Saturday, June 09, 2012

Bayley

(June 8, 2012)  Bayley's a mess. He's allergic to 24 out of 50 allergens, he's now getting a vaccine shot (by me :/) every other day; his skin/itching is much better BUT he's getting 2 different antibiotics for a month/2 different antihistemines twice a day, a staphage lysate shot twice a week...and it's too much for his system. He's not eaten the last two days except for the canned food 'balls' that I put his meds in, his water intake has dropped the last two days, and his hind quarters have gotten really week (now I'm crying). Just sent an email to the Dermatologist asking how to proceed.
June 9, 2012 -- Update---Still have not heard anything from Dermatologist.  I even called a couple of times and still NOTHING.  (See why I have NO FAITH in human doctors OR animal doctors...
 
 

7 comments:

Kim said...

That's an awful lot of medication to begin all at once. We have one emergency vet clinic that covers for all regular vet within 100 miles on after-hours week days and weekends. No calls taken or messages answered, no matter what, they have an agreement with this ER clinic and they stick to it. I hope you can find an emergency clinic to help you with Bayley.

Terry said...

poor thing, it does sound like an awful lot of meds for a tiny dog. They are making him sick, I think they need to reduce the doses. Good luck, I know you are scared.

Michele Bilyeu said...

I can SO identify with ALL of this! My 18 year old cat is on the brink and we are totally doing for her at home. Heck, if that's how I care for people, my beloved pets need the best care they can get too!

Some of my family members have hyper allergic dogs and they switched to natural meats from foreign countries..ie no grains, no American strains, hormones etc in them. Petsmat kind of places have like kangaroo meat or other odd things...it's a thought! Any natural game meat might work..elk, venison, who knows. No gluten, no additives, that kind of thing in the food. You can buy buffalo meat at a lot of stores now. Sending loves, and best positive energies..hugs hugs! Keep loving on him, keep water down him..he can come out of this!

Kate said...

Call your regular vet.

Finn said...

Oh Angie, I'm soooo very sorry to hear how this is going. It sounds like hell on earth for both of you. Michele's advice sounds good to me, but what to do with the medications? It does sound like too much all at once...and what do we as laypeople know?
My experience tells me that they(or us) can survive quite a long time without food, but the water is critical. Would he maybe lick an icecube? My Daks used to love being given those, even when he wasn't ill. Is there anything he likes that he might eat in melted form? Like ice cream? Grasping at straws here, wish I knew more. Can you reach your regular vet? The weekend is always hard, I know, for people too. I'll keep my prayers going full force. Sending big hugs, Finnie XXX

Cottage Tails said...

Not fun! ((HUGS))) have you heard of the barf diet - raw food for animals.
http://www.barfworld.com/
no doubt you have come across it but reading your post I just wanna help and all I can think of is sending you some info
Love leanne

Suz said...

oh my...so sorry to hear this
I would try another vet and Michaels recommendatons....no additives
and maybe baby food......Our commercial foods for animals I think are suspect
google natural food for dogs.....make your own....
I will say a prayer for your precious