28 10 2020. Thank you to the boy’s.. Eduardo, Bruno and Jose of Eduardos pets for today. After talking with them this morning they asked for me to bring Esca in to the Clinic.. We were there 2 hours, she had an ultrasound xrays blood tests and we discussed the results.
Ultrasound confirmed the pups are active with a good strong heartbeat and looks like she has 5 pups one been quite big. Xrays also showed 4/5 pups but possibly 1 more hidden from view. The large pup they checked the size of the head to Escas pelvis and should be ok..
She has tested positive for Anaplasma we can’t start her on Doxycycline it can damage the development of the puppies bones so have to wait until they are weaned. She will probably pass it onto them via the placenta but it’s treatable once the pups are old enough.
Waiting for lab results for leishmania
She is anemic and has low platelets which affect the blood clotting.
Kidney & liver function good
Her leg. Looking at the X-ray she was caught in a wire trap and in her struggle to break free the wire has basically sawn through the bone. My vets explained she must have been in horrendous pain .. When they do surgeries to cut through the bone they use a much deeper kind of anesthesia because it’s so painful. The bone we can resolve what concerns them are the tendons and ligaments severed these we can’t repair. Would also explain why the leg is floppy .. So for now they have supported the leg with a brace in the hope it may heal straight.. She can’t have surgery until after the pups are born. We discussed options so we can save the leg it will mean specialist surgery and follow up physiotherapy..
The priority is to get her through the pregnancy and they estimate her at day 55 so for the moment not to do a c- section.
Esca was brilliant at our vets so relaxed and accepting of everyone .. I was worried about taking her there after all the upheaval of the last few days. She was like I’ve got this she is one special podenca