A week ago thursday, Gabe got super-sick and had to go the Emergency Clinic. He's the same dog that had the scary vaccination reaction a month earlier. At 4:00pm he was totally normal. At 5 he would only eat the canned food off the top of his dinner. At 5:30 he went from a full-body wag to just a tail wag and his temp was normal and at 6:00 he was hiding in his crate. Off to the Emergency Clinic.
At 7:00 he had a temp of 104.5 and by the time they finished the bloodwork his temp was 105.7. His White Count was up and he had slightly elevated liver enzymes. The next couple of hours consisted of trying to find a hospital with an internist that would see him the next day and giving him cold fluids and steroids to bring his temp down. The closest that the vet could find was Angell Memorial in Boston about 3.5 hours away. He spent the night at the E clinic. When we picked him up he seemed fine and his temp was normal.
At Angell, the plan was to observe him and wait for the steroids to leave his system. They thought he'd then spike a temp and they could do a blood culture. It never happened. They had him for 4 days (and adored him....in his medical records it states "the staff LOVES this dog!"). He was tested for lepto and every tick borne disease they could think off including PCR tests. All negative. By Sunday his white count was normal. When he left the hospital on Monday he still had slightly elevated liver enzymes but his checkup yesterday revealed that was back to normal.
They couldn't diagnose the issue. Anyone have anything similar?
No sorry. I hope they can figure out what it was. How scary for you.
♣ Laura ♣
I don't know how old Gabe is. But years ago, our lab Molly had a similar experience.She was about 17 months old. She was fine and then mid-day she seemed a bit lethargic. She didn't want to eat. Not normal. Of course it was the weekend. So we took her to the e-vet. Her temp was 105.2. They ran every tick borne test possible. Blood work was all normal.They took x-rays, nothing. They gave her IV fluids. All the tests were normal. She spent a day & a half at the e-vets. When we went to pick her up the vet said sometimes young dogs get sick & they never figure out why. She was fine when we picked her up. The only thing they said maybe was canine flu. There had been an outbreak in the eastern part of our state.
I hope Gabe is feeling better now.
That sound almost exactly like Gabe and he's 15 months. The vet at Angell said the same thing "we may never know." He seemed 90% okay the next morning and when he got back from Angell he seemed 100% and he stayed that way. I'm going to check out "canine flu" Thanks.