I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. From east to west, coast to coast, and shore to shore, I always find a treasure to keep, and adore.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bree Update

Thank you all so much for your outpouring of concern and well wishes for my girl!!!

She looks so much better! We even got a few smiles out of her :D It was wonderful to see the sparkle back in her eyes!!!

They let us take her outside a couple of times, too!
She was so happy to see us! They even let us get in the cage with her! It was big enough for Bree, hubby, Shae, and me to hang out in!!!

Her blood work results will be in tonight (Saturday) and the urine culture is still 2-3 days out. She was having an ultrasound sometime after we left. They plan to move her from ICU to Internal Medicine on Monday.

She does have kidney disease, and they are calling it acute for now, but it may be chronic. If it is chronic, or ever turns into chronic kidney disease, we can manage it with diet and medication. She was really anxious hearing the other dogs in there crying and whimpering in pain :(

I can't wait to bring her home! Zachy needs his momma dog! In the event that Bree needs a kidney transplant, they said he (Zach) would be a great candidate for a donor, since he is her son. That would be the best possible match. They really are searching all avenues, just in case.

She isn't eating well, but they have her on a low protein food, and it smells just awful. We tried to get her to eat, and she ate a very small amount. I think she will eat it when she gets hungry enough, she is a very spoiled girl and used to eating good food.

She has some arthritis along her spine, in her shoulders, and really bad hip displasia, especially in her left hip :( My lil' girl is turning into an ole' lady) If we thought we spoiled her before, just imagine how spoiled rotten she is going to be now!

My plans for Sunday are....make Creme Brulee for Shae's birthday, go visit Bree, and then have Shae's birthday dinner.

Happy Birthday Shae!

Gaaahhhh....what a weekend.

When I know anything else, I'll let you know.

Love,
Del

5 comments:

Rachel W K said...

thank you for updating us! I'm so glad you got to visit her and see her doing better. I hope all the tests come back with good news. It'll be lovely to have her home again! Happy birthday to your fam!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Sher said...

I just saw your post on Bree. OMG! I know exactly how you must be feeling. When our furbabies have serious illnesses it affects us in a very bad way.

That is the hardest part about my job. I can't stand to see animals suffer and I can't tell you how many times I cry with my clients.

Keep positive thoughts because I have seen countless miracles with animals.

I'm so glad she's doing better and lets hope everything will be managable with diet. It's amazing what they can do for animals today!

Keep us posted. She's a beautiful dog!!!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Thanks for the update. Sending major hugs and prayers your way.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm glad she is doing better! What an ordeal! And Happy Birthday to your daughter! And enjoy your day, my friend! ♥

Blue Wave Glass said...

Hope Bree is improving day by day! Keep us posted...Such a sweetie pie!

-Jennifer

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