Guest Peanut Posted August 18, 2008 Share Posted August 18, 2008 I know there is a discussion on Kidney disease right now, but I didn't want to hijack her thread. I got a call from an adopter today that has had Cal for 5 years. Cal will be 8 on September 1st. This is a summary of the conversation... I just got off the phone with Cal's family. He went from perfect health and no symptoms to hospitalized in a very short time frame. Friday morning he didn't really want to do much and by lunch, he was extremely shaky. They took him into the vet and he's been there since. they've run blood work -- all is okay. EXCEPT for blood work associated to kidney function. They ultrasounded the kidneys and they look nasty. They are giving him IV fluids -- more than he would typically drink in the day. The vet has consulted with MSU. I've suggested checking for TBD... since they haven't. No toxins in his blood work that indicate he got into anything... The vet told them he seems comfortable other than the panting he is doing. They also prepared the family that he may not make it and would die on his own. At this point, the family wants to do what they can to help Cal and keep him in their lives. So, any thoughts or prayers you could spare would be wonderful. what i'm wondering is if you know of any greyhound that has gone from bad to better.... what tips can I give this family? I have no experience with this at all! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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