rosie is doing well..she was able to take a few steps at the vets today. just waiting for her to finally have a poop and then hopefully she can come home fri or sat. if it is Saturday, I am working...would any of our regular volunteers be able to pick her up in abbotsford and bring her to saints for me?
I am very worried about Harley, her bloodsugars are out of control, her urine is full of sugar and ketones, she looks and feels like crap and is totally lethargic. while I have been betting that altho groot was neutered when he had his way with her, I was thinking that a couple of sneaky viable sperm were in hiding and made it thru. but at her vet visit today, another possibility raised its fearsome head...pyometria..not an open one because there is no drainage or fever but a closed one waiting to blow because apparently dogs can develop pyometria after sex! we sent off bloodwork and did xrays...while the xrays did not exactly show an enlarged uterus, they were very weird and inconclusive..they did show what possibly appeared to be a grossly enlarged pancrease and liver or spleen with her large bowel shoved way out of position so something for sure is going on inside her..an abcessing uterus makes the most sense.
I am to phone first thing in the morning for when her blood work is back...we may be rushing her in for emergency surgery. in the mean time she is on huge doses of baytil 300mg twice a day. I already gave her the frst dose at 3 pm, the vet said I can give the second dose early at midnight and then fast her until we know if she is having surgery.
as much as I was going to kill myself if it was puppies, puppies would have been better.
we couldn't spay or abort because her bloodsugars are so out of control and now maybe we will have to do a very risky surgery with her out of control blood sugars anyway.
she is so sick..it is breaking all of our hearts here. keep positive thoughts for Harley please...normally she is a total blind busy body pain in the ass but all of us love her dearly and want her to be a pain in the ass again.
the new broken kitten, addie is doing really well...she is a sweet little thing and settling in, motoring around the cat rooms under supervision for now.
two new saints today...15 yr old mischief and 8 yr old jiggy are two little mid-old fart friends surrendered to the spca because the family no longer wanted them. they need dentals, neuters, and they both have bad knees..jiggy is a black pomerainian and mischief is a somewhat baldish red pom they both appear to be very sweet.