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#180956 - 09/14/11 01:25 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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Originally Posted By: kelso
Kelso did have pre-op bloodwork before his neuter 3/2010 that was "normal"
I will try to get copies of the blood work from then and yesterday tomorrow.

His lethargy has seemed to come and go tonight..he got one burst of energy about 845 pm for 5 minutes but hasn't moved since. He ate some food at that time. Mostly today if I feed it to him from my hand, but did eat some canned on his own.

thanks again, hopefully will know more in the am


You will want to get some probiotics.

There is a wide "variation" in what is normal on these tests - maybe those older ones will have a clue as to a "trend".

hugging

eta: regarding AIHA - if the RBC's are too low, they will want to use pred, in case it's hemolytic anemia of some sort. If this is the case (I don't know what the numbers are, platelets are also important here), then it's really super important that all doses of pred are accompanied by aggressive doses of doxy.


Edited by MaxaLisa (09/14/11 01:27 AM)
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#180968 - 09/14/11 02:25 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: kelso]
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Originally Posted By: kelso
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I know it could be a bajillion things and something minor?, but am terrified like I said after what has happened to dogs on the forum frown
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... or related to the DHLPP (I was reading there are reports of that being associated with hemolytic anemia?)
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hugging hugging hugging hugging hugging hugging
OMG Steph, I just saw this. The DHLPP/Hemolytic anemia is the first thing that popped into my mind as I was reading your message. I'm so thankful you and Dan recognized there's a problem and jumped on it right away. You're in my thoughts and prayers that he has a quick recovery.

Please give him a big hug (Allie too)!!!
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#180970 - 09/14/11 02:35 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: Qyn]
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I don't think you're the least bit crazy. It definitely sounds like there's *something* going on w/him that needs vet attention. It's even more worrisome when a dog shows signs of illness or pain because of their ability to hide this from humans.

When your child is sick, they can verbalize and tell you what's wrong. I don't know of any kids who hide being sick - it's a day home from school <g> but by the time you see something in a dog it could already be more serious than had you been able to tell sooner.

I hope whatever it is turns out to not be serious and fully treatable. Please keep us posted. Hugs and puppy slobber to you and Kelso.
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#180971 - 09/14/11 02:37 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: FurKids]
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Originally Posted By: FurKids
When your child is sick, they can verbalize and tell you what's wrong. I don't know of any kids who hide being sick - it's a day home from school <g> but by the time you see something in a dog it could already be more serious than had you been able to tell sooner.
This is a great point.
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#180984 - 09/14/11 06:47 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Steph, I'm not able to give any medical advice. I'll leave that to more experienced members. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and Kelso and will send healing vibes. hugging
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#180989 - 09/14/11 08:15 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: Islandgsds]
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Hoping he is all better soon! Let us know.

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#180998 - 09/14/11 09:16 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: GSDBESTK9]
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hugging Sending good thoughts to you and Kelso. Hoping he feels better soon.
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#181028 - 09/14/11 10:13 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: AngelJ]
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Ugh, reading this made my heart drop! But I'm so glad you guys are vigilant and have a good vet! When's the next appt/test so you might know more?

Poor Kelso...giant hugs to you all! grouphug
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#181041 - 09/14/11 10:36 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: aubie]
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Oh Steph - my heart dropped too... You're right on top of this, so that is huge. Sending lots of good and healing thoughts to Kelso. Will anxiously look for udpates. Hugs to you and Dan too - it's so stressful when you don't know yet what's going on... hugging
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#181061 - 09/14/11 11:35 AM Re: Kelso is sick :( -anemia/recent DHLPP.. [Re: Kris]
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Ray had a reaction to either his vaccines or to the ProHeart 6 injection way back when and that was bad enough. All the best to Kelso for a full, quick recovery from whatever is going on! hugging
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