Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Strange Day.


Danny Sillada.


Strange day today, we are both very spaced out because of lack of sleep last night, poor Spike had a terrible night last night.

By the look of his urine this morning, which is very cloudy with a tiny bit of blood in it, he has a bladder infection.

As I get them so often we are very alert for the signs of one happening, poor little Spike for getting one so very quickly.

But no wonder he could not settle last night, it was like he was in great discomfort, shame as
he was doing so well.

The anti inflammatory drugs and the painkillers were working so well that he was standing and walking yesterday.

But this infection has knocked him right back down today, and no wonder they do the same for me too.

Organised immediate antibiotics from our own vet, Richie just gone to get them now so hopefully the effect is immediate and Spike will get some relief tonight.

Friday Richie has to take him for an MRI and next week he will have his operation, so two next week mine on Monday, Spike next week Friday.

Richie will have two post operations to look after, hopefully both will be helpful for Spike and I, hope it will restore Spike and take away my catheter worries.       


Have Myelin? said...

Oh goodness, Herrad. I agree, a strange day. I hope Spike feels better quickly with the antibotics. Our pets are special!

JC said...

Thinking of you ...

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Anonymous said...

what a lovely and loving person you are to worry about and take excellent care or darling spike-- while you grapple with your own health issues.
bless you for this.

Karen said...

You and Spike are in my thoughts. In two weeks time you will both be feeling better!

Amrita said...

So sorry to read this.

Our pet 's pain and discomfort is too much to bear because they are unable to express themselves.

Get Well Soon Spile.

Sending you good wishes for your operation Herrad. Take care

Anne said...

Hi Herrad:

I can identify with you on so many levels about dog issues. Our MiniPin (Miniature Doberman) is now 12 years old and has been plagued with medical problems since the day we bought him. But thru it all, he has been a trooper.

However, when I came home from a 4 day vacation last Thursday, I noticed something "off" about him.

By the next day, it was confirmed....he is now blind. He is walking into everything, peeing everywhere because he can't find his "paper" area and I noticed he was thinner too....and learned it was because he had not been eating the whole time I was gone, only drinking water.

I am sick about this as he is my Baby. Today we are going to the vet and I am prayerful that he has SOMETHING to offer us in remedy, but not too hopeful.

My hubby wants to euthanize him, and I can't bring myself to do that...yet.

I am in tears as I write this.

Baby has been such a part of our lives for all these years...the only pet the family has ever had and that has been in our home since we had children 29 years ago.

I do not want any more animals - I just can't take the heartbreak. Everyone says to get another dog before this one dies, but I just can't go thru it all again...I do not get around as well as I used to and I am the one who took care of Baby all these years.

Kids say they will take care of a pet when you get one, hubby says he will, and I was the only one. Baby was the pet they cuddled with, slept with, but when it came to actual care (feed, housebreaking, vet care, grooming, etc.), it was all me.

So we are going to the vet today at 1:30PM EST and we will learn his fate.

Since you talk about your dogs in your blog so much, I feel like I know them and I am sure you can identify with me in my dilemma/decision.


Webster said...

Oh, poor Spike, not knowing what is wrong! Glad to have a local vet to get the proper antibiotics for him quickly. I hope that today goes much easier.

I also hope Richie likes to be kept busy! lol

FrankandMary said...

Strange day indeed, but never ever a boring day for you, Richie, & Spike. ~Mary

Herrad said...

Hi Sherry,
It was a strange day, luckily Spike has responded well to the antibiotics.
Agree our animals are special.

Hi JC,
Thanks for your thoughts much appreciated.

Hi Murphy Brown,
Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment, good to meet you.

Hi Anonymous,
Thanks for your kind words, but I think that taking on an animal means agreeing to look after them, and we take this seriously.

Hi Karen,
Thanks for thinking of Spike and me.
Hope you are right and in two weeks time things will be better.

Hi Amrita,
Thanks for your kind thoughts and good wishes appreciate them very much.

Hi Anne,
I very much identify with you and your dilemma about your darling dog.
What a worry and heartbreak for you hope your vet could offer you a remedy for your beloved dog.
Glad you felt you could discuss this with me hope you are doing ok today.
Please let me know what happened at the vets.
Thinking of you lots.

Hi Webster,
I was very glad we could get antibiotics sorted out so quickly and easily.
Yesterday the vet phoned to tell us he had checked out the urine sample and it was just a bladder infection which was good to know.

Hi Mary,
No never a boring day for us, hope that they will be less hospital and animal clinic visits soon.

Thanks to all nine of you lovely friends for visiting and leaving comments, which were good to see.
Really appreciate them.