Hi, I'm Camille and I am a Moderator for this topic. I sent your requested professional a message to follow up with you here, when they are back online.
If I can help further, please let me know. Thank you for your continued patience.
Thank you. =) I'm not sure what happened, but after we got back Monday, he seemed okay, just very pale. And then the tenth, I woke up to him breathing really hard, with his mouth at the surface all day. He was swimming vertically. I know the swimming vertically is a sign of swim bladder disorder, but it shouldn't be fatal. Anyway, he passed away that night. I haven't checked back yet regarding an answer because we left. You don't have to apologize. =) but you're very kind. Thank you so much for your help. I've learned so much from you, and my three year old told me last night that TurboBerry didn't die -- he went to heaven because Jesus wanted him to. And he said TurboBerry has friends in heaven who were waiting for him, and after we die, we will see his friends, too. Isn't that sweet, and wise? =) From my experience, he's right. I've seen my dogs on the other side.
By the way, if you can, please wish us luck. I've been up all night with Abby (she's the one who has allergies) who can't keep food down now and will need emergency care in the morning. I'm searching frantically tonight for someone who provides low cost care. My vet wants to hospitalize her, test her blood, and if necessary, provide fluids. That will be $280-$350 to start, and that's without testing, diagnosis, or treatment of the GI issue. I just started crying when she said that and said I can't afford that, i'll just have to wait for her to die. But my friend is trying to help me find low cost vet care clinics for indigent/disabled, and I found some tonight, too. Guess what? One of them is in this town. =) So that could be good news.
Thank you again for TurboBerry. I appreciate you so much.
Thank you. =)
I have to go out of town again but wanted to check in to say that Abby is doing well and had great blood work results today. Everything came back great for her age (14 years old), and she was only dehydrated. She received some fluid under her skin, and then got a shot for anti-nausea and antibiotic for her teeth till she can get in for the surgery. The vet gave her fluids and taught us how to do the sub-q treatment at home, like you suggested, and we have given her one (although it shot out halfway through and caused quite a commotion for a minute), and will repeat tonight and then several times tomorrow. For some reason, she said Abby doesn't have to be on antibiotics for three days before doing her teeth. She now says Abby just needs to stop vomiting (which she has after the shot today). Weird. We talked about it in length and very specifically so it's odd. Anyway, after her vomiting is totally gone, I am going to schedule her at the beginning of August to have her teeth done. I am very excited for her. I know TurboBerry is in a better place, but it would have been hard to lose Abby, too. I have had her since she was six weeks old, and she was underdeveloped/special needs for a long time and needed extra nurturing as a baby. Maybe that's part of why we are very close.
Everything you said was exactly perfect. You are such a great teacher, and I felt so much better reading your response before going in so that I would be able to understand the reasoning behind the blood work, etc. even though my vet at Banfield is super great, too. I love her, too. I am very fortunate to know both of you. =) Today cost about $330, and I have spent a couple hundred on TurboBerry, so I am hoping for no more crises for awhile. =D
I am glad you have rescued special needs animals. Yes they are in heaven waiting. It's really cute because one of my dogs actually went to heaven in a carrier. I know that sounds funny. Most of mine are like that, and while the responsible thing, in a way, for me would be to turn them over to a shelter to find them homes, I know that most would be euthanized the minute I walked out the door, due to age or health problems, so I just can't be responsible for murder. I just can't. So I'm trudging along, incompetent and irresponsible and an utter failure at being a pet parent, but I am trying. =)
Thank you again for today, and thank you for TurboBerry. He actually had new fin growth, had no ich, and his pop eye was totally gone when I woke up that morning. It was a miracle. So maybe God answered my prayer of no longer asking that he live but that he no longer suffer. =)
P.S. I know how kind you are, but you don't have to respond to this. I know it says you will write back, etc., but I just wanted to update you and thank you. I know you have a regular job and other justanswer patients. =) So you don't have to write back. Thanks again.