Sunday, May 16, 2010

Heartworm treatments round two

Max was able to get his second and third heartworm shots this past week. He did very well at first, however that all took a turn last night when he started coughing and vomiting. In fact he vomited blood, and lots of it. He stopped eating and became lethargic. We were able to get some fluids in him and will be following up with the doctor on Monday (yes we consulted with the ER vet and saw someone over the weekend)

Today has been very stressful for us, watching him close, making sure he is getting plenty of fluids and planning on another vet visit in the morning. I can not imagine losing Max, we knew it was a risk when we started treatments, but we thought he was so healthy other wise that we would not be facing this situation right now.

We do not let him runaround, he is not exercising, we take him out on his leash to go to the bathroom etc. We have keep him confined over the past week (really longer due to previous shot) We are doing everything the vet says to do.
If you have advice, suggestions etc. please feel free to give me some..

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