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Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and happy to answer your questions today.
So she has been able to avoid surgery at this point?
Yes. I wanted to spay her but he says she should be fine in a day or so. He says she has a very slight infection but it should clear up. Of course, if it doesn't get better he told me to take her in tomorrow. But it like a miracle, she is perky now, eating etc.
Did you do the bloodwork on her?
On the bottom of the lab comments it says Band neutrophils suspected. What does that mean in normal people terms...lol
Yes the complete blood work was done
But her overall white cell count was normal?
Bands are earlier staged neutrophils more than adult mature ones
Is that WBC? 5.05 - 16.76
So it essentially says that the body is taking out the reserves in order to respond to something
Sorry it was 14.19 k/ul
That is the range, is there a number that she was listed at?
Ah so that is good!
Thanks for suggesting the blood work. I took your advice.
I understand your desire to spay her at this point but a spay with an infection in her uterus increases her anesthetic risk
It is comforting to know it is normal, for sure
Do the bands make sense?
Nope. I don't know what that is.
Did you see my response?
I can cut/ paste it if you are having difficulty with the screen
I didn't see it. Sorry
Bands are earlier staged neutrophils more than adult mature ones. So it essentially says that the body is taking out the reserves in order to respond to something
I saw it. Sorry
LOL that is ok
I am old (58) and I can type real fast, but not as fast as the kids today with their texting skills. I guess that all for now. I am thrilled to death. She is ok. Thanks for everything!
It definitely makes my day after the one I had!
Oh, I am so sorry. Your work is very hard. Especially the very sick and dying animals. I couldn't do it.Talk soon. Will let you know how she does in a few days. I will let you go now.
Thank you for the update, please don't hesitate to contact me if anything changes
I hope I am not there tomorrow night that late!
I hope not. Have a good night...at least try to. I will definitely let you know. Bye now
She is doing fine. Her temp was 101 to 102.3 today. She still wont eat her regular dog food. I am giving her chicken breast, cheese, nutrical, and pedialyte through a syringe. Also some pupperoni. Basically anything she'll eat. Do you think that is enough until her
appetite comes back. I am worried she is missing some nutrients.
Great advice. I gave her some canned dog food but she only ate two bites of it. I will try the baby food (meats) tomorrow. Karo syrup too!