What if Ballet had not been taken OFF of the antibiotics I started her on?
Why did they take her off of them? How did her white blood cell count get so high before it was detected? Surely she was running a temperature…didn’t they notice?
Yes…Ballet could have had a cancer…I’d thought about that myself. I had felt all those fatty lumps myself and thought that in there somewhere could be something cancerous that couldn’t be felt because of all the fat. But I don’t believe that’s what killed her. What was her WBC count just before she passed? She obviously had some raging infection. Did they get her past that?
AMANDA…please call Cottonwood and get an email address from them so that I can email them with all my questions regarding Ballet’s passing. You can feel free to bring this post in to them so they understand how I feel about Ballet and now Tanner.
I feel the need to say to them that this is the first time we’ve lost a dog without being there, at Cottonwood, with them. Ballet had several vets caring for her…did someone not pay close enough attention? I do feel that someone dropped the ball somewhere along the line at Cottonwood. Could Dr. Porter have checked on Ballet and not even realized how close she was to passing away?
AMANDA…please call Cottonwood and tell them that Tanner most certainly had blood work done just about 2 or 3 weeks ago. You can tell them that I’m upset that when you bring Tanner in for an emergency they can’t even find their own information on him to help him. That’s another reason I want their email address. They need to fix this. I know Sheltie Rescue’s binder is big but that’s not an excuse for losing diagnostics that are important.
AMANDA…find out who saw Tanner…the female you hadn’t seen before. Possibly Daneau or something like that?
AMANDA…who did you take Tommy in to see. I hope it was Kris. If not, who? What were the results with Tommy? What medications is Tommy on now?
How’s our Zenny doing? She was sick enough that they did an ultrasound on her a week before we left. Is she still on her antibiotic medication or has she finished with that? Where is she urinating and defecating these days? She may need a follow-up visit…but only with Kris.
Right now I wouldn’t take anyone in and agree to any vet other than Kris, Cox, or Bagley…Kris being the #1 choice far and above the others.
Last night on our overnight train I had to take several medications to help me get to sleep. It wasn’t just that the train was hot and noisey but I couldn’t stop thinking about what I might have done differently to possibly change the course of events for Ballet.
Julene and Amanda…thank you so much for helping out. Thanks to all of you for supporting Amanda. Marie…we love the artist’s graphite drawing of Layla and we really appreciate your words of enouragement. Of course we wish we were home…we wish we were there before we lost Ballet in the small hope that we might have been able…somehow…possibly…to change the horrible outcome…if it was even possible to change. I just can’t shake that.
I so agree with everyone…don’t put Tap into the food room at night…let him come upstairs with you. Comfort him.
All of you hug your loving babies and love them as much as you can while you can. We lose them all too soon.
AMANDA…one more thing…whoever is treating Tanner…please find out who it is…tell them we’d like Kris to take over his case and make sure that Cottonwood knows that we could try out Neurontin on him also known as Gabapentin. It’s much more expensive than Phenobarbitol so there’s a good chance they won’t bring it up to you themselves.
Please hug all the kids for us…we miss them all so much. – Barbara