Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bella update

Bella is one sick puppy! took her back to the vet today and he put her on IV fluids to rehydrate her. He also ran a Complete Blood Count test on her and found that she has an infection from a tick bite. Last Thursday I noticed that Bella had not eating all day and her water bowl remained full also. That night she started to tremble and had trouble breathing. The next morning she vomited several times and there was blood in it. Because of the holiday week-end she did not see the vet until Monday morning. At that point he though that it was food poising and treated her for that.
Later that night she started to bleed from the nose and was unsteady on her feet. Call the vet first thing this morning and I took her in. She took two full bottles by IV and the Vet injected her with vitamin K-1 (to help her blood clot) and 300 mg of Doxycycline. She seemed to improve after this treatment, but is still a very sick dog.
I gave her the first of the medication tonight (3, 100 mg tabs of the DOX) and 10 minuets later she threw them back up. The vet said this might happen and to Wait an hour and try again. If she can keep the meds down, she might make it.
God I hate that this is dependant on how much money it will cost. But at a certain point, that's the bottom line. That and her quality of life!
She is part of my family and I'm worried that we will lose her!!
I hope GOD is watching over her tonight!


  1. Oh Tom! I hope she is getting better! This just made me so sad! Fingers crossed that she pulls thru!

  2. Hello Tom. I wanted to stop by to let you know how much I appreciated your comments on my blog. I am so sorry to hear about your Bella. I know how devastating it can be to have a beloved pet so ill. I can also relate to the restrictions of having no money. That's a way of life for us too.