Our beloved 4 1/2 year old Doberman Lieutenant, LT we called him, came down very suddenly with a condition the vets in ER and their internal medicine staff could not diagnose properly and ultimately did not solve. They started to treat him with IV fluids, blood panel, scans, to see why he was throwing up, and had diarrhea and would not eat.. hospitalization for IV and medicine since he could not keep anything down was logical for one night.. but they sent him home a day and a half later with anti nausea meds and meds to get him to eat.. but I noticed his breathing seemed distressed so we took him back in.. they xrayed his lungs and thought “aspiration pneumonia” and by evening changed their minds. They believed it was blood in the lungs, and treated for rat poison. His organs though were all fine. We watched them try with blood transfusions two -three days with Hospital care, IV fluids, antibiotics, thinking he will turn a corner because the vet had ruled out everything they thought it could be.. internal medicine Dr did the same. His platelet count dropped to 70,000. So LT was then critical care and with the second transfusion he had a brief positive coagulation result, so then more plasma was given; and we thought optimistica from Dr reported improvement we woulc bring him home.. then his results went the other direction, so he was not responding.. definitely not rat poison. They could not diagnose this problem. He was not coagulating.. we had no options left. His continued bleeding in his lungs cut out any more time to help him. The vets had no answers. Vit k and plasma was not helping. They recommended euthanasia. Heartbreaking, gut wrenching decision to relieve LT, of any suffering further.
This loss is devastating, and more and more we believe he had acquired a blood disorder that was incurable.
We need assistance for the extraordinary expense to try to save him.