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Old 02-03-2013, 11:50 AM   #21
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I took her to the VET yesterday as she is still not eating but drinking alot. He gave her an anti vomiting shot and an antibiotic shot. She was fine but still not going towards food only water. Then in evening she started vomiting again. I took her to the 24 hour animal hospital where they told me after doing bloodwork this morning that she has high kidney levels which he feels is due to the Metacam she has been on for three weeks prior to surgery. I thought when a dog goes through surgery they do bloodtest to see if everything is good before they do the surgery but apparently not. I was not very happy with the decisions I made in the past month. I listened to an acting vet that said rest her on Metacam for a couple weeks and see if it fixes the problem. I wish I had done the xray and blood work initially. Hindsight knows no bounds. Please say a prayer for my Miya:
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You and Miya are in our thoughts and prayers for all good things.
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Prayers going out for you and Miya. Hope she recovers soon.
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I am sorry to here about Miya. I do believe they should have done blood work beforehand... I am confused as to why she was on meds before the surgery. Bella had liver surgery, Fred knee surgery and Scuds eye surgery. I don't believe any of mine took meds before the surgery, just after.

I hope she feels better soon. Sending prayers and kisses your way!
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They originally thought it was luxating patella and told me to give her metacam for a couple of weeks and total bed rest. When that did not work I went in and had an xray done where they discovered it was an acl problem and did surgery right away. Extra bloodwork and biochemical testing is extra and since they found thru the xray what the issue was I did not ask to have the extra bloodwork done but I did not realize that part of the surgery process is not an initial blood test. I thought she is 3 years old she does not need it. My mistake again hindsight.
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How is Miya doing?
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Doing a little better. Her kidney levels are back to normal but she is quite fearful eating on her own. I am giving her sulcrate for upset stomach and I have stopped all meds as it was the cause of her upset stomach, vomiting and lack of apetite. I am crushing her normal meal and adding warm water and feeding via spoon. Hopefully tomorrow will be better? I do hope the VET takes the port out of her arm today.
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Glad she is feeling a little better. Sounds like she is in good hands You are a wonderful mommy!
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Doing a little better. Her kidney levels are back to normal but she is quite fearful eating on her own. I am giving her sulcrate for upset stomach and I have stopped all meds as it was the cause of her upset stomach, vomiting and lack of apetite. I am crushing her normal meal and adding warm water and feeding via spoon. Hopefully tomorrow will be better? I do hope the VET takes the port out of her arm today.
Hopefully, stopping the meds will help her feel better and start eating again. It's not fun having an upset tummy and vomiting. That would make me afraid of eating too. Sounds like you could be on the right track. I feel for the two of you and are sending good wishes your way.
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Thank you everyone for your kind words. I am still spoon feeding. She is only nosing her food. I hope she starts eating on her own soon. She is more alert and barks now if she hears a sound.
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