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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Poor lil puppy

If you are wondering what this is a picture of, it is breakfast for a full sized Great Dane. This is ONE soft scrambled egg.

Why would one give a full sized Great Dane ONE soft scrambled egg.. because the vet said that is all she can have or 3 tablespoons of macaroni and cheese.

Why would the vet say this........


This sweet innocent looking full sized Great Dane

decided to go walk about and managed to get into someones supply of rat poison. She was a
little lethargic on Saturday when i got home from work, off her feed Sun and Mon but seemed better Tuesday, yeah, Merry Christmas to me. Well I got home form work Tuesday night and let them outside, she seemed ok, actually ran and played a bit. After I let them back in, Rox had a big dinner and I went to bed. I woke up to two pools of blood (with urine) on the living room floor, 2 piles of hard dry dog turds and a LARGE pile of undigested slimy dog food puke. Needless to say, I rushed Rox to the vet. She had dropped 6 pounds in 5 days, her coat was dull, eyes glassy, gums pale and just ADR. The vet looked her over, took some blood and her red count was FAR below normal. A normal dogs red count is between 12-18, Roxi's is 6.2 Her white count is thru the roof, off the scale. He ran some more tests, thinking it might be a tick born disease (that i cant remember the name of), she was negative for that, heartworm and limes disease. She is bleeding when she pees because her blood is soooo thin it is seeping thru her organ walls, which if left untreated will cause her to bleed to death internally. She was give a does of Vitamin K and some Antibiotics (for the elevated white count) and I was given her new diet till she is past the risk of bleeding to death.
Now, you might ask how a sick, bleeding to death dog feels about ONE soft scrambled egg, well I will be calling the vet tomorrow to see if she can have more, I fear for my life, she is looking at me like I might be dinner....lol.
All in all, I am just thrilled she will live and make a full recovery, God willing and the creek don't rise.
Please keep Rox in your thoughts. AND keep your rat poison up.


Sandy said...

Poor baby! You and the box of rocks...lol.

Good thing you got all that overtime to pay for all of those blood tests, huh??????

Shorty said...

sorry u'r dog lives down to her name, hope she is feeling better today. love ya baby girl.

Robocop said...

I am glad for your little friend. BTW: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Megnificent said...

To be quite frank, I'm tired of opening your blog to see a plate of scrambled eggs. Eggs make me nauseous. Let's change it up a little by, say, adding a new blog? XOXO :)