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Old 05-22-2018, 06:11 AM   #1
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Default Took Whipple to the emergency vet...

12:45 she was pestering me for a treat like she always does. An hour later find her on the bed laying next to a pile a vomit. Let her outside and she had the runs and slowly walked back in. She curled up in a ball beside the bed and seemed out of it. Made a phone call and decided to take her in. Had to pry her out of the corner and carry her to the car. Hauled *** while she layed motionless in the backseat. Arrived at the vet and carried her in and put her on stretcher thingamajig. They weighed her (a bit heavy) as she just layed there. I did get a wiggle of the tail and a small glance from her at one point. They got a game plan and did all kinds of tests and got her on fluids, drained some fluids, and gave her some pain meds and tried to get her temp down. They think it is peritonitus. She is now in surgery. I did not need this bill right now but I just want my pup better. This one has me worried.
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:23 AM   #2
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:25 AM   #3
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sorry to hear that , prayers for a speedy recovery
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:39 AM   #4
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:02 AM   #5
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:07 AM   #6
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Just got a call from the vet. Was done with surgery around 5:10 and she was just waking up. Her abdomen was full of pus. He said the uterus had two horns, one was fine and the other was enlarged/mishaped or something. He would show us when we go to transport her. Still going to be touchy over the next few days. They removed the trach tube and she's not too responsive as she is on heavy pain meds and antibiotics but she is slowly waking up and stable at this time.

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Old 05-22-2018, 07:13 AM   #7
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:26 AM   #8
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:30 AM   #9
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Hope it all works out. Good Luck.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:06 AM   #10
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:06 AM   #11
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Prayers sent hate it when the dog get sick.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:09 AM   #12
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Man, hate to see someone go through pet troubles. Fought to keep my last one alive over Christmas, last year. Tough to see the critters you love in bad shape.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:24 AM   #13
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Prayers up.
Hope the pup gets well quick.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:24 AM   #14
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Man, prayers sent. Hate hearing of a four legged family member in pain. Sorry to hear it. Hope she recovers fast and gets back on her feet!
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:26 AM   #15
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Hope your pup gets better, how old is she?
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:29 AM   #16
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Hope pup gets better, bro.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:29 AM   #17
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Hope your pup gets better, bro
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:18 AM   #18
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:30 AM   #19
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:33 AM   #20
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:33 AM   #21
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Man.. Im sorry to hear that she is going through all that.. Good on you for taking care of her.. My lab's stomach flipped a year ago, and it cost us a good amount. But was worth every penny to have him longer. I hope she recovers fine and can continue to go on many more hunts with you.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:37 AM   #22
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:38 AM   #23
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Just got done transporting her to the normal vet and getting her settled in for observation/antibiotics.

Little more on what it is...Pyometra/peritonitis....basically her uterus filled with pus and ruptured filling her belly.

Her uterus is supposed to be about the size of a hot dog....it is more like a 3# package of sausages.

What is throwing the vets off is that when she was in there last week for not feeling good her white blood count was normal (12k). Last night it was just a little low (8k). Normally when this happens it is very high (40k).
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:39 AM   #24
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I appreciate all the well wishes/prayers.


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Hope your pup gets better, how old is she?
She is 7, will be 8 in November.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:43 AM   #25
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A couple of what I hope are good signs...

I thought I was going to carry her to the truck, they walked her out.

I was going to put her towards the back hatch of the truck on a clean sheet, she went right to her normal spot up against the back passenger seat.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:45 AM   #26
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Prayers for you. I enjoy seeing your pups work every birds season.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:06 AM   #27
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Poor girl. Curious as to the causes of peritonitis? Continued prayers for your pup.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:19 AM   #28
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Glad to hear she is doing better.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:24 AM   #29
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My dog had similar symptoms and had pancreatitus. He couldn't even stand up or move and was dang near dead. They gave him sub-dermal antibiotics and a fluid IV and he was better in a couple of days.

