Dog has been at vets since Sat morning, currently Tues. Took her in because she was lethargic and weak, she was alone in the house Fri night for about 7 hours, so was thinking she got into something. She had a fever of 104.5, vet originally thought she had infection in her uterus (not spayed, never pregnant, last heat about 2 months ago,xray uterus looked slightly enlarged), and planned to do emergency hysterectomy. Bloodwork came back with almost no white blood cells, opposite of expected. Vet decided to go with antibiotics and fluids and see how she responded, beleived viral infection. Sun night no change, fever had gone down once then back up, wbc still very low blood sugar also now low. Vet did exploratory surgery late Sun night thinking she had some type of abdominal infection. No issues found. Now tues, shes still weak and has slept mostly since the surgery. Shes on iv with sugar, 4 kinds of antibiotics and vet is stumped.
I've asked several times if its cancer, due to wbc count, vet doesn't think so.
Sorry for the late reply and the suffering your dog is going through. It sounds like your vet is stumped for a good reason, this is very unusual. I would have done every one of the steps your vet did and at this point I would have a pathologist assess the white blood cell numbers and look at the cells under a microscope to determine if they are "toxic" or if there are issues with the bone marrow producing them improperly. Cancer is unfortunately a rule out and a bone marrow biopsy may be next.
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