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Pancreatitis and splenectomy :(

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by KazKent, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. KazKent

    KazKent New Member Registered

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    Hello. I posted on here 2 weeks ago about my beautiful Cocker Spaniel, Archie, who was miserable with a Hot Spot at the time.
    Things went from bad to worse as he stopped eating and drinking and was clearly in pain. He was admitted to the vet hospital a week ago with pancreatitis. During a scan to look at the pancreas, they also found that he had a tumour in his spleen and removed the spleen immediately. So he's not only trying to recover from major surgery but also cope with pancreatitis. He stayed in the hospital on a drip for 5 days and is now home - I always knew he wouldn't cope well in hospital and he was extremely stressed and very depressed in there and refused to eat but started eating a bit when he came home. I've been able to get meds down him orally (very tricky but I'm managing at the moment). He's on 2 lots of antibiotics and omeprozole.
    He seemed brighter at home but today he has gone downhill again. Clearly nauseous (drooling, which he's been doing for a week), very lethargic, sometimes shaky and I see pain in his eyes. The vets said Archie didn't need pain relief medication or anti-sickness medication but I'm thinking I should ring them to ask for some and wondered if anyone can advise? I'm scared to call the vet though as I don't want him readmitted unless absolutely necessary as he'll get depressed and stressed again. :(
     
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    If he is suffering CALL them
     
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    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    Oh @KazKent poor Archie :-(

    I would ring the vets straight away and tell them about him being in pain and your worries about him being readmitted. They may be able to come up with something that means he can stay at home but is still getting correct veterinary care.

    hope he’s ok x
     
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  4. KazKent

    KazKent New Member Registered

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    I had asked them twice for pain relief and anti-sickness meds to bring home but they said he didn't need them. I did ring and am waiting for the vet to call me back. X
     
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    My beagle had pancreatitis and I know how much pain he had so Im really surprised that the vet hasnt offered you something.
     
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  6. KazKent

    KazKent New Member Registered

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    So was I, that’s why I asked them twice. He was taken off morphine on Wednesday and off strong painkillers on Friday when we brought him home. I just want them to prescribe pain relief that I can just go and pick up. He’s eating and drinking at home but refuses to in the hospital. It was awful to see him so very depressed in there. :(
     
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    Has the vet called you back yet?
     
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    KazKent New Member Registered

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    No not yet :(
     
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    Oh, what a shame. I hope the vet is more sympathetic to his plight when you get a call back. Fingers crossed tightly for a swift and full recovery.
     
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  10. KazKent

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    I rang again and the vet is calling me in about 20 minutes after her last consultation. Meanwhile, Archie has had a bit more food and seems a little more comfortable. Yes fingers crossed indeed. Thank you xx
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    He's gorgeous. Hope he makes a full recovery soon. Pancreatitis is a nasty thing.
     
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    Vet has rung and I’m off to collect painkillers for him x
     
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    That’s great, hopefully they’ll do their job. It’s horrible to see your dog in pain and it makes you feel so helpless. Hope Archie is back to himself soon.
     
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    This is awful :(, is so sad to know that they are in pain. The vets do know what they are doing but if his is suffering again tonight or tomorrow ring the vets. Try and keep water down him as him being dehydrated will only make things worse. Hope he recovers quickly.
     
  15. KazKent

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    Thank you.
    He’s more relaxed and chilled on the painkillers. Just hope I can still get his antibiotics down him tonight while he’s feeling a bit spaced out. Good news is that he’s drinking well at home, sometimes needs my encouragement - I’m very conscientious of lack of fluids.
    Xx
     
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    If you have ice cubes that could make him more interested.
     
  17. KazKent

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    I had to ring the vets when I got back home after collecting the painkillers as Archie vomited while I was out (husband was with him). Vet said don’t panic at this point as he hasn’t vomited for 7 days but if he’s vomiting tomorrow and/or is still not picking up, I will ring them again.
    Thank you for your comments and thoughts. X
     
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    Yeah it will most likely be the stress of everything. Thinking of you and him :) xx
     
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    Thank you Violet. He’s drinking well at the moment but I do have dog biscuits frozen into ice cubes if needed. X
     
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    great! :)
     

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