Tuesday, January 29, 2008
*UPDATE* The dog in this photo is alive and mostly well being diagnosed with a case of Bloody Innards Majora(layman terms used)
I knew I was wanting to introduce you to the various creatures great and small that run about the house. What I didn't realize was that it would begin on a bit of a worried note. This is little Tiki pup our first family pet. She is a sweetie-poopie pom that we got about 7 years ago as a tiny fluff ball. Now she is more of a fluff square,unfortunately, as her girth has sort of made her resemble a fringed table from a standing view. She has always been a very obedient pooch and can actually do several tricks as long as treats are readily available.
Yesterday, however, when I opened the laundry room where my two dogs sleep, I found The Ticks covered in her own fowl and nasties so I kept her in there until I could get all my haz-mat gear prepped for the cleanup(small gag reflex). I was babysitting the little gipper that I keep three days a week and I just couldn't imagine where I could contain him happily while I cleaned up Tiki and myself. So there she stayed. Finally that evening My Saintly husband gave her a bath while I washed everything else in the room and raced off to bible study.
Assuming a clean dog was a well dog, I checked in with her this morning and she was neither clean nor well! I had to take her in right away for some bloodwork and other samplings. The Dr. said she had a super high red blood cell count and he wanted to keep her for fluids and meds. YIKES!
So now we sit waiting and worrying about our dear pooch. I'm trying not to think the worst will happen but I get misty knowing she's scared and sickly laying in a cage with an IV in her wrist. The vet said she might just have a bowel infection or she could possibly have cancer. I'm not terribly brave about these things so I'm praying we'll have good news tomorrow.