Tuesday, May 29, 2007

When it rains...

Samantha started vomiting last night, but I thought it was just a fluke thing. By after work today she was unable to go more than half an hour without being horribly sick, diarrhea, the whole works. She became really lethargic as well so we headed to the ER tonight. She's very dehydrated and while they wanted to do bloodwork, etc I opted to wait for Dr. Bill's first thing in the morning. To get her through the night she rec'd a TON of fluids (she's SO bloated now), injections of Zantac, Reglan and Ampicillin along with a fun fecal test. (which was clear)

She can't have anything by mouth until we get to Dr. Bill's in the morning and if she vomits at all the rest of the night we have to go back to the ER. The other symptoms they said to watch for is abdominal pain, depression (not wagging her tail or trying to get up when called), change in breathing, weakness or difficulty getting up. It should be a nice relaxing night, huh?

Thrawn was already scheduled for his Adequan shot and an urinalysis to see if his holding it problem is from something specific soooo they'll be spending the day together there. Samantha is asleep in her bed right now, she has to be kept separate from the pack as well. (which she's none to happy about) I'll post after I hear something in the morning. -M

Weds AM - They're at Dr. Bill's...she did ok all night but started throwing up again in the car on the way. (yea, poor Thrawn stuck in the Mini's backseat w/ her) Hopefully will know something soon.

Weds Afternoon - Sam's white cell count is really high as is her Pancreas levels. (I'm no vet so that's the idiot version) , she's showing tenderness around her Pancreas and now they're waiting on other test results. If it's her Pancreas she will be hospitalized and I have no idea what from there. :(

Weds Night - Sam is back home, we're still awaiting the results of all the tests. For now she's on all kinds of meds and has started a canned/dry Low Residue diet - although she hasn't touched anything except a tiny bit of water. Her fever was up and down all day, she seems to feel a little better now but is pretty lethargic. She didn't have the strength to get in the car on her own. Sooo, I'm hoping the morning brings good news for her. I'm hoping and praying that if it's not her Pancreas it is also nothing that will be passed around the Pack. If so just shoot me now. ;) Thanks again, I'll post in the AM with test results hopefully. -M


Ruby Bleu said...

poor Sam. I'll be thinking good thoughts. Hopefully it's just the flu or something silly that she ate.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Texas's Mum said...

Hey TBP,
I am sending out healing
licks to you Sam we hear at texie
head quarters are thinking of you.

Love and Licks
Texas (and his humans).

Luckie the Dachie said...

Oh dear...I hope Sam gets better. Please keep us posted. We will be checking back regularly.

Maggie said...

We're sending major Aire-Zen!
Keep us updated, okay?

Love ya lots,

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Paws crossed for Samantha and Thrawn too.

Good luck.

Pippa & Kate

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh dear, I hope they'll feel better soon

~ girl girl

wally said...

Poor Samantha! I hope you're ok. I will be thinking about you all day (well, I do that anyway--I mean I will be worried for you). Please get better quickly!

love wally.

Ferndoggle said...

We'll send good thoughts to Sam & Thrawn! Actually we'll send them to the whole pack! Can't hurt.

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Peanut said...

Oh yes please let us know what is going on.

Lisa said...

Get well soon, Sam!

Holly said...

I sure hope everything is ok!! Prayers for both Samantha and Thrawn coming your way!

Tadpole said...

I'm going to send happy, healing throughts your way all day long!

Lady Kaos said...

I'm sending good doggie vibes to the Pack. Definately keep us updated. Mom and I will check in when Mom can get up and walk to the computer this weekend.

wally said...

Oh Samantha, I wish I could stay in the hospital with you to keep you company. I'm sure your pals will do a good job taking care of your poor mum.

All our paws are crossed for you, Sam!


Marvin The Dog said...

sorry to hear this news. I am new to your Blog, found it via Wally's post about Samantha. I do hope she gets better real soon.

love and healing licks, Marvin xxxx

in bonnie Scotland :0(

Anonymous said...

Mom and I are sending good vibe licks and happy prayers your way Sam!

Shannon said...

Lots of get better soon energy being sent to Samantha and Thrawn.

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

oh what a big bummer! Please keep us posted on Sam and Tucker. Poor babies. Sending positive thoughts from Tia and myself!!!

nm said...

dear samantha,

I am sending you drool and smooches to get better.

ernest the puppy

Maggie said...

Aire-Zen is still coming your way Sam! Get well soon, okay?

Love ya lots,

Gus said...

We found your post via Wally's blog too, and dropped by to say we hope Samantha is doing OK and feeling better soon.

LeaderOfTheKleinPack said...

We are keeping our paws crossed for you Sam...get better soon!

~Harley & Hage

MaPaw said...

Oh no! Good thoughts are coming your way from everyone here.

Lorenza said...

I am so sorry to hear about poor Sam. I hope she feels better soon. I will be praying for Sam, Thrawn and all the pack included your mom.
Have a good night