The day Ellen brought Corby home….
Corby (a.k.a. Scrabby) enjoyed Ellen hold her like a small baby…
We received an email from Ellen on Sunday,
Hi! Corby is having high fever and we have sent her to vet today's afternoon. I touched her this morning and her temperature is rather high. We checked her in and vet told us that she has multiple problems. No. 1, she has worm eggs inside her. 2nd, fever with temp of 40+ degree. And 3rd, she has anemia. The vet has yet to find the cause of the fever. It could be due to the worms or fleas.
Sorry that I didn't notice her abnormality early last week. When she loss her appetite, we thought she was being choosy with food.
The vet concluded that she needed dripping, injected her with antibiotic, dewormed and blood transmission. If everything goes smoothly, we will be able to pick her up on Monday evening. Her current weight is 8.15kgs.
Will keep you in the loop when she is discharged. If you guys want to share some advice, all are welcome.
We then received updates from Ellen today,
Thank you for the advice and concern. Corby is discharged at the borderline temperature, 39.5. Normal healthy dog temperature is between 38.5 to 39.5. She was very active when we took her home. Keep peeing and pooing. Then ate lots of food.
But soon the energy seem to be gone. After I took my bath, I found some blood drops on the floor. I checked on her but unable to locate where does the blood come from. The blood is watery, not thick.
Anyway, the vet has advised not to let her play actively until her own red blood cells is built. She will get lethargic anytime and could collapse as blood in her body is "borrowed".
Her diet requires full boiled eggs as she needs lots of protein that parasites (worms/ ticks) took from her.
Still need to monitor her progress and will watch out for blood drops in the morning.
Has a bad bug gotten hold of you,
Making you feel queasy?
You’re energy’s low, you’re indisposed,
Being sick’s not easy!
Just take this opportunity
To recuperate and rest,
And then when you return to us
You’ll be your very best!
By Joanna Fuchs (quoted from http://www.poemsource.com/get-well-poems.html)
get well soon corby!
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