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She refused all food last night, treats, bananas, stinky cheese and peanut butter. She did the same this morning.. so no food. She hasn't had anything to drink that we have seen and she just vomited bile. I'm pretty sure the bile thing is because her belly is empty but she just doesn't look right. After she vomited, she fell over. It was as though she tensed up and semi-slid on the floor, semi fell over. She got right up with help and is now in her crate, lying there, eyes open. Vet opens at 8, so I'll be calling but need someone to calm me down.

 

oh, this is my first time with a hound immediately after a spay, so my worry meter could just be high.

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Your worry meter is on target, something isn't right. As in, she's not feeling too well. Meaning, she could be in pain or something else. Tough to call, but some things you can check.

 

How's her gum color and refill? Lift up the gums and look at the gum, near the crease where the lip starts. Is the gum pink. Also, press with a finger and watch it refill (should go from white when you press to pink when you release.) Refill time should be less than 2 seconds.

 

How's her temp?

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I'll go check right now... When I patted her head this morning, she felt warm to me but we haven't taken an actual temp. When DH gets out of the shower, we'll take it.

 

Be right back...

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I don't have any experience with this. But calling the vet sounds like a good idea. I just wanted you to know I'm here with you fretting over sweet Cindy.

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Your worry meter is on target, something isn't right. As in, she's not feeling too well. Meaning, she could be in pain or something else. Tough to call, but some things you can check.

 

How's her gum color and refill? Lift up the gums and look at the gum, near the crease where the lip starts. Is the gum pink. Also, press with a finger and watch it refill (should go from white when you press to pink when you release.) Refill time should be less than 2 seconds.

 

How's her temp?

 

I agree. I think I would be AT the Vet when they opened instead of on the phone. I would consider getting an anti-acid in her tummy also.

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I'll go check right now... When I patted her head this morning, she felt warm to me but we haven't taken an actual temp. When DH gets out of the shower, we'll take it.

 

Be right back...

 

 

Temp should be no higher than 102 - 102.5. If she has been on rimadyl or another pain nsaid, that might be giving her the bile-y tummy too.

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ok, gums are a very light pink, when I compare to Eric and Adam, the color is obviously different. When pressed, the color doesn't change much and doesn't seem to refill. :unsure

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ok, gums are a very light pink, when I compare to Eric and Adam, the color is obviously different. When pressed, the color doesn't change much and doesn't seem to refill. unsure.gif

 

Hmm, are you pressing above or just behind the canine tooth? Not in the crease, but on the gum itself. You should see a whitish halo form, release your thumb and watch the color return (refill)

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I did both and no change really.

 

DH and I decided that we are going to take her in to the vet... something isn't right and I'd rather be the lunatic waiting at the vet then wait and be a lunatic later, if things get worse.

 

We weren't able to get a Rimadyl in her last night or this morning :(

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I did both and no change really.

 

DH and I decided that we are going to take her in to the vet... something isn't right and I'd rather be the lunatic waiting at the vet then wait and be a lunatic later, if things get worse.

 

We weren't able to get a Rimadyl in her last night or this morning sad.gif

 

Keep us posted on how she makes out. Poor girl :(

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It's be very worried, as greys are extremely prone to post surgical bleeding to the point that Dr. Couto now gives all greys a special enzyme pre-surgery.

 

Good luck!


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Good thoughts coming your way and Cindy's. We'll be waiting for good news.

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Really hoping she's just slow to clear the anaesthesia.

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Just read something on FB and came here to find out more... poor Cindy :cry1 I'm sending lots of good thoughts. Will be checking back as frequently as I can today for an update... :goodluck :goodluck :goodluck :goodluck :candle :candle

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