I know this is probably not the place to discuss dogs, but I just got home from the Vets. Seems my dog, ( part Border collie, part beagle) is septic. The Vet kept her overnight for IV antibiotics, and will do surgery in the AM. I knew she had not been feeling good for a couple of weeks, but never assumed her illness had progressed this far.
She has been drinking a lot of water for a while now, and urinating a lot. Even in areas she never goes, such as my living room. That should have alerted me to something. I thought she was just jealous of the cats or something. I would scold her and she would hang her head, and everything would be okay for a few days.
Yesterday, she was really tired and kinda lethargic. She was running a little temp, (her nose was warm). I gave her 1 tylenol and she perked up a bit. This morning she could barely walk. So I took her to the Vet. He said he temp was really high and she was passing a foul smelling drainage, which I thought was urine. Come to find out she has an infection in her uterus and is septic.
The Vet said it was touch and go for now and she might not pull through. She has never been spayed and never been pregnant. She is a house dog and a great watch dog. She alerted me to an intruder breaking into my home a couple of years ago.
I told my daughter I don't know how I could have missed this. I mean after all, I am a nurse. I am feeling so bad right now, and so sad. My daughter will be a basket case if something happens to her.
If any of you think like I do, that God takes care of animals too, please say a prayer for her. Her name is Freckles (Frex, for short). She is 10 1/2 yrs old and very special to me.
Sorry about the length............................Nursepenny
Feb 11, '05
Hoping that everything goes okay with your dog! I totally understand. I had the same situation with my cat, when I did bring him to the vet they were able to help him and he is back to his old self.
Last edit by mccnrs2b on Feb 11, '05
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