Good luck to your pup. Hope they figure it out.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:37 AM   #30
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I had an Australian shepherd that got pyometra(sp?). She healed up from it just fine. She was in pretty bad shape at first. Was told if you do not plan on breeding your dog, to get them fixed. Supposedly if they have been bred, they wont get it.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:51 AM   #31
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Prayers for your pup! I sure hope she recovers ASAP!
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:54 AM   #32
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I had an Australian shepherd that got pyometra(sp?). She healed up from it just fine. She was in pretty bad shape at first. Was told if you do not plan on breeding your dog, to get them fixed. Supposedly if they have been bred, they wont get it.
Not true. Any dog that is not fixed is susceptible to this. I've had dogs anywhere from 2 years of age, all the way to up to 12-14 years of age. As long as they have a uterus and ovaries, there's always a possibility of it happening.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:29 AM   #33
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Praying for your little girl and thanks for keeping us updated. We can all learn so much from others... thank you
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:38 AM   #34
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Not true. Any dog that is not fixed is susceptible to this. I've had dogs anywhere from 2 years of age, all the way to up to 12-14 years of age. As long as they have a uterus and ovaries, there's always a possibility of it happening.
Thought it was odd, but that is what the vet told me.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:33 PM   #35
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dang, just reading this. Glad she is doing better.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:51 PM   #36
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:08 PM   #37
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Prolonged or chronic infection can cause Neutropenia or lowered white cell count. Hope your pup is recovering well and makes a full recovery.
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Just got done transporting her to the normal vet and getting her settled in for observation/antibiotics.

Little more on what it is...Pyometra/peritonitis....basically her uterus filled with pus and ruptured filling her belly.

Her uterus is supposed to be about the size of a hot dog....it is more like a 3# package of sausages.

What is throwing the vets off is that when she was in there last week for not feeling good her white blood count was normal (12k). Last night it was just a little low (8k). Normally when this happens it is very high (40k).


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Old 05-22-2018, 01:10 PM   #38
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Thought it was odd, but that is what the vet told me.
I think what he meant was every time the ***** has a heat cycle and is not bred, she is susceptible to pyometra.

Bad deal, hope she pulls through.
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:47 PM   #39
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Sounds like you made a good choice.. Sounds like she's feeling a lot better
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:45 PM   #40
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Well, I was about to post an update earlier around 2:00, sadly I had to rush out the door.

The update was that we got a voicemail from the vet around 1:40 and called back. He said she isn't really responsive and seems to be in a lot of pain. He gave her some more narcotics. Broke my heart when the vet said that she might not pull through.

I was about to type all that up when the gf came running into the room telling me we need to go. The vet called and said we should come up there. Rode the speed limiter the entire way there. She passed right before we got there.

We are devastated.


R.I.P. Water Walker's Dark Horse (11/21/2010 - 5/22/2018)...you were a special one.






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Old 05-22-2018, 11:54 PM   #41
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Dang it man. Really hate that y'all have to go through this. I Fred the day we have to go through it. Prayers sent for y'all.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:57 PM   #42
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:02 AM   #43
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Sorry bud, lost my lab Saturday morning at 3 am. I'm right there with you. It sucks.
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:15 AM   #44
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Sad. Sorry for your loss.


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Old 05-23-2018, 12:21 AM   #45
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I am so sorry
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:37 AM   #46
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gosh almighty man, sorry to read about your loss. Please post pictures if it help the healing process. I have followed your posts for a few years and always loved seeing the pictures of your dogs work.

May Whipple rest in peace. she is waiting for y'all on the other side....
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:57 AM   #47
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Dammitman. I hate to read this. Beautiful dog and I know she will leave in a hole in your heart for a long time. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:35 AM   #48
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Sorry to read about her. Post all the pics you got and remember the good times with her
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:52 AM   #49
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:05 AM   #50
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Tough to read. Sorry for your loss. Makes me want to get my Tess spayed. This is one of the reasons the vet gave me for doing it.

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