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After switching Mika off to a bland diet she seemed good. No more crazy poop, she was bouncy again. But she wasn't passing anything (except urine). I know rice isn't going to produce a huge stool - but there should be something. Nothing for about 24 hours. And at 4 am she woke me up (I thought she might need to go outside) and before I could get her out the door she puked a little. Happens with her breed/mix a lot and is usually totally normal. But there was a pink tinge to the puke and it had some little dots of blood.

I tried giving her a little bit of food and she was completely disinterested.

So we took her to the emergency place. Chest x ray looks good, she's acting normal, not in pain, no obstructions that they see so far. They're keeping her. She was beginning to be a little dehydrated. So they've got her on IV fluids and they're going to give her some antacid as well as a drug to help coat/heal any places in her GI tract that might be irritated or have had some acid exposure. They're going to see how she does with that and then try her on some food/water sometime this afternoon. Hopefully we can have her back tonight if she does well. If not they might keep her until sometime Monday. They're just being super cautious. She's a healthy 4 year old dog without any history of illness. She's fine, I'm sure.

I am, of course, a ball of freak out. I'm scared and just upset that we had to leave her there. I know it's for her good and it means she'll be better taken care of. But I still want my dog.

So yeah. Shitty night.


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Dec. 30th, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC)
I hope she gets better quickly!
Dec. 31st, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
thanks for the well wishes.
Dec. 30th, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
i'm so sorry mika is feeling so (i was going to say poopy, but she's not, and that's part of the problem) terrible.

i'm beaming calming rays of xanax and valium and luuurv at you. let us know if you need anything, it's not that long a drive, and we have a car today!
Dec. 31st, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
That's super sweet - but there's no way in hell I'd ask anyone to travel that far without a damned good reason or at least a nice dinner waiting.

We got an update on her this morning and she was doing okay. Nothing weird in any of her tests, responding well to the IV fluids, etc. They said they planned to feed her something around 4 or 5 pm and then see how that went. If we don't hear from them by 8 pm we're supposed to call and check up. I'm really hoping we can get her back tonight.

The doctor, in his attempt to be very thorough ended up saying basically "it could be nothing, it could be cancer". Which I took in the context of what he was saying -but still wasn't what I wanted to hear. Especially after thinking myself into the "It's Bloat" corner.
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