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wondering what cause of death was

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Posted by: bmcclint at Wed Aug 17 10:42:13 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by bmcclint ]  
   

We had two happy, healthy Miniture Schnauzer sister dogs. They were five in April. Ruby was normal Sunday morning and they developed a kind of moaning. She would only lay up-right on her haunches instead of her usual side position. We put her to bed that night hoping all would be well the next day. Monday morning she was making a nosie that made you know it was associated with breathing, but not terrible. An appt. with the vet was scheduled for three. By two she had QUICKLY gone down-hill and the vets coundn't get a tube down her throat and had to do a trach. She had a hard time with it, but hoped it would work. We brought her home for about four hours, but returned her to the vet because of concerns of continued bleeding from the trach tube, nose, and increased difficulty in breathing. We thought we had lost her on the table, but the vet did another emergency trach and put her on O2. She got somewhat better, but I was still concerned with the non-clotting issues. Finally, it was determined that she had very few platelets and they were given followed by Vit. K injections. The bleeding stopped for awhile and the vet wondered about Decon exposure of which we cannot see how that was possible. I should add the difficulty in her breathing came from excessive swelling in her neck. Even under her tongue was swollen. Multiple does of steroids, anti-histimes and antibiotics did nothing to help the whole day and she just got worse and worse. Her breathing the second time at the vet was fast, shallow and labored. I would hate to think that someone would poison a pet, so my question is....I know decon etc. takes days to work for anticoagulation part, so what caused the excessive neck swelling leading to respiratory distress? I can't see how they tie together. We are so heart-broken and just was an answer. Obviously Ruby passed away, but her sister is fine. Thank you for any help.


   

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