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    Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

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    Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by bluedaisy on Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:35 am

    hello all, took Gracie for her 2nd opinion visit yesterday.

    The vet looked over her records carefully and then examined Gracie. She noticed the acidy smell, even though I had just bathed her before the visit! The lab results from a previous vet visit showed that her liver and kidney functions were fine.

    The conclusion was that Gracie has helicobacter, which is a bacteria in her tummy that causes lots of acid and vomiting. It is the same bacteria that causes ulcers in humans. She began treatment this morning. I am hoping all the meds stay down, vet prescribed cerenia to make sure they do...

    If this doesn't take care of the problem, she will definitely have to have an upper and lower g/i and biopsies of her colon and stomach will have to be collected.

    But-this vet is very optimistic that this will take care of the problem.

    So I am allowing myself to be hopeful. If she is able to keep the meds down, I know she will get better.

    How's everyone else's fur-kids? Ruby doing ok?
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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by Fluff on Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:42 am

    That is wonderful news cheers cheers see you just need the right vet and they get you sorted, i pray all the meds help her and that she will come round....I think its just a case of finding out the problem then trying different treatments...Hopefully this vet will have her as fit as a fiddle in no time.

    You must keep us updated on her progress....sending you both lots of love and cuddles blow kisses

    P.S Ruby is doing much much better, thank you for asking








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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by Claire on Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:06 am

    That sounds really promising cheers hopefully they will be able to sort it the easy way like he says fingers crossed group hug




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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by daisydotes on Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:28 am

    That's really good news I am soooooo pleased for you and Gracie








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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by ஐJudelஐ on Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:31 am

    Bless..I had helicobacter and had to take a week of intence anti-biotics and tablets too so I can really sympathise with her, it wasn't nice and I felt really ill. At least now you know what it is and before you know it she will be back to her old self.




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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by bluedaisy on Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:35 am

    thanks to all, I hope you're right and the meds will handle it.

    she is sleeping now, so far no vomiting, but she has burped a couple time like she was going to...

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    Post by atryec on Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:53 am

    Ste had that helicobacter too ( lol! I always call it the helicopter thing lol! )

    Thanks for updating, well done for getting a second opinion, and I hope the tablets sort the problem out, with no need for further probing.

    Love to Gracie blow kisses

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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by bluedaisy on Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:35 pm

    what was the treatment for you? ...for the helicoper thing...
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    Post by ஐJudelஐ on Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:38 pm

    I had a box of tablets divided up into morning, night and evening and there was 7 days of them..I think there was around 5-6 a day. I also had to have the camera down the throat.



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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by angel01 on Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:09 pm

    Hopefuly she will feel alot better now she is getting the right treatment.
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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by achoo on Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:16 pm

    o im glad too that the vet is helping and fingers crossed she will be back to normal in no time
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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by xSallyx on Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:42 pm

    So glad you got a 2nd opinion, that the tablets work

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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by bluedaisy on Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:23 am

    all day yesterday I was on pins and needles, just waiting for the big wretch, but all she did was belch acid, so today I upped the pepcid to 1/2 of a 10 mg. (the 2nd vet said 1/4-1/2 was fine for her weight of 10.76 lbs)

    She's gettin pretty smart and spitting out the pills already. oh lord, it's gonna be a long two weeks....

    One thing I don't understand so much is the acidy smell, I mean, she is bathed and has no vomit on her at all, but the smell coming from her is awful. poor little thing, we just hold our noses and grin and bear it.

    Did your other helibactor + dogs smell like acid? or is it just our boo?

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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by bluedaisy on Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:26 am

    ஐJudelஐ wrote:I had a box of tablets divided up into morning, night and evening and there was 7 days of them..I think there was around 5-6 a day. I also had to have the camera down the throat.


    Gracie has three different meds and an additional med to keep her from vomiting it all up. Only two of the meds are twice a day, all of this for two weeks.
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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by Fluff on Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:33 am

    I know how you feel about tablets, Ruby is good but due to her been on steroids its very important i give her the tablets twice daily at the same time....so to remember i have 2 alarms set on my mobile and as soon as it goes off i jump up and give the tablet, it becomes a daily chore so easy to get used to group hug









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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by bluedaisy on Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:50 am

    did they ever find out what was happening with miss Ruby?
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    Post by Fluff on Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:52 am

    Its like an immune disorder, a rare condition in dogs, some recover fine while others are on medication for life, just have to wait and see which way she goes Sad









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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by bluedaisy on Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:17 am

    ooohhhh, I hate to hear that. Hopefully she will be one to overcome it, as she obviously has a very good care giver who loves her.

    Gracie is refusing to eat now, even with the cottage cheese on the food. Poor little thing, I bet all this medicine is wreaking havoc on her tummy, she is sleeping now.

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    Re: Gracie's health update/2nd opinion

    Post by atryec on Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:57 pm

    Awwwww, I really hope it works hun. blow kisses to Gracie.
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    Post by daisydotes on Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:02 pm

    Sending a big to gracie hope she will soon feel better









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