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Ugh, we had a visit to the ER
Well at 1:00 a.m. christmas morning, Django woke me up with horrible tremors. I called the vet and decided to wait it out for about an hour and a half before we decided to take him in. The vet on call (who is at the clinic he goes to so they have his file) told me that based on what was going on it appeared Django was suffering from toxicity due to the flagyl he was on for his gastro. issue. He was lethargic, wasn't eating, had a fever, etc. etc.
They gave him a shot of prednisone (which although his tremors weren't addisonian it was amazing how in about 10 hours it worked miracles) and she told me to stop the flagyl and gave me other pills to give Django. Well, I took the meds but decided not to do anything till later Christmas day, went on line and read about the meds the vet prescribed. She also thought we needed to scope his lower colin because of the blood on the bottom after a bowel movement. This of course will occur after I talk to the vet, if at all.
All the side effects were what Django was already experiencing that day (minus the tremors) and his system is so hypersensative to meds. that I opted not to give him anything. Of course, I put a call into the vet this morning and waiting for his call. Plus, the dose was for a 20 lb. dog and D weighs in at 11.4 right now.
He ate all his food, soft and kibble last night when we got home, had good energy before we left and stopped pooping 4x a day. Why do these things always happen right before we leave for a couple of days? The dog sitter is great but of course, I always worry about him even when we travel.
Hopefully the vet will have encouraging news on how to handle the situation.