|08-25-2013 10:41 PM|
Went in for a vet check-up yesterday, 17 days post our previous visit. Her condition is worse, so hoping for input.
Her platelets and white blood cells are even lower than before, making me think why the doxycycline isn't working as well against her confirmed ehrlichiosis. She's in close observation right now in case she starts to bleed. In case anything happens, vet ambulance will pick her up for confinement.
I'm gonna go later to get tranexamic acid on top of her Doxycycline. Also added Vitamin K supplement for platelet production, as well as a B complex for her appetite.
Vet allowed me to try Coco Nectar and an herb capsule used to raise platelets in dengue patients, just to supplement.
Despite her face getting better, there is also still that lump on her throat and her groin. Vet says we can wait for another round of CoAmoxiclav to work but if it won't improve in a week, we have to take both out, which is okay by me.
Except we still have to raise her platelets to be able to do surgery or she won't stop bleeding.
Any common experiences with difficulty with Ehrlichia bacteria? I am aware it's more severe in GSDs but it's almost 3 weeks of Doxycycline already. Any tips as well to improve her numbers with her blood count, too?
Other than those, she's acting normal. Sweet and playful and plays with water and all. She's just now sort of kenneled all day to avoid any situation that can get her wounded and bleeding.
|08-24-2013 04:22 PM|
Have you thought about maybe giving her some satin balls to keep the weight on? Here's the recipe I have been using for an emaciated foster dog, to supplement the kibble:
Dog Treat Recipes (there are many other recipes here in the archives, and all over the web).
The ground meat I use is a mix of organ and muscle meat in it, so it's rich and appetizing. I don't feed them raw as with immuno-compromised dogs, I just don't know they caw handle the raw. I bake at 325 for around 30 minutes, covered. Warm them for a few seconds in the microwave throughout the week, as the steam will send the scent out and stimulate the dog's appetite.
These things really do put weight on a dog!
|08-24-2013 10:56 AM|
|Sunflowers||Can you post pics from the side and looking down? Seeing some rib is not necessarily a bad thing.|
|08-24-2013 10:16 AM|
Despite her improving condition, my girl is also kinda thin.
I can see her ribs, and I can feel the knobs on her back.
I have an appointment with the vet tomorrow to check her blood again.
I'll inquire about her weight by then.
I know it's one of the symptoms of ehrlichiosis--anorexia and weight loss.
But know that I feed her A LOT lately just to sort of counter this. Almost to the level that I insist she finish her bowl.
Right now she's eating 3.5 cups of Go Natural Chicken. She gets 2 tbsp of fish oil, 2 tbsp of peanut butter, and her treats (to help her swallow her meds. Usually liver or sausage.)
That 2000+ Calories. Heck she eats more than I do. Hard to see her like this. But at least she's back to her old self of being jumpy when someone's at the door, running and jumping around when I hose down her sleeping area, and active on walks.
|08-18-2013 10:02 AM|
|Courtney||She's a beautiful girl! I'm very happy to hear she's still on the mend|
|08-18-2013 12:05 AM|
|Midnight12||Glad to see her doing so much better|
|08-17-2013 11:47 PM|
|Sunflowers||Fantastic! She looks healthy and gorgeous!|
|08-17-2013 11:43 PM|
We're 9 days down her 28 days of Doxycycline, and just a few days before we finish her AmoxiClav for her face.
She's looking very pretty today. This was just taken an hour ago back home.
Vet wants a check-up on the 24th so will update you guys.
|08-13-2013 01:04 AM|
|Nigel||She looking better, maybe a bit smurf-ish, hope she feeling better to.|
|08-13-2013 12:45 AM|
She looks so much better...even blue!!
I'm happy that she has responded to her meds. Pretty girl
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