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    She's not desexed they wouldn't do it while doing c section way too risky for her...
    I asked bout oxytocin vet said he can't give it cause she had c section and it could rupture stitches inside?
    He said the only way to see if matter is still inside is to do a ultrasound... He knows we have exhausted our funds well and truly now and said just ride it out till pups r weaned and do desexing... Now the pups r fussing and some arnt taking bottle

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    Crap. I would've thought she might have healed enough for some oxy by now.

    A cheaper option that might give her a boost is vitamin c. You can get crystalline powder at the health food shop - Ascorbic Aid. Or, you can get the normal chewable tablets. Make sure you get at least 1000mg though. Although even the lower dose kids ones will do, you just need to get more into Tip!

    One teaspoon of powder will equal about five 1000mg tablets I think. I would put her on a dessertspoon full a day to start with.

    She can have as much vitamin c as you can get into her. Excess is safely excreted. But it can give the immune sytem a real boost.

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    Ok thanks natty I have some vitamin c powder somewhere I'll hunt it down and get that into her as soon as I bottle fed all the pups she layed down with them geez these pups drink some milk now!!! I made them 900ml up and we have 40ml left over lol

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    So she does have a uterus and retained product or new (from bleeding or such).........Is this not a follow up from surgery and covered by the initial cost?

    Vit C is a good idea...i use it for everything, we even have injectable that we use in emergencies, because we are so far form a vet.
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    No it's not covered by follow up cause she had to go to the emergancy vet on a public holiday to have c sectio( that's why we are so out of pocket) hubby was just going over numbers we are almost 6k out so far for all this.... Would Hate for something to go really bad now for her
    She has been going back to our normal vet for follow ups but he's surgery did not do c section

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liss05 View Post
    No it's not covered by follow up cause she had to go to the emergancy vet on a public holiday to have c sectio( that's why we are so out of pocket) hubby was just going over numbers we are almost 6k out so far for all this.... Would Hate for something to go really bad now for her
    She has been going back to our normal vet for follow ups but he's surgery did not do c section
    Bummer.......I just find it hard to accept that someone does surgery and no followup, even if it was an emergency. Oh well I think I just want everything to be perfect.......Sorry you are getting such a tough deal
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    Glad to hear the pups have drunk Liss.

    Injectable vit c is very handy. Even for in snakebite, poisoning, tickbite etc. Not a replcement for vets, but sometimes fantastic, and better than nothing certainly!

    Poor Liss has had a shocking time Newfsie. Although I think she said her vet was impressed with the quality of the c section done at the emergency vet.

    It's hard these days when emergency vets are separate to your local ones, emergencies and follow up are done by separate staff.

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    I see....Out here in the Rural area they still cover follow-up, even if it is a different vet who saw you for the emergency. Mind you I think our vets here are in a class of their own............I have never paid anything for the initial costs of my rescues, except wholesale drug costs..........My newfie that i had a year ago and was very sick, had quite a bill and was PTS eventually, I never got a bill. Just a card to say so sorry for your loss.

    Shame Liss is struggling so much...Way too far from me to help. Hope it can all get sorted
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    I toke tips into the emergancy vet at 3 this morning cause i was worried about loosing her,her breathing is so heavy and iregular and this infection is knocking her hard,the 2 vets there teamed together and said a ultrasound to see whats going on in there would be a waste of our money,and it would be best to desex her now they wanted to do it then and there but a cost of $3600 for them to do it just wasnt a option we dont have that kind of money laying around anymore
    So im waiting for our vet to open here the vets at emergancy said they will contact our vet and urge them to desex her this morning,the vets there also said that its possible she has had this infection since before birthing,and that could be why she struggled so much with birthing and there was so much time in between the pups being born.
    They said waiting till the pups are weaned is not a option as this infection is really bad and whilever its there she cant produce milk for them properly and there is a big risk it could go septic at any time and spread to the rest of her body

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    $3600 to desex! that is unbelievable! I honestly don't understand how they can charge people like that and not feel like a shit human

    Hope she gets better Liss!

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