- Dec 24, 2014
- Huntington WV
My girl was lethargic on Wednesday and threw up several times over the night. Got her to the vet and xrays, blood work and ultrasound all looked great but she had a fever of 105 of unknown origin. Vet treated for dehydration and temp immediately went back to 101 to 102, normal for a dog. Still wouldn't eat and vet kept her an additional night. Signs of peritonitis (inflammation of the chest cavity) appeared on the ultrasound the next morning and decided to approve exploratory surgery and 20 minutes later got urgent news of a nasty gallbladder infection. The vet, an accomplished surgeon of over 20 years said she had never seen one so bad, it was like it was just melting. Good news is that somehow it didn't affect the liver at all. Vet said the liver enzymes were perfect and was glad the liver wasn't infected. Surgery was successful but she will need a couple more days to be considered out of the woods. Can't wait for to come home.