It's been an eventful weekend at the Kelley household...
Whitney's back home after spending the day at the vet getting rehydrated and getting anti-nausea and pain medication.
She got sick really fast beginning early yesterday morning and couldn't stop vomiting as the day went on. At first we assumed she would recover on her own, but turns out this morning the vomiting still persisted and she was only getting sicker. I hopped in the shower quick and we drove to the vet.
I have to admit, though she seems more like herself tonight, I was completely terrified and still am (until we get over this hump). Whitney was diagnosed with a very serious condition called Peritonitis a year and half ago and due to it's location her future with us is unknown (she's already went through two surgeries), we live everyday not knowing how much time we have with her.
Most likely the cause of this recent vomiting is something she ate that she shouldn't have eaten, not the Peritonitis. We were out hiking last week in the woods and think she must have stumbled upon something or ate an unsettling stick at the park yesterday. This sets me up for a scare from woods all summer, which we spend a lot of our there. If her vomiting persists starting tomorrow when we are able to start feeding her a special diet she will have x-rays and lab on Monday morning to check to see if it's something more serious like pancreatitis or an obstruction.
I also asked for a Lyme's test today. The number of dogs that have it in MN & WI this year is outrageous and despite getting the Lyme vaccine Whitney got Lyme's disease a couple of years ago and she's had recent limping that accompanied that diagnosis last, and she too has present the same over the past couple of weeks. The test came back negative for Lyme's disease but she has another tick-borne disease called Anaplasmosis that she will be treated for after the GI issues have been resolved.
We all took a restful 3.5 hour family nap today and now she is snoring next to me on the couch---oh how I love this Whitney Dog.