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Sick princess and very tired Mommy

Cassie has been staying with my Mom for the last week or so. Mom was concerned because she was itching excessively. I picked her up yesterday and took her to the vet. Cass has a history of allergies and itching, but Mom said it was very extreme. The vet prescribed her Temaril-P. I gave her 1/2 pill around 3:00 yesterday. She ate her dinner and was quiet last night. Once we went to bed, her belly exploded. We were up every 20 minutes with her needing to go out with diarrhea. This went on all night long. I gave her a metronidazole in the middle of the night, but it didn't help. She also began throwing up by morning. I called the vet at 7:00 and we went right over. They said they don't usually see any reaction to this medication, but it does seem likely that it could be a reaction to the medication. They gave her fluids under the skin and a shot of something to help with the nausea. They gave me some meds for her to take this evening. She has continued to be sick all day. Sometimes she makes it outside, sometimes not. I called the vet and they said it will take time to get through her system. I am really worried. She also has blood in the diarrhea now. She won't eat anything and they told me not to give the metronidazole unless she gets a little food in her stomach (it will make her nauseous). I did give her some immodium (liquid) as they suggested to me. She is sleeping now, but I have to watch her for as soon as she jumps up so I can get her outside. Even if she goes to the puppy pads, it gets everywhere! My poor baby. I feel so bad that she feels so sick and I am worried sick. Any suggestions? The vet we dealt with this morning gets in at 9:00 tonight, so I may call her then. I don't want to have to leave her there

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Oh, Karen, I am so sorry to hear that Cassie is so sick. Kodi had diarhea for a week or so while we were on vacation, but it was only a couple of times a day, and even THAT made me worry. (to say nothing of the clean-up needed). I hope the vet who first saw her will be able to give you some other advice, but if you are really worried about her, she's probably better off in the hospital, where they can keep giving her fluids and keep an eye on her vitals.

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Oh poor Cassie. I am sending healing thoughts. Get better soon Cassie. Hugs to you Karen.

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Oh, I'm so sorry to hear of your sick little girl! Healing thoughts going out that she gets better real quickly!!
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Poor little Cassie. Hope she is better soon, Karen.

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Oh, hope she feels better soon. How awful for everyone. Poor baby.

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If you haven't take her back to the vet, I agree with Karen that she would be better off in their care. Maybe they would let you stay with her until things settle down. I'm concerned that she'll get dehydrated again with her continuing to vomit and have diarrhea. She really needs fluids or she won't be able to fight this off. We're worrying with you and will keep you both in our prayers.

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I just got home from the vet, and I left her there. They did a blood test and said she has HGE. They are going to start her on IV fluids and IV meds including Metrodondizole and others. They are also going to give her a sedative to help her relax. She doesn't do well away from me. I asked if they had a sedative for me too, but no such luck. I am going to call if I wake up during the night and see how she is. If she is upset at all and feeling better, I can go get her then. I am going to try to get some sleep and let her do the same, and then call first thing in the morning. My vet is a 24 hour vet, so there is a vet and a vet tech there all night. They know I am a bit nuts and promised to call for any reason they may need to. Hopefully, she will be feeling a little better by morning. I am off to try to sleep, but I have a feeling it will be tough to do that.

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Poor Baby! Sending ((((Hugs)))) and healing wishes to Cassie. What is HGE?

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I hope Cassie has a good night and can come home to peer, and I hope you get some sleep.


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