Prayers for my pooch

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Prayers for my pooch
Sat, 10-23-2010 - 6:14am

We took Ruby to the vet this week because she was showing signs of a UTI. I went to pick her up on Friday (DH had to drop her off for a few hours because she wasn't initially giving up a urine sample), expecting a quick stop in to get antibiotics and we'd be on our way home.

Instead it turns out she has bladder stones and the primary course of treatment is surgery. Fortunately, the surgery can wait until Monday so at least we aren't incurring emergency fees but it's still expensive and I just worry about my furbaby.

After surgery, she'll have to stay several nights at the vet and then be on prescription food for the rest of her life, in hopes that the stones don't recur.

I'd appreciate if you'd keep her in your thoughts.


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Sat, 10-23-2010 - 1:43pm

Mroseie...I could not reply on Time Out but here is fine. hmmmmm.

Keeping good thoughts for your furry pal. I know what it is like to have a sick pooch.

We had 5 and they all had gotten ill.

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Sat, 10-23-2010 - 1:46pm

Keeping Ruby in my thoughts. I hope everything turns out for the best. It's so hard when a furbaby is sick. I have a cat who is 14 yrs old, been on medication for the past few years due to hypothyrodism. Along with 14 year old Lab that has sever athritis. Both have good days and bad. Seems more bad days then good lately. I've had both since they were babies, dreading the day I lose one or both of them.

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Mon, 10-25-2010 - 9:50am

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Mon, 10-25-2010 - 11:12am

Sorry to hear about your pet.

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Mon, 10-25-2010 - 6:20pm

Just a quick update: Ruby had her surgery this morning and made it through with flying colors!

The morning got off to a rough start. I had to drop Ruby at the vet at 8 (I'm usually at work by 7:30) and the vet is the wrong direction from work. I got on the freeway to get to work faster, I hoped and hit a major rainstorm so it took me 45 minutes, instead of the 20 I was hoping. I thought I was okay because my boss doesn't usually get in until 9 but he was already there. Arrggh! (He's super understanding so it wasn't a big deal; I just hate to drag in late without calling).

Then we had a fire drill and I was telling my department about Ruby and one of my coworkers reminded me that when he took his dog in to have stones removed, it turned out to be much more serious. Why would you share that with someone who's already worried?!

Anyway, the vet called with an update this afternoon and encouraged me to call as often as necessary for me to feel comfortable. She even said I could come visit but didn't recommend it because the dog gets excited, thinking they're going home and then is extra sad when you leave again. What I'd really like to do is spy on her so she wouldn't see me. LOL

We should be able to bring her home Wednesday. And she won't even have to go back to have stitches removed because they used skin glue on the outside, which is also supposed to

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Mon, 10-25-2010 - 7:01pm

HI RoseAnn,
How typical though on traffic on a day that was crazy huh ..
Glad your boss is so understanding.

Happy to hear all is well with your furkid & her surgery,
Oh & yes why would someone tell you *bad* stuff ::shaking head::
Great you'll be able to bring her home Wednesday.
Hopefully she will take it easy a bit too
Nice on not having to go back too, whew!

Now that that's over .. here's to a speedy recovery for Ruby :)

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Mon, 10-25-2010 - 7:46pm
Mrosie...Glad your pooch will be fine. Interesting on the skin glue. Handy stuff.
I remember those cones. My dogs used to use them and we had black and blues from them.