Difficult sitting here knowing that right now Richie is in the Veterinary clinic with Spike, the appointment is at 10.15,I t is now 10.24.
So hope that the clinic has a way of treating him, so afraid they will not be able to treat him, would be great if they could as Spike is having such a hard time.
Not nice when your legs do not work anymore, he has got dramatically worse since Wednesday.
Wednesday was a top day Spike hobbled around at great speed playing with his toys, loved dinner and enjoyed himself tremendously in the park, Richie told me when they came back.
Since yesterday Spike has got worse can hardly stand up, because of that could not use the dog toilet, which is not a good sign.
The sun is starting to shine which is lovely, need something today when I am sitting here and wondering what is happening right now in Utrecht.
The sun did not last long, but was very pretty while it lasted, now it looks like heaps of rain, with the odd flash of sun.
Hope it does not happen until later after Richie and Spike are back from Utrecht, have to try and relax, not think of what is happening with Spike.
A friend Anne is here to visit and distract me from what is happening with Spike and Richie; it was nice to see her.
She brought me a tasty bread roll filled with spicy, fluffy salt fish from Surima, a Suriname sandwich shop; it had exactly the right amount of hot pepper sauce on it, yummy,
At 11.30 Anne had to leave, Cecile got here just before she left, and then Cecile visited with me until Richie arrived home at 15.15.
He had good news, Spike can be helped, seems he has a hernia which must have caused him a lot of pain and stopped his back legs functioning, it also stopped him peeing.
As soon as the doctor inserted the catheter a lot of urine was extracted which according to Richie gave Spike huge relief.
He has a catheter for now, which has to be drained several times a day, and painkiller and anti inflammatory tablets.
The doctor will evaluate the existing MRI and may need another one done next Friday, we will hear on Monday whether it is necessary or not.
Seems likely that Spike will need an operation to sort him out, once the recovery period is over he should be able to run and play again like he enjoys so much.
What great news especially as I was not expected it, it has been a dtressful day waiting to hear.
Now we are both happy, our Spike can be helped, he looks and sounds like Spike once again, these are really happy days