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A Little Setback….

Well, Friday night was a scary one. I was home alone with Ginger and she was acting weird. As the night continued, she not only was acting weird but seemed to be fading fast. She wouldn’t wag her tail or even lift her head when being rubbed or talked to. Not knowing what to do, I just laid with her on the floor and stroked her golden fur.

Brian got home a couple hours later and Ginger perked up some. So we all went to bed but with a lot on our minds.

The next morning, Ginger was once again very lethargic. She didn’t even get excited when Papa stopped by. That was a big red flag that something was wrong.

So to the vet we went. We went to our local clinic and learned Ginger was very dehydrated.

She got IV fluids for many hours and some antibiotics. They took some blood but the results wouldn’t be back til Monday.

After about 4 hours of fluids and some hamburger and rice, Dr. Steve said Ginger could come home.

Brian and I went to the vet’s office and were talking with Dr. Steve in the lobby. Since the office was closed, we all thought it strange to hear strange noises from the back. As we looked around, we were all surprised to see that Ginger had busted out of her kennel and ripped out her IV so she could come greet us. A very good sign that she was feeling better.

The test results ended up showing Ginger’s white cell count to be very low. We had it checked again today and it was back in the normal range but now her red cell count is low and she is very anemic.

We are waiting to hear from the oncologist to see if we are going ahead with chemo tomorrow or not.

7 Responses to “A Little Setback….”

  1.   Carmen (Catie's Mom) Says:

    Oh my, I’ll bet that was scary!

    Too cute about her busting out of her kennel. A true Golden girl who knows how to get what she wants 🙂

    Did they say why her blood counts are all wonky?

  2.   Mackenzie's Mom Says:

    What a scare that must have been! So glad that you were able to figure out what was going on. That must have made you feel a whole lot better when she busted out of there – like Carmen said… a true Golden! Glad to hear her wbc is normal again. It’s always so worrisome when their blood counts are down. I remember Mackenzie’s was down and we pushed out the chemo for another week. Good luck with everything and we hope Princess Ginger feels better!

  3.   maggie Says:

    Wow…a scare for sure! I hope things pan out with her bloodwork! I can imagine it was a sight to see Ginger after busting out of her kennel! That’ll put a smile on your face for sure! 🙂

    Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

  4.   jerry Says:

    Ginger, my Mom wouldda FREAKED. I’m so glad you got better so fast. Yeah! Ripping the IV right out….you’re too cool! But take it easy and heal up will ya, we want you to sail through things OK? xoxo

  5.   jakesmom Says:

    Hurry up and feel better soon Ginger!!! Maybe some liver treats or iron supplements will help till you get your anemia under control… 🙂

    Angel Jake and Wolfie’s Mom

  6.   etgayle Says:

    ginger, geesh girl…don’t like to think you are feelin’ puny or punk…. hope you get to feelin’ better real soon – i recommend medicinal naps, ice cream and cheese (not necessarily in that order, but…come to think of it, yes, in that order).


  7.   Chloe's mom Says:

    I nearly fell out of my chair laughing at the image of Ginger “bustin out” of her kennel!!! Chloe is very clever about climbing over things…not so good when you are trying to keep her IN the yard…

    Always good to be cautious like you were with Ginger, I am sure the IV helped perk her up (as apparent by her actions!).

    -Chloe’s mom

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