Savannah’s Life saving intervention

Update posted by Caryn Leigh Owen On Jul 01, 2020

Apologies for only updating now again. Savannah showed improvement on the 26/06/2020 by maintaining body temp, keeping food down, managing her meds well and small wags of the tail.

When I got there you could see she wanted to come home. I was happy to see that she actually wanted to climb on my lap. The vet said we should try her at home as family and home environment could help with recovery.

So that is what we did! She came home. Shame she was still really not well as she wanted none of the other animals around her. She had a lot of meds to take, which was a mission, but she is a champ.

She has Pancreatitis. Her diet has changed to chicken and rice. Lucky pup. Tyson her brother also gets some spoils now.

Those bladder stones are making her want to wee all the time but then only a little drop comes out, and it is blood. I am so worried as they can't operate until she is healthy and the vet gives her the thumbs up for the operation.

On discharge I had to settle the account-which has had severe consequences financially for me. Your continued support will assist so much.

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Update posted by Caryn Leigh Owen On Jun 26, 2020

The vet is of the strong opinion that Savannah has Pancreatitis. They started the treatment and there have been small improvements in her health.

I went to visit her the day before yesterday and took her brother with for some feel good vibes. Needless to say Tyson was freaked out because he thought it was his turn for the vet so was very nervous. But then we saw Savannah and there were hellos and I hope that added to the small recoveries.

Yesterday she looked a bit stronger. She is being fed through a tube and has drips in. She looked uncomfortable with all the things on her. Great news was that i think the vet said it was her protein levels have come down from being over 150 down to about 44.

We need to get her healthy and stable. The bladder stones still need to be removed, however we can't do that yet as she is not strong enough for the operation.

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Update posted by Caryn Leigh Owen On Jun 23, 2020

So they are convinced that she has Pancreatitis or Adrenal failure or something like that. They say the treatment for both is similar. They can't operate on the stones yet unless she is out of the woods. She tried so hard to be excited for me but her body was just managing. I am gravely concerned. I just want her to be healthy and come home.

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Update posted by Caryn Leigh Owen On Jun 23, 2020

Savannah is not doing well. Just lying there. She is on a drip and they have those blankets on her that blow warm air over her to keep her warm and body temp up. She is not eating so they will most likely give some anaesthesia to insert tube for feeding. My heart is shattered for not even being able to be there to give her the love and comfort.

They are waiting for the blood tests, it seems they believe it is Pancreatitis. The doc has told me a couple of times that some doggies don't survive this. I wait now in anticipation for my next telephone call.

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Update posted by Caryn Leigh Owen On Jun 22, 2020

Savannah is resting and has been able to lift her head a bit. She is on a drip for dehydration and is being treated with medication for pain management.

Sonar confirmed the Bladder Stones, however the doc informed me they are waiting for more results as there is a possibility of Pancreatitis.

If she has not consumed food by the morning, they will tube feed.

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Anonymous

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Thank you Karen! Bless you!

Caryn Leigh Owen

Posted On Jun 25, 2020

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Get well soon Savannah baby!

Karen Fourie

Backed with R300.00 On Jun 25, 2020

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Thank you so much for the Donation!

Caryn Leigh Owen

Posted On Jun 24, 2020

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Anonymous

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Kayleigh Thank you so much for your donation! This means so much to me!

Caryn Leigh Owen

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Kayleigh Wolfe-Coote

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Thank you so much for the Donation.

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