Poor Puppy Sinus infection
Our poor little Maggie had a horrid weekend. Some diarrhoea on Thursday morning, which settled down by that evening. But it came back on Friday afternoon after Doggy Day Care, and I was up all night with her comforting, and frankly cleaning up pools of horrid foul smelling 'stuff'. Noticed on Friday night that her nose was running and she was 'snorting/sneezing'. Vets first thing on Saturday morning who prescribed anti biotics, and wasn't too worried about the nasal discharge.
Diarrhoea settled down by Saturday afternoon and has gone, thankfully....but on Sunday morning came back from a pilates class to see poor Maggie's nasal discharge had increased dramatically and had blood in it, and she was very lethargic. Back to the vets where she got a steroid and anti inflammatory shot. She slept all of Sunday until about 6pm when it was like someone had replaced her batteries and off she went, active, demanding, and having fun.
Back in to the vets this morning at 07.00 where she was sedated, anaesthetic given and they flushed her sinuses, x-rayed to check if there was a foreign object up there and took swabs. Swabs have gone to the lab, so we're waiting for those results. No foreign object, so it seems it's an infection of some sort, possibly picked up in Doggy Day Care, and poor little sausage has a very inflamed throat from the post nasal drip.
We've been feeling so sorry for her....poor baby is leaving snot traces everywhere, not allowed to go to daycare, no puppy school tomorrow and not even allowed to go for a walk for at least another 24 hrs.
But we're hopeful that the lab results will show that she's on the right medication, won't need any additional, and get an answer as to what bug, if any she has had. Amazing difference in how she is between feeling ok, and feeling ill.....we were missing the madness of the running around and the getting into everything.
In other news, now 15 weeks old, fully house trained, (when not having diarrhoea!), asks to go out to our back garden for toilet, and had been doing really well with training, but I think we're going to leave her alone on that front for a while until she is fully recovered. She can have food again in the next couple of hours, so we'll see how she goes.....