Very Sick Puppy - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
SharonW's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 53
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Very Sick Puppy

We took our 8 week old puppy for a wellness check last Friday. The Vet called us back on Saturday and said that she was positive for giardia. She was not having any of the symptoms and I called the breeder and she said that none of the other puppies new owners had reported this after wellness check. I think it was a false positive, but we decided to treat her anyway. It is a nasty parasite and contagious to people. We started treating her for it by putting a powder on her food. Tuesday morning she ate breakfast and seemed very lethargic about an hour later she started drooling and shaking her head. We took her to the vet immediately. He checked blood sugar and it was all right. He next suspected that something was stuck in her throat and/or that she may have hydrocephalus. Xrays, with contrast, revealed that her esophagus was irritated. He also thinks the xray of the head indicate she possibly has hydrocephalus. We are treating her with steroids for that and we give her something to coat the throat. She is eating and drinking. This morning she alternates between sleeping and playing. She is much quieter than normal. Vet will do another xray and send it to someone who has more experience with this issue. We are so concerned and hope this will resolve itself with vet help. I am sorry for the long post, but no one else understands how worried we are. Has anyone else has experience with this?
SharonW is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 09:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Molly120213's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 3,412
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 138 Times in 137 Posts
I don't have any experience with this but Molly sends plenty of puppy hugs, kisses and prayers to your little one. I hope she is alright.



Diane and Molly
Molly120213 is online now  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 10:52 AM
Senior Member
 
Celesthav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: VA
Posts: 277
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
Sending hugs and prayers to you and your 8 wk old pup. I don't have any experience with the symptoms to condition either.
Hugs,
Jeanne & Maggie
Celesthav is offline  
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 02:21 PM
Metrowest, MA
 
krandall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 23,515
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 296 Times in 294 Posts
I have no experience either, unfortunately. It does, however, make me suspicious that she was fine, then got sick AFTER you gave her the medicine. Could this be an allergic reaction to the medicine? Are you still giving it to her? Fortunately, steroids would be part of treatment for a severe allergic reaction, too.

I think, if it were my puppy, I'd want to get a second opinion, just to be safe. Good thoughts coming your way!


Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)






krandall is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
SharonW's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 53
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Sick Puppy

The medicine we used for the giardia. was a powder that we sprinkled over her food. I think that a piece of it did not mix well and stuck to her esophagus and burned/irritated it. She seems much better today, although she is sleeping more. We see the vet tomorrow and he will do another xray and we can go from there on the hydrocephalus. Thank for caring! We love this little dog so much.
SharonW is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 04:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Tom King's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lake Gaston, N.C.
Posts: 3,098
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 21 Times in 21 Posts
Please keep us updated, and I hope you both have a good night.
Tom King is online now  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 05:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Heather's's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Carlos, CA
Posts: 3,674
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 88 Times in 87 Posts
So very sorry to hear your puppy is sick. I also thought it is very suspicious your puppy was not showing any signs of illness until the first dose of medication. I would definitely get a second opinion as soon as possible. I would also have the Giardia test redone. Hoping your little one is feeling better soon.
Heather's is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 05:27 PM
Senior Member
 
Molly120213's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 3,412
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 138 Times in 137 Posts
Good luck tomorrow. I hope the next set of xrays look better and maybe the situation is not as bad as you think.



Diane and Molly
Molly120213 is online now  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 05:31 PM
Senior Member
 
Marbel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: NC
Posts: 564
Submit Photo: 18
Photo Submissions 9 Times in 9 Posts
Wow, so sorry this is happening. Well wishes being sent from Chloe.


Marbel is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 07:21 PM
Senior Member
 
Suzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: West Linn Oregon
Posts: 4,845
Submit Photo: 21
Photo Submissions 40 Times in 40 Posts
Poo'r little baby. I hope she recovers fast .

Maddie at 5mo old
Suzi is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome