Wednesday, December 3, 2008

In the Hospital
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*****Poor little Elle was sooooo miserable last night. I was up most the night with her and she will spend tonight in the hospital getting fluids. I started to suspect pancreatitis yesterday. We have been treating her for over a week and for a few days she was much better.
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*****They are doing blood work which the vet thinks will come back normal, even though he also suspects pancreatitis. Gastro-intestinal stuff for doggies is like us going to the doctor and saying we have a headache. You just have to start ruling out stuff.
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*****The vet told me to look on the bright side. At least I'd get some sleep tonight. What a guy!
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Update: Vet just called. Pancreatitis. He's started her on antibiotics and is very concerned with her protein screen which shows almost no protein at all so he is sending that test off to another lab for verification.
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12 comments:

Lola said...

I hope your little Elle is up and well and "feeling just fine" soon!

It sounds as if you have her in really good hands with that vet. (Just like pediatricians, those doctors have at least 2 patients for every one patient listed on the chart!)

Adrienne said...

Thank you Lola.

P.S. Great post on Sophia my paisana....

Kit said...

Oh dear! Poor little sweet girl - will definitely keep her and her people parents in our thoughts and prayers.

Therese said...

I hope she gets better soon Adrienne. Praying for her and for you.

Adoro said...

Aww.., poor sweetie! I hope she gets better soon...sounds so miserable!

Tom in Vegas said...

So sorry to hear about this. I know EXACTLY how you are feeling right now.

I just said a prayer for the little one, and I will be checking back for any updates.

Ponte Sisto said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Elle. Pancreatitis is absolutely beastly!
Prayers for you both.

Terry Nelson said...

I feel so bad when little kids and animals are sick - they are so innocent and helpless - I hope she gets better.

Esther said...

Adrienne, I hope and pray little Elle gets better soon. BTW, I am having a heck of a time trying to get my dog to take her antibiotics. Hope you have better luck.

Tracy said...

oh no.. poor little Elle.. hope your little critter is on the mend very soon:)

gemoftheocean said...

I'm so sorry. I do pray she recovers.

Kelly said...

Sorry to hear your baby is not well. My prayers for you and Elle.