R.E.A.C.H. of Asheville Reviews (1)
I brought my dog in late at night on 6-21-11 with severe respiratory distress, sudden onset that day. I had found her with labored breathing and unresponsive, cyanotic. She was acutely ill. She had no vomiting or diarrhea.
She was put on O2 and the vet came to tell me that she had a bloody stool and he thought she must have cancer and the best thing to do was euthanasia her because he didn't think he could save her. I thought she was 14 years old but she was 11.
She was fine at noon that day. I was wondering why she did not get a chest and abd x-ray to rule out a foreign body, internal bleeding (her abdomen was soft), collapsed lung, fluid in abdomen, or air/blood in diaphragm? Can a doctor diagnose cancer by respiratory distress?? Can internal bleeding be diagnosed without a CBC?
When I got her home to prepare her for cremation she had a pale stool which had no visible blood in it at all. Where did all the blood go the doctor had seen??
I was so in shock to have her so sick and I have always trusted my own veterinarian, I said OK for euthanasia, but I am wondering now why tests weren't suggested to be done on her? I had given her a bone the day before and that might have contributed to her distress, but an x-ray should have been ordered to see what was going on internally before suggesting euthanasia. My pet's veterinarian would have done this..
On 6/27/11, the customer notified the Revdex.com that the complaint is resolved.