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I have seen the pictures of your pups, there gorgeous!
Obviously, you've seen my girl that looks like a mongrel rather than a pedigree Irish setter (which she is :-) ) I was looking for some advice really, Summer is in the vets with some sort of blood disorder. She is basically killing herself as she isn't producing and red blood cells. Her blood count is down to 8, which is obviously dangerously low!!!
I was wondering if you have ever come across this type of thing, that may help save her or give any advice, because the vets have absolutely no idea what it is and were struggling to keep her stable! I can't loose this little girl because she is my life! Thanks Sarah-Jayne xxx

if anyone has any advice on above please contact me at setterred@live.co.uk


ian harvey

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Comment by danielle rowles on May 24, 2010 at 1:03pm
OMG Ian, I'm so sorry to hear this, wish there was something I could do to help, hopefully someone might have some idea's for you.
Comment by Alison Ashley-Turner on May 24, 2010 at 2:08pm
I have sent you an email with details of Sandy Waterton who is a mind of information with regards to bloods etc....I'll be thinking of you:-)
Comment by Lesley McRoberts on May 24, 2010 at 3:04pm
So sorry to read about Summer. My first setter suffered from haemangiosarcoma - the first signs with her were a dangerously low red blood cell count - much lower than Summer. I hope & pray that this isn't the case for you but might be worth mentioning to your vet. I will be thinking of you. Good luck.
Comment by lyn hathaway on May 24, 2010 at 3:55pm
ian im so sorry to hear of summers illness.might it be better if your vet referred you to haemotologist to try and get her sorted out. hope theres something that can be done thinking of you
Comment by Cheryl Gorey on May 24, 2010 at 4:17pm
I am so sorry to read of Summer's blood disorder. I don't have any advice on this, but I hope you are able to get some really good advice and help your vet work out a plan to improve her condition. All the best.
Comment by ian harvey on May 24, 2010 at 4:26pm
thanks all of you ill pass on all your comments to sarah_jayne
Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on May 24, 2010 at 5:59pm
Best Wishes, Ian, Everyone is willing a good outcome for Summer.
Comment by Jo Ottinger on May 24, 2010 at 11:28pm
Hi Jan it sounds like Summer may have an auto immune disorder. There is a wonderful support group that you might want to contact K9 Auto Immune Support. I have been a member for two years when Scout became ill with SLE. Their email is K9Auto-ImmuneSupport@yahoogroups.com or you can go to their website also. I hope your girl gets better soon.
Comment by colette tuite on May 25, 2010 at 6:27am
Jan, It could be autoimmune haemolytic anemia and with the blood level down as low as 8 i would think summer might need a blood transfusion. I know some irish setter have had this in the past , I hope it isn't.
Comment by mrs dee farndell on May 25, 2010 at 12:39pm
T his certainly sounds like I M H A to me having experienced this with one of my bitches a while ago your vet should have her on a drip with a concoction of drugs and if she makes it then on steroids for a very long time.
I do hope for you she pulls through its a long hard road to go down we had Paige on steroids for nearly a year and blood tests every 2 weeks once she came out of the hospital.My thoughts are with you and Summer.xxx


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