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my bully is gravely ill & petrified

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by joyoge, May 7, 2010.


  1. joyoge

    joyoge PetForums Newbie

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    hi, I am fairly new to the forum and have been reading some of the posts with great interest. I am hoping that someone can try and give me some hope re my beautiful english bull terrier, daphne. Over past few days she became very ill and became lifeless, not eating hardly anything, out of breath very easily, drinking and urinating more than usual, hardly going to poopoos etcetc. To cut a long story short she is at vets at the moment and they have done bloods whereby she has high white blood cell count, anaemia and other problems (I went into shock when he was telling me) they have also done an xray and she has a very enlarged spleen - the vet has said it could be an auto-immune system problem, ulcer or bone marrow problems - Now I know i am a newbie but i cannot stop crying as is so ill and the outcome doesnt appear to be good - i keep reading things on the web which i know i shouldnt as it appears that anything to do with an enlarged spleen is dire and usually cancer - if anyone has any experience of a doggy with an enlarged spleen or know anything about it i would appreciate any feedback - i want to be optimistic but in my heart i fear the worse :(
     
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    I can't help, but I am sorry, and keeping everything crossed for you ... Clare x
     
  3. rona

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    I can't help but just wanted to say how sorry I am and sending you both best wishes
    Fingers crossed that something can be done
     
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    I wish I could help - but all I know about the spleen is that in humans it can be taken out and the body can still function as normal. I hope that Daphne's problem can be treated and that everything turns out ok. Sending you both hugs n kisses xx
     
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    Sorry i dont have any advice but wanted to send you a hug xx :( Hoping the vet can give you some good news :(
     
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    I am so sorry and i have my fingers crossed for you

    xxx
     
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    ((((hugs))))
     
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    so sorry :( - sending good thoughts your way and keeping everything crossed for you!
     
  9. joyoge

    joyoge PetForums Newbie

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    thanks for all your good wishes - trying to stay positive
     
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    you must be devastated :( try to stay positive, just keep on reminding yourself that we are in a day and age where dogs have a good chance of fighting disease and illness off now, better than they have ever been. its essential you remain positive. have you researched it on the net?
     
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    thinking of you and Daphne Hun.

    {{hugs}}
     
  12. joyoge

    joyoge PetForums Newbie

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    thanks for that and yes i have researched on web and wish i hadnt :(
     
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    Im so sorry to hear about your dog,i cant help im afraid,but wanted to say i hope she is ok.Hug for you xxx
     
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    Lots of healing vibes and strength to you and Daphne all wrapped up in lots of love and hugs xx
     
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    it's always best to be prepared mentally and emotionally... praying that you and your bully make it through...please keep us all updated on what happens..
     
  16. joyoge

    joyoge PetForums Newbie

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    thanks everyone for your support - still not looking too hopeful as the problem is she has hardly any platelets and low white cell count amongst other things - the vet has her on a drip and some strong antibiotics plus today has started to give her steroids - he has ruled out an ulcer (which was a least a bit hopeful) and now thinks its to do with the bone marrow or auto-immune system - he wants to take a sample of bone marrow but he cannot until her platelets improve as she may bleed to death and so needs to get some frozen plasma which he says is very hard to get - so bless her shes in a no-win situation and i just cant stop crying - going to see her this evening as fear i may not see her again - he said at the end of the conversation that he has asked all sorts of vets for their input and tried to find out as much as he can but it is a rare case and i may want to think about having her referred to the royal vets college in south mimms - i said i would do as he thought best as i dont know what to do - i really do not know what to do - should i now try to get her into the hospital where i presume they may have far more experience with these cases plus possibly have everything she needs? any advice would be welcome? thanks
     
  17. rona

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    Such a tough call, but it's your decision, I really don't know what I would do in your situation
     
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    What an awfully hard decision you are faced with sweet!!

    You have to weigh up the journey against the staying where she is?! Would she survive the journey, would you feel guilty if she started the journey and lost her battle on the way??
    Would she benefit from going? Would they be able to save her?

    Maybe have a telephone conversation with them tonight if possible through your vets and see what both sides suggest would be the best bet for your gorgeous girl?

    I am so sorry you are going through this..... life can be such a challenge!! :mad: :(
     
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    I'm so sorry there is still no improvement ((hugs))....as for the hospital ...just go with your heart...Has the vet rang the hospital for advice... i remember when Ozzy was ill our vet phoned one of the specialists up at The Edinburgh hospital...they did charge for this service but perhaps its worth a try.


    Juliexx
     
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    Sorry, no advice, but I wanted to send you my thoughts and hugs.
     
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