Thank you for your question concerning Cheyenne. So she is not fixed correct?
And she was in heat one month ago?
she's not fixed. thats not whats bothering us though, she hasn't been eating and is very very week in the hind end. she collapses going up stairs and can hardly get up
Okay understood, but there is a very good chance that is wrong with her
Are you familiar with the term pyometra?
im not but my daughters vet said she's too old to spay her now. that shewould b at high risk
Arthritis doesn't cause a sudden inability to walk and sudden weakness. It is rather a very gradual process, so my concern is there is a more pressing medical issue underlying
A pyometra is an infection of the uterus and is fairly common in older intact female dogs
It is a serious life threatening medical situation, if that is what is going on here. With her going into heat a month ago, it is highly suspicious
An ultrasound or radiographs can be taken of her abdomen to confirm or deny
Treatment is aggressive IV fluids, antibiotics, and surgical removal of the uterus. Prognosis without surgery is very poor.
Does she have vaginal discharge right now?
i started to think she has an infection today because insted of bleeding now, she is showing a mucussy discharge, hope i spelled that right. but she does bleed heavy when in heat. and she has a bad oder
We typically will see a pyometra develop within a few weeks to months of a heat cycle...
Yes a bad odor is not normal, so it does sound like a pyometra and infection
This is life threatening, it is usually caused by the bacteria e. coli and e. coli can release a bunch of toxins into the body and cause low blood pressure and toxicity to the entire body including all organs (especially kidneys)
i will find another vet to see her asap. i dont like seeing her in pain. what can i do till i get her in
Is she drinking water?
she does act like she is totally drained. this is not her at all. yes she does drink regularlly and chews ice cubes alot
If you cannot find a daytime clinic to take her in immediately (make sure you tell them you think this could be pyometra) then I suggest you get her to the nearest emergency clinic right away. She needs IV fluids and IV antibiotics and possibly a drug to increase blood pressure such as hetastarch, none of which you can do from home unfortunately, so I suggest you make your main focus getting her in somewhere right away for the best chance she can recover from this
The infection will make her dehydrated. So between that and the infection being taxing on her body, she will be VERY weak. If she has low blood pressure, that will even further worsen the situation
THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THIS IS MORE HELP THAN I GOT FROM ANYONE ELSE. I WILL GET HER TO ONE ASAP.