My 1 year old Yorkie is sick, she's not eating, and she vomits every time she drinks and she looks pale and fatigue and has trouble breathing and she's also coughing. Well I took her to the vet. They did the blood work and they found out that her platelet is low (164). They put her to IV Fluids and give some meds. BUT Today she vomits again and she's has serious trouble breathing. I'm really bothered on whats happening on her. Please help!! :((A
Welcome! I would be happy to assist you. I am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis and a Medical Director of a veterinarian practice.hello, As I am sure you already know, there is only so much I can help from here. first, the platelet count. It is low, but not enough that it would be resulting in this other illness. Also, the platelet can sometimes "clump" and cause the value to appear lower on the blood test than it actually may be. Also, I don't believe the breathing problem is related to the platelet count either. She is really sick. She really needs to get back into an emergency vet right now for supportive care!To help settle the stomach you could give a 1/4 tablet of Pepcid A.C. 10mg antacid, or a ½ tsp of pepto-bismol. If the breathing is changed due to nausea, the antacid might help. Very sorry to hear about her illness. Definitely, get back into the vet for continued supportive care. Also, the platelet count should be rechcked to see if dropping. if dropping, that may be due to a autoimmune disease (that is when the body is attacking its own platelets, and the treatment is to suppress the immune system's reaction).Hope that info helpsGood LuckDr. Andy__________________________________________________________Before rating – Please remember to select REPLY TO EXPERT if for any reason you need more information. I would be happy to try and be of the greatest assistance possible.Please remember to leave feedback by selecting a SMILEY FACE followed by Submit.Bonuses are greatly welcomed if the answer is helpful. Providing a rating is the only way for an expert to receive credit from Justanswer for their time. If for any reason the rating box is not visible or you are unable to provide a rating, please let me know. If you feel the need to rate “bad” or “poor”, please stop and reply to me via REPLY TO EXPERT, so I may provide additional information or answer further questions.After we conclude this chat, I can be requested for additional questions through my profile, so remember to select my profile link in the future or add me to your bookmarks:Dr. AndyREMEMBER: Even after you submit feedback, you can still review our discussion or reply if needed. Unfortunately, I cannot legally prescribe medications or offer a definitive diagnosis without performing a physical examination, which is necessary to establish a client-patient-doctor relationship. Any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian. While information may be discussed, this is not intended as an encouragement for you to self treat your pet.
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I will bring her to the vet later. But for the meantime what can I do to her regarding her difficulty of breathing. Does she needs oxygen? or suction secretions, cause I see some secretions in the sides of her mouth
Can't suction. Any secretions would be down in the lungs. Oxygen. Unsure. If she is breathing really labored or the gums in her mouth look pale, those would be indications for oxygen therapy. Some of the secretions in the sides of the mouth would not really obstruct breathing. Try to get to vet ASAP.Dr. Andy