posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 05:05 PM
I read in your OP where you said going to a vet wasn't an option, but I was hoping that since you found someone who could take you to a
pharmacy...that just maybe they might be able to help you get in to see a vet. It sounds like you live in a rural area and rural vets are some of the
best people I have ever known. Most of them will not even think twice about making a house call. In fact, where I am from, the vets are usually
never in the office because they're out in the surrounding areas making house calls.
Most rat poison contains a substance called warfarin, which is a drug that stops the blood's ability to clot, and that's why an animal who eats it
will start bleeding internally, because the blood is losing/has lost it's ability to clot. Eventually what it does is cause the animal to bleed out
At this point, over 24 hours after the poisoning, there is really no need to induce vomiting. Whatever was in Lucy's stomach has already been
digested into her system, so there will be nothing really to vomit up. If you have access to vitamin K (intravenous is best, but oral is an option if
intravenous is not available) this is your best bet. Vitamin K helps to reverse the effects of warfarin and helps to restore the clotting ability of
the blood, thus helping to stop the internal hemorrhaging.
Otherwise, it's probably just a wait-and-see situation. The 2nd and 3rd days will be the most critical and by then you should be able to pretty much
tell if Lucy is going to be able to survive this. The major deciding factor is going to be exactly how much of the poison that she ate. If it
wasn't too much, her body may be able to withstand it and begin repairing itself.
All of my best to you and Lucy.