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#198626 - 12/11/11 07:09 PM Re: Kelso has been admitted overnight [Re: arycrest]
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I'm so sorry to hear of Kelso's turn for the worse. Sending good thoughts and strength your way.
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#198630 - 12/11/11 07:42 PM Re: Kelso has been admitted overnight [Re: DancingCavy]
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Keeping you and Kelso in my prayers, Steph.(((hugs)))
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#198637 - 12/11/11 07:56 PM Re: Kelso has been admitted overnight [Re: Jane Jean]
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Steph, OMG I am so sorry that Kelso is not doing well.

I am with MaxaLisa on suggesting the use of 2 different ABX. The one time that DeeDee go so ill so fast, the Vet gave her a cocktail of 3 different ABX. So at times I think aggessive use of multiple ABX is a good choice.

Since he has been on long term Pred, my question is are they sill giving it. With long term usage taper off is the only method suggested.
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#198647 - 12/11/11 08:39 PM Re: Kelso has been admitted overnight [Re: kelso]
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Originally Posted By: kelso

It is hard for me to keep it together right now but I want you guys to know as you have always been there for our dogs

I'm sure everyone on the board is rooting for Kelso. My thoughts go out to you and I hope you have better news tomorrow. Having been on a roller coaster with Sean and his autoimmune illness I can empathize with you. Hugs from Sean and me to Kelso and you. hugging
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#198648 - 12/11/11 08:45 PM Re: Kelso has been admitted overnight [Re: SeanRescueMom]
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Oh Steph... so scary... Sending lots of healing thoughts to Kelso and hugs to you and hubby... hugging
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#198649 - 12/11/11 08:46 PM Re: Kelso has been admitted overnight [Re: SeanRescueMom]
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Aw, Steph--my heart is going out to you, DH and Kelso. Sending you tons of strength and calming energy and powerful healing thoughts still going to Kelso. hugging

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#198652 - 12/11/11 08:57 PM Re: Kelso has been admitted overnight [Re: BowWowMeow]
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I'm so sorry to hear about Kelso. Sending more positive and healing thoughts to him, and big hugs to you. So sorry that Kelso, you, and your husband are going through this. hugging
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#198659 - 12/11/11 09:33 PM Re: Kelso has been admitted overnight [Re: Karin]
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hello again

Got home a bit ago, spent some more time with Kels, he is comfortable with some things from home except for the cone he is wearing

His mouth has looked worse all day so not sure what is up with that yet. They shaved his elbow where he has the swelling and drainage. She wants to rule out necrotizing fasciitis because of the fact that it came up over less than 24 hours. So he has a surgery consult for the morning. They are doing "hydrotherapy" for the elbow.

The vet started him on clindamycin and ampicillin IV as she is concerned for staph/strep with the elbow. His white count is "very low" I do not have exact numbers just what she told me. She stated this suggested sepsis. He is having cultures of all the fluids in his body sent (urine, blood, wound).
His hemoglobin, MCV and RBC's are ok. Platlets low.
His vital signs are stable, still running a fever but improved.

This is all very confusing, turning into something I never expected and not sure we really know what is going on for sure.

I am going to get some sleep and tuck Allie in, going back tomorrow

thank you

Edited by kelso (12/11/11 09:36 PM)
Edit Reason: they are holding pred for 24 hours, vet said that was ok for now

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#198663 - 12/11/11 09:40 PM Re: Kelso has been admitted overnight [Re: kelso]
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hugging hugging hugging

the clindamycin will treat babesia, which can cause this, among other things.

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#198667 - 12/11/11 09:51 PM Re: Kelso has been admitted overnight [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Oh my gosh, great big XOXO to Kelso (and his loving sister) and to you both - worrying about him - it's so hard. I am so hoping that these things will hit him hard and help him bounce back. This is...good thoughts and prayers.
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