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Really good question. This is a really tricky case. Do you know the specific reason that she was euthanised? Based on the signalment and your findings, I think that immune mediated thrombocytopenia would be the most likely diagnosis. In this initial 24 hours of presentation and diagnosis, you could argue that if there is a very significant deterioration then there would be little that you could do to stop this. I do not think starting steroids earlier in this particular case would have changed the outcome.
However, based on what you describe, you would not have be wrong to start steroids.
That sounds like I am sitting on the fence bit!