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22 March 2019 - 10:11 am
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Hey all,

It’s been a little while and up until today, everything has been going great! Ciara’s last chemo is scheduled for this upcoming Tuesday, but we’ve hit a snag.

Ciara woke us up around 12:30 last night whining to go out and kept squatting along the way. She settled down once we got back inside but this morning at 6:45, she was crying. I ran downstairs to take her out and suspected a UTI. 

We took her in, they took a culture and prescribed some antibiotics. They gave her a shot of antibiotics to hold her over until she gets her first pill with dinner tonight. 

After we got back was the first time I noticed the blood in her urine. I know it’s a symptom of the UTI, but it’s really freaking me out! Every time she squats, there’s blood. And maybe it looks worse than it is, but I feel so awful that she’s in pain. As far as I can remember, we’ve never had to treat her for a UTI, and of course the timing stinks because the last treatment is due Tuesday. I’m hoping the antibiotics kick in quickly and she will be on her way to relief by tomorrow. I just want her to sleep and go out every 2 hours or so. 

Does anyone have similar experiences? Is the blood something that looks more scary than it is?

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Sara

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22 March 2019 - 10:41 am
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Jey Sara!  Aorry fot rhe little “bump” in the road, but sounds like you have a good handle on it.

My Hapoy Hannah has had UTI (of some form or another) and blood in the urine was definitely part of the infection!  If I 3ecall, the antibiotics  cleared it up (as far as eliminating  noticeable  symptons) within a matter of several days.  Also, if I recall. It seems that with one episode,  I had to switch from over to Baytril, as the other  antibiotic  wasn’t  effective.

Sooo, you should see some decrease in symptons starting jn another few days.

Now, that said, I would DEFINITELY  go over this with the Onco and make sure nothing is  chemo related, or that the treatment needs to be delayed, or reduced, etc. Of course, her blood work has to be good anyway.   How many has she already had?

Keep us updated and give her a big smooch for us!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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22 March 2019 - 10:53 am
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Thanks Sally! Yes, they told us that depending on what the culture results are, we could have to switch antibiotics.

I called the onco and they said that as long as her symptoms seem better, they’ll do the chemo. But they also said it wouldn’t do any harm to postpone a week. We’ll probably end up doing that to give her time to heal up. The vet tech also said some dogs are on antibiotics during chemo and it won’t hurt her.

She’s already had 4 treatments with no issues at all. Number 5 is the last, so we’re also eager to get her to the finish line.

For now, I keep trying to get her to sleep and go pee every 2 hours. She’s drinking water, so hopefully that’ll help flush it all out.

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22 March 2019 - 11:25 am
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Oh I’m glad you called the onco, good move. Anytime blood is involved it’s a smart thing to do. And thanks for sharing Hanna’s experience Sally, since we (thankfully) haven’t had to deal with this.

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My cat Jery had blood in her urine, it turned out to be a bladder stone. It was shaped like a football, and was tearing the bladder lining. 

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jerry said
Oh I’m glad you called the onco, good move. Anytime blood is involved it’s a smart thing to do. And thanks for sharing Hanna’s experience Sally, since we (thankfully) haven’t had to deal with this.

You’re almost done with chemo Ciara! Get well soon so you can graduate!

  

Yeah we couldn’t get into our vet today, so had to take her to urgent care (my wallet is crying). But I felt it was urgent as she never cries or whines and this scared me. 

She seems a little out of it, and I’m itching to give her dinner so we can get these pills going, but she’s sleeping now and so I hope that means she’s relaxed a little bit.

Will come back with updates!

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22 March 2019 - 1:57 pm
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My Pug girls had a UTI or two during their lives and there was always a bit of blood in the urine.  That is actually how I found out once, saw a little pinkish pee.

Just a word of caution on the antibiotics- they can cause tummy upset.  I’ve always been pretty lucky with them but it can happen so if Ciara seems a bit nauseated that might be why.  Maybe also a reason to push the chemo out a week.  I do understand wanting to get that behind you though- hopefully the antibiotics kick in quickly and she is ready to roll!

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

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22 March 2019 - 2:08 pm
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Thanks Karen – we also received some anti nausea meds so she’ll get that too. Not taking any chances lol!

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