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Elevated Alt, Temperature, Blood In Abdomen - What's Going On?


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I hope they do an ultrasound. Blood in the abdomen can be from hemangiosarcoma.

I pray it's not.

This was my first thought - I read up on it a lot with Daisy because she had the dermal version so when I heard she had blood in her abdomen I got instantly worried about hemangiosarcoma. I assume they'll be able to tell from visual inspection if it is? She went in for surgery a couple hours ago and I haven't heard anything yet.

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Any update? [pacing]

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She came through surgery fine. She's groggy but still doing well.

 

Still no clue what's going on with her. The vet said her liver didn't scream cancer, but she still took a piece to biopsy. Temp is still a little over 103. Fluid in her abdomen was mostly gone so we still don't know what caused that or the fever. She's going to stay on Doxy a while to see if it helps whatever's causing the fever.

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I've been thinking about your girl all day. I hope things continue to improve.

 

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She's still spiking a fever, particularly in the afternoons. They added a second antibiotic to see if it'll kick whatever's going on. I can't get down there till Monday but she's coming home then so I can monitor her.

 

She apparently has an appetite and is acting like herself, so that's something.

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Sending prayers for your sweet girl :hope

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Just adding our good wishes.

 

-Once the volunteer noticed the head tilt, she got her out of her crate. She was acting odd, confused, and within a few minutes wasn't able to stand

 

The volunteer rushed her to the vet.

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Just dropped her off at the kennel again after having her for a week. She's feeling much better (especially now that she's only on 1 antibiotic!) and even tried to do some zoomies (which aren't allowed, what with all the staples in her belly).

 

I got a look at her liver biopsy results.

 

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I think they'd have noticed other symptoms related to heart failure if that was the cause. Perhaps anemia triggered it - she was sick with some bug before the fever/disorientation started. I suppose subacute exposure to a toxin is possible, but I can't imagine what it would be. Everyone is muzzled at turnout and when they're not outside for turnout, they're in their crates. She was given a bath, but it wouldn't have been different than anyone else's bath. The only thing I can think of is maybe a bad batch of treats was donated? But I can't narrow it down any more than that because treats are put in different containers once they arrive.

 

Regardless, I'm going to be super careful from here on out.

 

If anyone has any insight or ideas, I'm all ears :lol

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Don't assume she can't eat anything just because she's muzzled. It could have been anything in the turnout - a stray mushroom, some trash thrown over the fence, something a bird dropped. She also could have a sensitivity to something in her bath that the others don't have.

 

I super glad she's doing better though!

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Don't assume she can't eat anything just because she's muzzled. It could have been anything in the turnout - a stray mushroom, some trash thrown over the fence, something a bird dropped. She also could have a sensitivity to something in her bath that the others don't have.

 

I super glad she's doing better though!

That's a good point - the turnout lots are sand, but I suppose anything could happen!

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I was googling (which my vet always tells me not to do, but I only read the professional and academic sources! :lol) and it looks like sometimes ehrlichia can cause liver issues similar to what Tessa was having (that is, if I'm reading these correctly). I hope that's it, because the treatment for it would be doxy, which she's already on.

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