Since so many of us have four-legged quality assurance supervisors in our sewing studios, thought I’d share this post.
In the 25 years I’ve owned dogs, I’ve never ever needed to use emergency vet services…until a week ago!
It’s very much like taking your human family members to the emergency room. Something was suddenly terribly wrong with Boomer, but I didn’t know what. I was worried about my dog and how much it was going to cost.
ER vet services are not cheap. Plan on about $500/day for care plus any tests, treatments and surgery your dog may need.
Boomer came home very weak after five days in hospital, but glad to be home. He was diagnosed with thrombocytopenia, an auto-immune disease that caused his body to suddenly start attacking his platelets (those things that cause your blood to clot). He was bleeding internally. I’m very thankful our primary care vet told me what to look for and to head to the ER vet ASAP if I noticed certain symptoms over the weekend.
My boy looks like he’s been in a fight. However, he’s slowing perking up and here’s hoping his follow-up visit tomorrow has his platelet counts continuing to move in the right direction. I want him around and enjoying life for as long as he can!