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Axel is sick

Post by Shisa on Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:01 pm

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He has biliary.
He had terrible diarrhea thursday but I got that sorted and vet gave him some anti-biotics and gastropect to stop his tummy. He was totally fine in himself.
Yesterday night he was very lethargic and not himself. Ate his supper, no issues, but just quiet. He looked like he had a tummy ache so I dosed him again and gave him some meds for gastric spasms.
This morning there was no improvement and he was walking hunched up. I still thought it was gastric.
Decided to take him back to my vet but she's sick in bed so had to chase down the highway to get to another practice I like. My vet there also thought it was gastric till he came to Axel's spleen which is very enlarged.
Did a blood smear and bang! biliary parasites. Did a blood count and the red blood cell count is quite low.
Vet could almost not believe it as Axel is not showing typical symptoms.

I'm very stressed as dogs easily die from this. One moment I feel he's fine, he's eating, going toilet, picking up sticks outside and bringing them to me... next he's sleeping and he looks so weak, panting and breathing very rapidly due to the loss of red blood cells...

We need a few prayers tonight please. He's one sick puppy.
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Caryll on Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:31 am

Poor boy, but at least he seems to be picking up gradually.

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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Shisa on Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:17 pm

Definitely.
The improvement from Saturday to Sunday to today is huge. I wish I could explain to him why he has to be quiet and rest.
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by tracyp on Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:27 pm

You never can. They just think it all fun & playing till they dont feel well. Then its mum.... I dont feel good.

So glad he is improving. Keep us up to date & hugs & kisses from us. I hope he keeps up the improvement each day.

Best wishes Axel.
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Caroline on Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:16 pm

Omg, sorry I missed this, poor Axel. Big  hug hug hug to you both.
I'm glad he is getting better, no wonder you almost had a panic attack. Healing vibes sent your way Axel  love 
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Shisa on Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:00 pm

Thank you.

He is so bored today.
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Eleanor on Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:00 pm

Poor boy hug They tend to know when they're being helped though, so at least they don't resent you for it!

Will still keep him in my thoughts for a quick recovery! happy
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by tracyp on Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:50 am

Hows he going today? Hopefully still on the improve.
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Shisa on Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:47 pm

He's the same. Feeling like himself but still a bit pale and breathing still a bit elevated. It's hard work keeping him quiet as he doesn't feel bad.
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by tracyp on Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:29 pm

I know, keep struggling for a day or two! I know its hard but... he'll thank you in the long run. hug 
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Eleanor on Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:21 pm

hug What Tracy said!
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Shisa on Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:50 am

He's looking better this morning. He's got better colour but I don't know if it's just because he's hot. We've had some unseasonably warm weather the last few days.
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by tracyp on Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:49 pm

So glad to hear he's picking up.  thumbs up 
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by LyndaW on Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:02 pm

I suppose it takes a while for the body to make new red blood cells.

Such good news that Axel is making a good recovery  good job  both of you!
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Eleanor on Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:40 am

More hug for Axel! I agree, it'll probably just take a little while for his body to recover. happy
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by ella on Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:31 pm

Sorry I haven't been on much so I missed this, but sending lots of love from us to Axel xx

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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Shisa on Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:06 am

Thank you. He's just about back to normal.
We'll keep quiet this week but from next week he's back in training.

Not that he wants to sit out. He screams like a banshee when I'm working one of the others, specially with retrieves. He unnerves Lequita so much she's gone back to not wanting to do anything outside  straight face 
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Caryll on Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:54 am

Shisa wrote:
Not that he wants to sit out. He screams like a banshee when I'm working one of the others, specially with retrieves. He unnerves Lequita so much she's gone back to not wanting to do anything outside  straight face 

A sure sign that he's feeling more himself!!

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Post by Eleanor on Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:43 am

So glad to hear he's feeling better! happy

Poor Lequita, though. Hopefully she'll get her enthusiasm back soon! happy
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Shisa on Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:45 pm

She drives me up the wall some days.
If your tone of voice is just slightly not sounding perfect or your body language looks off by 0.5% she shuts down. She can be so happy, playing and the next moment she flees to her bed because I yelled at Spike not to climb through the fence.
I don't understand where her fear comes from and if it's just a learned behaviour for attention. She works so beautifully at school that I can't show what her problem is.
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Post by Lorraine on Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:42 pm

Glad Axel is feeling better.
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Caroline on Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:28 pm

It's good to hear Axel is improving happy
Poor Lequita, I think some dogs can just be really sensitive. Millie will hide or jump on top of me if she hears a change of tone in my daughters voice. Big  hug for both of them x
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Eleanor on Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:07 am

My only guess would be that some dogs are more sensitive than others. Couldn't say why though!
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Shisa on Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:06 am

Being sensitive doesn't stop her being a shite though!
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Re: Axel is sick

Post by Caroline on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:01 pm

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Post by Eleanor on Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:59 pm

A loveable shite! happy
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