I took Blue to work again today. He got his IV taken out of leg because he doesn't need any more fluids. He's eating a mix of his dry and special canned. He had a couple of shots and now on some pills to keep stimulating his appetite and his eye is doing better!
A BIG THANK YOU to all those who had him in your thoughts and prayers! We really appreciated it!
The vet said that it wasn't necessarily Pancreatitis. She said that it presented with signs of Pancreatitis and the blood test showed Pancreatitus and the treatment for Pancreatitis seems to have worked.
She said if it hadn't worked, the next step would have been abdominal xrays.
I didn't really ask what they would have been looking for and possibly suspect.
I don't know what she was trying to say, or not to say.
Maybe I'm reading too much into it.
I do tend to worry about anything and everything!
I figure it best not to even think about it anymore...
One thing that I learned that I guess I never realized, and I am NOT complaining here but just stating a fact.
It never occurred to me that it's more expensive to treat a huge dog.
What I mean by this is that an injection is priced by the amount.
So one of my tiny dogs who might weigh five pounds would only need a very small amount drawn up but a HUGE dog weighing 140 pounds multiplies that amount by quite a bit.
The syringes were very large and he had ....seven? I think.
Like I said, I am NOT complaining, it's just something I never really thought about before and good to remember.
I'm fortunate because I work there and I get some discount and I'm able to charge it.
But when I look down into my future, some day when I'm retired, this is something to keep in mind.
And... the other thing is, when Ruby was very ill, I was able to wrap her in a towel and literally run with her to the car. Now that this is over, I have to admit that it was scary having Blue take the steps so slow and also this morning when we got out of my vehicle, the parking lot still had thick ice and although I tried to ease him out, he stumbled, slid and fell. I blocked his fall and he fell mostly on my legs and I almost went down too. I was able to pull him and get him up and luckily he was fine.
So, just something to keep in mind now that I'm not as young or as strong as I used to be....
I know that I was stressing over Twinkle a little bit ago here when she had that little seizure and the fact that she's 9.
and yet, I refused to think about Blue being 9 too and that age is different according to size.
OK, enough of this talk!
I know Blue just had an illness and he's on the road to recovery and he will be with me for several more years.
It just rattled me to my core.
But I think I handled it pretty well. I only tried 4 or 5 times yesterday while they did stuff to him.
Thanks again for all the healing thoughts and prayers that you all sent out to him!