Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 33

Thread: A Fatal Case of Immune Mediated Haemolitic Anaemia (IMHA)

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    24

    Default

    Good news! Lucky's blood transfusion was a success! Before they did the blood transfusion, her blood count was 11, but this morning they tested it again and it was raised to 11. Her eyes were brighter and she actually stood up for a while just before we left as if to say, "Take me with you!"

    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    I know nothing about this disease, my only advice is to please consider the dogs quality of life
    Thanks, but I already have. We've had heaps of people say this to us. Lucky has given me and my family so much. Giving up on her is not an option. My Dad won't let us give up until, medically, there is nothing we can do to save her.
    "Dogs are better than human beings because they know – but do not tell."

  2. #12

    Default

    'GreyGirl' - just the news about Lucky I have been waiting and hoping for !

    I know that it is early days - but really hope that this sort of good news will continue for you all !

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    24

    Default

    Which do you want to hear: the good news or the bad news?

    Two days after her blood transfusion, Lucky's blood count went from 17 to 12. They can't give her another transfusion because they need the same dog's blood, and he said there's really no point anyway because the disease will just going to keep eating it up anyway, probably faster. She also keeps vomiting up her medication, which is making it difficult to get it working.
    But the good news is she's starting to eat by herself. She was a lot better mentally, as well. She stood up to greet us and started walking around, her tail wagging and her eyes even brighter than yesterday. We took her outside on the grass for a bit, and she loved that. Her urine is more orange than red now, too, which means there are less blood cells being deposited... and that's a good thing. And last of all, tomorrow she is coming home!!! She requires close monitoring, but the vet said what they'll be doing at their is nothing we can't do at home (apart from the drip, but he wants to keep on that for one more night to flush her kidney's of the blood cells), and she'll be more comfortable, less stressed, at home anyway. So, she's coming home! Yay!

    It's still a bit iffy, but she is improving. Here is a photo of her outside:

    "Dogs are better than human beings because they know – but do not tell."

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Bundaberg QLD
    Posts
    3,301

    Default

    Touchwood... i dont want to jinx you guys...but things sound like they are slowly heading in the right direction. Fingers and paws crossed Lucky keeps getting better and better. Good luck.


    Quote Originally Posted by reyzor View Post
    Education is important, but big biceps are more importanter ...
    DONT SIC YOUR DOGMA ON ME !

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    24

    Default

    Thanks, Sean.
    The vet told us to never name a dog Lucky for this exact reason: the dog would be the exact opposite. I never chose her name - it's the name her previous owner gave her, and I didn't want to change it in respect for him as he had cancer. Lucky wouldn't have been a name I'd choose, but it's kind of grown on me. In the future, I know to never name a dog (or any other animal, for that matter) Lucky. Although, she is lucky she has me and my parents never giving up on her until she's better, no matter the cost, or the vet tells us there's nothing they can do... in that case, she is a Lucky dog.
    "Dogs are better than human beings because they know – but do not tell."

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    24

    Default

    We just picked Lucky up from the vet this afternoon. Her blood count still measured at 12 today, and that is just amazing!!! Her levels are stable, too. She has lots of medication, but I think she's going to be okay!!!

    "Dogs are better than human beings because they know – but do not tell."

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    se qld
    Posts
    836

    Default

    Beautiful girl! All the best xxx

  8. #18

    Default

    She looks very happy to be home. Wishing you and your gorgeous dog all the best!

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    tasmania
    Posts
    266

    Default

    Great to hear she's home. Hoping things just keep getting better and better for her.
    If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Bunbury
    Posts
    1,378

    Default

    Rename her "Plucky" she certainly is and she will still come when you call. it is an old fashioned word which describes your pooch well. best of everything for a strong recovery.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •