When I saw the vet he told me she was as close to dead as she could be without being dead. She had reached a critical stage of dehydration which caused hemorrhaging. They were dosing her with massive amounts of fluid.
Now for the interesting part. It's the food. The vet told me they are seeing increasing incidents of digestive system failure in dogs, almost epidemic. I protested, saying I buy expensive, natural dog food. That seems to be the problem. We looked up the brand I use. No fillers, no corn, all good right? 15 different types of protein. He said you try eating 15 different proteins in one day and see what happens. They eat it everyday. There should be no more than 3-4 different proteins in their food. So we are killing them with kindness. I spend $55 for 30 lbs of food, no products from China in it, and I'm making my dog sick. Many, many people are trying to do the right thing by their pets, so they go to a high-end food and you can basically be guaranteed it's going to be overloaded with proteins.
The good news is, if she survives the critical stage, she will be OK. Unless they find something else going on from the ultrasound. But, that withstanding, she will recover fine, but my dogs diet needs to change. He showed me online a brand he likes, it has 3 proteins. It's what she will be fed in the hospital and when she comes home.
The bad news is, this care is expensive, but she is a member of the family and I can do it, I just shouldn't.
I haven't had an update yet. She was in ultrasound when I called and the ICU tech was with her, so other than being told they gave her a bath and she was resting comfortably, I don't know anything else. We would miss Grace.