back into the ER.

Yup, you read that right. We had to rush Hilo back to the ER. 😦

Yesterday, Hilo was incredibly lethargic. All he wanted to do was sleep all day. It might have been from all the pills he had to take, but we knew something was not right.

We called the vet to see what we should do. She suggested to call back if his condition worsened throughout the day.

It started to worsen after the clinic was closed.

Every time we took him out to “potty”, he would have major diarrhea. ((Sorry for the nastiness.)) Every Momma knows that this can cause dehydration, and that was my main concern because he was already dehydrated.

Once at the ER, they poked and probed Hilo… AGAIN. Blood tests, again. Painkiller shot. Fluids injected into his body. The list continues. He was brave, though.

The sad face from Hilo is a rare sight.

Gloria spending time with Hilo while we wait.

They tell us he has a fever. Sigh. They suspect that internally, he’s still trying to fight off the Lepto vaccine that was given to him.

After waiting and waiting, his blood results came back, and his WBC are much higher than they were yesterday. Phew!

Because he’s been traumatized with the transferring from clinic to hospital so many times this weekend, the vet said it would probably be best for him to rest at home rather than stay the night.

Once again, we’ve got our fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.

Thanks so much for the concerns and well wishes. We will keep you posted.

(and Gloria, Maui, and Hilo).



Filed under dog, family, miniature schnauzer, personal

32 responses to “back into the ER.

  1. Hi! Thanks to came to my blog. I am soo happy with this, because I love your’s scraps!
    Your dog it’s soo beautiful, I love schnauzer! I saw that this dog is the most intelligent dog!
    her hope you found the vaccine and he recovers soon!
    I have a york shire and I know how these small creatures become part of our lives and their suffering is ours too!
    You two can be happy soon!

  2. Keesha

    I’ll pray for your poor lil pooch… I’ve had my Shih Tzu Jack for 12 years and I consider him my oldest child. Try to stay positive and give him a kiss for me.

  3. Sarah, I hope Hilo gets all better!! That face does look incredibly sad

  4. Hope he gets better soon!

  5. Heather

    Thanks for keeping us posted. Definitely praying he gets better soon!

  6. Get well soon Hilo! I hope he has a speedy recovery.

  7. jacque

    You all are still in thoughts!!! We care for you both and we are so sorry you are having to experience this!!!! {{{{{hugs}}}}}

  8. Feel better, Hilo! And a big hug for you, Sarah!!

  9. He will be ok… all that love must be working to fight the Lepto or anything that comes your way.

  10. Keeping you in my thoughts….hugs!

  11. Sending more ((HUGS)) and happy thoughts:)

  12. I know what your going through must be terrible… we’ve made a few emergency vet calls in the past ourselves… one of our cats got ran over by a car and the vet told us that he wanted to put him down… we asked for other options, he told us he could try surgery but that it would be very expensive and he wasn’t very optimistic, well needless to say, we had him do the surgery… it was really hard at first but our little guy made a full recovery. I know it’s heartbreaking to watch your fur babies in pain but you’re an amazing mama and he’s really lucky to have you taking such good care of him. You all are in my thoughts… take care… give him lots of hugs and kisses.

  13. Scrapbooking valleydweller

    I’m so sorry your sweet little dog is sick. I will pray that he feels better soon. I know how much we love our two dogs and one kitty. It would break by heart if one of them was sick. It makes it hard because they can’t tell us what is wrong and they depend on us to help them get better. We just rescued a hurt bird last week and took it to an animal rehabilitation center. They help injured wild animals recover. I worried so much for that little bird and we had just found it. I know how much more I’d worry if one of my beloved pets was sick.

  14. Poor Hillo!! I hope he feels better soon.
    xxx, isolde

  15. Poor baby! I hope he feels better soon. Keeping Hilo in my prayers. Sending doggy hugs to Hilo!

  16. Chris A

    so hope Hilo is feeling better today – it’s so sad and frustrating when our little furbabies get sick or injured – my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours


  18. rebecca keppel

    Poor little guy–they really put him through the wringer. He’s so lucky to have such good and attentive owners.

  19. wendy

    Get well soon, Hilo!

    Hope you guys are okay and not too exhausted from all these events…


  20. Jing-Jing

    Oh no, ER again 😦 😦 😦 Seriously, I hope your little pup feels better soon!!! sending you good doggie vibes!!!

  21. Oh sweetie…my heart is breaking for you and Hilo!!!! So much for you both to have to go through!!!! I am soooo sad…sending you both prayers and HUGS!!!!! Those pics broke my heart!!! 😦

  22. I am so sorry to hear your furbaby Hilo is not feeling well and has been in and out of ER. That’s is awful! Poor Hilo!You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope Hilo feels better soon!

  23. Julie Tucker-Wolek

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh poor hilo….and poor sarah and gloria…..big hugs to all of U!!! love u all! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  24. Oh Sarah, I am sending you great big hugs! My heart is breaking for you at this time and I can’t believe all this is happening due to lack of responsibility at the vets. I will continue to pray for Hilo to have a full and speedy recovery. He is such a sweet puppy….and our fur babies, are just that…our babies. I am so sorry that you have had to go through all this heartache and pain with him.

  25. My heart and prayers go out to you!! I’m sorry you and Hiro have to go through this. I’m hoping for a speedy recovery.

  26. Nancy

    Poor baby. Still praying for y’all.

  27. Pam Crusberg

    Sounds like Hilo’s on the road to recovery, thank goodness. Still sending some puppy prayers your way. Pam

  28. Oh, you three must be so exhausted, it’s amazing what we go through for our children, it’s good to hear that his blood tests came back better, thank you for keeping us all update, I can’t speak for everyone but I know that I feel like I know you guys, even my hubby and daughter have asked how Hilo is doing. Thinking about you and praying for a quick recovery.

  29. Poor Hilo – I will say a little prayer that he improves greatly.
    That picture makes me want to cry. 😦
    Sending some schnauzer smooches to you all.

  30. How traumatic for everyone. I hope he’s doing better. That sad pup face pulls on your heartstrings.

  31. Moskey Mo!

    Oh Hilo! feel better soon sweetie pie!

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