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Exclamation Urgent Prayers Please!

I got up at 8:10 this morning to feed the dogs. Gracie and Angie followed me into the kitchen. As I was prepping their food, I heard Gracie starting to throw up, so I made sure she was on the tile rather than the carpet and stayed near her. She threw up about a teaspoon of foamy bile. Ok, no biggie, just an empty stomach. I offered her a cracker, she refused. I offered her a bit of plain yogurt, again, she refused. She started to pant a bit, strange, I thought. She refused her kibble, really unusual. She looked weird to me, so I checked her gums and they were very pale! Her tongue was also very pale, a light gray color. OMG, is it bloat? What is going on??

So DH drove 90 mph to the emergency vet, we got there at 8:30. They took her back right away. Initial exam found her to be stable but subdued with pale gums. Not bloat, blood pressure normal, respiration normal. So we waited while they did some bloodwork, me crying, shaking, pacing and DH doing his best to reassure me.

Her electrolytes were normal, blood count normal. No internal bleeding. The only abnormal result was lactic acid which was 3.5. Normal is 0.5. Vet not sure what to think, maybe an anaphylactic reaction (to what?), maybe a reaction to throwing up that caused her blood pressure to suddenly drop. He wants to keep her for 24 hours and run some more comprehensive tests and do X-rays. He said she was sitting up, looking around. He's going to give her some Benadryl, too.

So I want to get this out there, for prayers for my heart dog. She just turned two on Christmas Eve.

I am a complete wreck. DH keeps telling me that he thinks it was a one-time thing, where she basically passed out from throwing up. We lost two dogs last year, both suddenly. Last Jan, our English Bulldog at 10 years suddenly died from an undiagnosed small cell tumor, completely symptom-free until he collapsed. Then in April our 16 year old lab died on the table during a dental procedure. I can't handle another loss, especially Gracie. She's my baby.

If anyone has any ideas or experienced something similar, I would love to know. Vet knows I'm putting this out on this forum. I know where the real experts are.

Leslie, Mom to Gracie (Noblegold Saving Grace) and Angie the HavaShih Rescue
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No Experience Here Leslie, but I will be thinking of your Gracie and sending positive Vibes her way. Please keep us posted!


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OMG I hope it is nothing serious and she is home with you soon. Keep both of you in my prayers.

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oh I am so sorry you are going through this! I would feel exactly like you if it were my baby!!! Sending prayers and thoughts your way...please keep us posted!!

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Many prayers are being sent your way Leslie. My Kirby became very ill last March (thrombocytopenia) so I understand the angst and worry that goes along with our heart babies becoming ill. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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Praying for you and Gracie! I know what it is like to lose a pet suddenly...worst thing in the world.
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Praying Gracie will be okay. I know the worry you are having.
Sending good thoughts your way.
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So sorry for you and Gracie.The positive side is that he vet found nothing too strange,and it sounds as if she is calming down.Here's hoping you get some reassuring news very soon and little Gracie home and well.

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Oh my, I hope that Gracie is fine. I can also feel your anxiety-sending hugs your way.

I have no idea what it could be. It does concern me as Lizzie tends to vomit up bile almost every morning.

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Please let us know how Gracie is doing. Keep strong. I know it's hard. Big HUG!!!

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