Well, there is some good news. Little Gidget is eating again. I've gotten canned chicken (the kind you make chicken salad with), and I've been giving her about 1/4 of a cup at a time. She seems to be doing fine with it, and I'm soooooo grateful for that.
It looks like it won't be till Tuesday or Wednesday for the test though, so as long as she continues to eat, and her fever stays down, hopefully, we won't have any problems until then. Her temp yesterday was 103... very close to the 102 that it should be. It's really hot here today (cold yesterday).. the heat index is 100 right now, so we're spending every minute (except pee time) in the house with the ac on. She's still sleeping a lot and pretty clingy, so I know she's still not feeling very good.
I was so muddle-brained when I called the clinic, that I forgot to ask if they take Care Credit. I could kick myself, but then a wonderful friend offered to use their credit card if necessary, and I could pay it back when I get the check from the pet insurance. What wonderful people God has put into my life. I am ever so blessed.
God, Jo, I am so sorry.
I don't know how u feel abt running a possible diagnosis by Joanne the vet--but her's one u should ask her abt.
Could Gidget have Cholangiohepatitis?
Please ask her--it means specific antibiotics (I am thinking amoxicillin and metronidazole-but may be wrong).
I thought I would lose Justice. He ended up looking like a dog a rescue would think was being starved-every rib showing. I thought I was going to lose him.
Please ask her--maybe even before an ultrasound (since it can't be done immed--she could start her treatment-if she thinks it could be cholangiohepatitis.)
U are both in my prayers.
August 8, 2009 10:21 PM
Hi Cindy... I'll ask JoAnne about that this afternoon if I talk to her. If not, I'll ask her in the morning. One of the (many) things though that is baffling her is that Gidgie's blood levels (white and red) are perfectly normal.. no jaundice, no sign of hepatitis... just this stupid fever and other symptoms I've mentioned. But I will ask her about it. Thanks for the suggestion... it never hurts to ask.
Oh.. by the way, I guess I didn't mention that yesterday, we switched from Baytril to the Metronidazol.. I'm wondering if maybe that has already started to kick in since she got it yesterday, and maybe that's the reason she's starting to eat again.
Thanks so much for keep tabs on us. I'm so happy Justie is riding that train cross country and back, and I'm praying that little Tucker will get up on there with him soon and stop being so dizzy ... you're all in our prayers.
Gonna get going... thanks everyone for checking in on my little girl. I can't tell you how much it means to have your support. It's not even four months since Mike had to leave (seems like four years already)... I can't stand the thought of losing her right now too... it's just too soon, she's just too young, and it's just not fair. She may be a real pain in the butt sometimes, but she's all I've got here, and even though sometimes I want to throw her out the window... she's still my baby.
Much Love & Many Blessings To You All,
Joanna, Angel Mike and Little Gidget