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Nice update...nothing came through on the urine culture-but Diesel is much better. :) He still needs to put some weight back on, but he is eating voraciously and requiring less pain meds. He is a wobbly back end guy and is still weaker in that area, but we are back to his normal personality. He was hitting me in the back of the head repeatedly with his paw while he was on the couch and I was sitting on the floor. Also he has turned into Mr. McLovin more than normal. So we are spoiling him like always.

 

Thank you for holding my hand and Diesel's paw. We appreciate it. :)

 

 

After 3 hours at the vet today, we left with no concrete answers. Poor Diesel has a fever of 105, but his blood work and urinalysis looked normal for a 12 year old. So, after my insistence that he go home with me, the vet gave him sub cutaneous fluids, baytril, and tramadol. Diesel hasn't eaten in over 36 hours and he will always eat canned food for me, but he turned his nose up at even tripe tonight. :(

 

So the possibilities right now are back/ls issues. He has been going up and down the stairs for the first time in 2 years so it is possible something is out of whack, but I haven't been in the basement for a couple days before this happened. I don't know how/if pain would cause fever. I know fever causes pain but is it possible for pain to cause a greyhound to fire up and cause a fever.

 

2nd possibility is a kidney/urinary issue but the only symptom would be that Sally is interested in his junk lately and his sudden fever.

 

3rd possibility is something else but I don't know that that explains the fever.

 

I'm open to ideas, but I guess I am mostly venting. Diesel is drugged up and resting and I'm praying that the Batryil fixes what is going on. His back end is so wobbly I have to hold him up when he goes out and he is not comfortable with it. :(

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Did he have the fever at home, or discovered at vet's office?

 

Zema has had a mild fever that spiked scary at the vet's office. She is nervous there and up it goes.

 

Sending hugs and prayers for you and your boy.

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Did he have the fever at home, or discovered at vet's office?

 

Zema has had a mild fever that spiked scary at the vet's office. She is nervous there and up it goes.

 

Sending hugs and prayers for you and your boy.

 

 

He felt warm and had chills at home but got super hot when we got to the vet. He was so out of it he didn't even care he was at the vet. They were really nice and got us a rubber backed mat and he just layed on the floor the whole time.

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Are you giving him anything for his stomach? If not, do so and see if it helps.

 

You just have to keep trying till you find something. Does he like sweet?

 

Did they culture the urine?

 

 

What do I ask the vet for for his stomach? I think they are culturing his urine, and normally Diesel likes everything people eat or canned food.

 

Thanks

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Sorry your boy is sick.

 

About five years ago, Goldie has a BAD kidney infection! We were at Mt. Hounds when it happened. She would not eat, she had a fever, and felt like crap! I did have some antibiotics with me, but they were not the right ones.

 

Sounds like Diesel could have the same. If they get bad enough, UTIs CAN become kidney infections, and therefore, the fever, lethargy, lack of interest in food, etc.

 

The Baytril is a good antibiotic, ... actually, what Goldie was on for SIX weeks! I would also suggest giving with a 10 mg Pepcid AC (or it's generic) everytime you give the antibiotic. It DOES really help.

 

Hoping Diesel gets well SOON!

 

 

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Al(DS)got Diesel to eat! It was only half a can, but I'll take it. He told me to go away, opened a can of Pot Pie-nuked it and pretended to eat it in front of Diesel. He said he got half the can in him and was trying not to eat it himself...lol!Now D is napping. I'm going to run to work and get some stuff done and pick up his prescription on the way back.

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How is he this morning?

 

 

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He's picking but eating. I'd like to see him eat more but I'll take anything. He's a dog that is thin anyway, but in 4 days of not normal eating you can see he has dropped weight. :( He's getting up and down on his own, ears are up but he is still moving slowly which I guess is good.

 

After he comes inside from going potty, the hair on his lower back is standing on end like he's got goosebumps or something. I've never seen that before.

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The hair standing on end is a pain response.

 

:(

 

Wish I had suggestions for what to do/try next. Sending prayers.

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We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Nice update...nothing came through on the urine culture-but Diesel is much better. :) He still needs to put some weight back on, but he is eating voraciously and requiring less pain meds. He is a wobbly back end guy and is still weaker in that area, but we are back to his normal personality. He was hitting me in the back of the head repeatedly with his paw while he was on the couch and I was sitting on the floor. Also he has turned into Mr. McLovin more than normal. So we are spoiling him like always.

 

Thank you for holding my hand and Diesel's paw. We appreciate it. :)

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