Teddy and I want to thank our doodle friends for caring, hoping and praying along with us.
I almost lost her yesterday. They brought her in on a gurney so we could say goodbye. My vet called minutes before she was to be put down with a last chance effort. She recommended they transfuse her and use a compression wrap. They wrapped her, monitored, during the night at one point they thought she was in arrhythmia, but felt it not uncommon with splenectomy. A medication would be used to restore normal rhythms and thought it would only be a temporary need. Turns out they never needed to give it to her. Her heart is doing well, vitals are good. They slowly removed the comprehssion wrap over a period of hours and by 3:00 this morning,it was completely removed. She got up on her own to go outside. They are delighted with her progress knowing that yesterday they did not think she could be saved. I am going in (with boiled chicken) for a visit. They will check her bloodcount again at noon, if it is down they may transfuse her again, her first was a universal donor. Yesterday they said if she needed a second it would be a live donor matched to her blood type. Carol has been so sweet as to offer to bring in one of her boys but my guess is they would want to use one that is her type. My prayer is that the BC stays up and there is no further need.
I read the update above (scrolling down) and am so thankful I read the above one first. Even though Teddy is doing better this post just broke my heart and knowing she is doing better, I am still in... more