I just got back from emergency clinic in St. Charles. Alice's foster mom, Janice, called me around 7 p.m. tonight in tears saying Alice was vomiting and her gums were white. She had her last HW injection on the 21st so naturally there was reason for concern. She & I both jumped in our cars and I met her halfway and took Alice to an emergency clinic near our house.
She's ok. They did a blood work-up and everything is ok with liver, kidneys except that she's very dehydrated. They're keeping her on IV fluids for 24 hours and then I think I'm going to bring her to my house so I can monitor her a bit more closely.
The emergency clinic is giving us a 50% discount so tonight cost a little over $200. Not too bad. And I'm just glad she's ok. She's a wonderful little dog.
On 27 June, Shell writes:
Just a quick update on Alice . . . she's been at my vet's office since yesterday morning as she had vomited again and they wanted to keep her on IV fluids a bit longer. She is much improved today and is now eating and keeping everything down. My vet confirmed that what she is experiencing are common side effects of the HW treatment. We'll recheck her blood in two weeks but all in all, he feels she's doing great. She'll be going on to her forever home on 19 July, and staying with us until then.
Here's a pic of Alice I took a few minutes ago . . .
On 29 June, Shell writes:
My Skippy is not known for his gracious attitude towards canine visitors, but today he extended an olive branch to Alice. We've been leaving her crate door open to encourage interaction with the family, but she prefers to stay in her cage. But this morning I found Skippy paying her a visit! He may have been captivated by her charms (she's quite the babe), but I think a more plausible theory is that he wanted to clean out her food dish.
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