Nicky has been not feeling perfect but today after about noon she really started becoming lethargic, had abdominal cramping (contractions) and vomited undigested food this morning. We went to my vet but he is on vacation and the sub just wouldn't listen to me! Blood work showed an infection so wanted to treat with antibiotics, I kept telling him there was more wrong than that, went over all her symptoms but he said, "one thing at a time, lets see how she is in a week". Finally we left and came home and by 8 PM she could not even walk. Off to the really wonderful emergency vet across the bay. 2 hours and many dollars later, she is staying there in the ICU with IV antibiotics and pain meds, likely pancreatitis. Her abdomen is very hazy on xray and they need to do an ultarsound tomorrow to rule out a mass. Her abdomen has been getting large over the last couple of months and she really hasn't eaten more so we have been worried and had an apt. with regular vet next week to try and figure it all out, as nothing was urgent. Today all that changed, my baby was like she had tranquelizers, even the quack noticed that and I told him that was NOT the way my dog reacts even to a bad infection.
The wonderful vet at emergency was quick, thorough, listened to every word I said and we were on the way home in 2 hours after several diagnostics.
I have never had to leave a dog overnight anywhere but we all got to go in and say goodnight to her back in the ICU, the boys each gave her a sweet nuzzle.
Thanks for listening! I want my baby girl home safe and all recovered!