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Hello,I am so sorry your little one is having trouble.I would love to help I just have a few questions so I can better assist you.
When did this start?
Any chance he got into something toxic?
Any tilt to the head?
Do her eyes look normal?
Any exposure to ticks?
Can you please answer the other questions so I can give you the best answer possible.
Any tick exposure?
Is her head tilted at all?
Are her eyes normal looking or are they moving back and forth
Ok no you can keep asking questions while we try to figure this out.
Has she been anywhere she could pick up ticks.
Look at her eyes are they normal or are they darting back and forth?
Is her head tilted towards the ear she has been having trouble with
Ok with what you are telling me it is impossible to narrow down the possibilities.
Only a hands on exam is going to given you answers in this case. I completely understand the financial end of thing.
I just got your additional information and the fact that she has not eaten regularly and the shivering make this even more urgent.
This could be due to Vestibular disease caused by an inner ear infection.
Meningitis or encephalitis, metabolic disorders, diabetes, toxic ingestion of some sort.
If you can not have her seen tonight all you can do is watch her. I would not give any food or water but I would give 1/2 teaspoon of pancake syrup or honey immediately. If she has not eaten she may be having a drop in blood glucose levels which can be very dangerous.
Can you give her the syrup now and also let me know what city and state you live in so I can see if I can locate low cost care for you or any emergency programs in your area. Let me know if the syrup changes anything at all.
Thank you give me just a few minutes to look for programs in your area.
Please read over the information I sent you on vestibular disease.
Can you take a rectal temperature and let me know what it is?
Promise animal league
The Mosby Foundation helps pay for vet care
You can apply for aide through all agencies tonight online
Call you local humane Society they have voucher programs for low cost care.
Apply for care credit tonight if you can get approved they do take this at the ER
Here is a coupon for a free office visit at your local VCA
Here is their address
VCA Dudley Avenue Animal Hospital
3200 Dudley Ave.
99 is to low you have to get this temp up. A low temp could be very serious it could indicate a system wide infection among other things.
Is she spayed if not when was her last heat cycle
Please keep me posted on how this girl is doing I am worried about her. You can come back to this thread at any time and all follow up is free so do not be concerned with that.
Normal temps should be 101-102.5
If she is rolling then vestibular is very possible try not to make her walk the rolling can get worse and they can begin to gator roll meaning rolling over and over and they can not stop.
If this is Vestibular then in most cases just some antibiotics and anti nausea medication normally clear it up.
If you do not hear from Mosby in the am make an appoint at vca and give them the coupon then all you will have to pay for is any tests and medications. Some antibiotics you can get at a human pharmacy on the $4 dollar list so ask if they give antibiotics
I am glad to hear she is holding her own.. When that temp dropped last night I mentioned a system wide infection which I was afraid of.
She is in the best place she can be now and I am sure they will do everything they can for her.
Please tell your mom I will keep her little girl in my thoughts and prayers.
I hope to hear good news soon
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Oh no please do not blame yourself this sounds like something that came on pretty suddenly I just wish we knew what had caused it to begin with. Then I could tell you what to watch for in the future. Did they say anything about possible pancreatitis causing this? When you have time read through this information
Please keep me posted I will be thinking about all 3 of you.
I am so sorry your mom must be devestated. I only wish there was more I could do.
Here is a great site that may help your mom. Here you can converse with other pet owners and even make a special memorial page for Diva.
Please know you did everything you could to help her.
Please tell your mom my thoughts are with her.
You are very welcome, and I am glad I could atleast be there when no one else was.
Please know that you can come back to this thread at any time in the future even if you just need someone to share the sadness or the memories.
Thanks so much for the update I have been thinking about you and your mom.
Pet insurance is great and I think every owner should have this. It really is nice should injury or illness occur.
Here is a site where you can compare the different company. I like the ASPCA and the Healthy paws
I am so glad you were able to find someone to help with the vet bill that was very nice of the church to help your mom.
I think a puppy would be great if you mom is up for it.
I am also glad the pet loss site was helpful, I think it is a pretty amazing site