Day 183 / Chainsaw Update
First, Annie and I would sincerely like to thank everyone for the incredible comments and support over these last few days. This blog really does have the best fans! Thank you so much for caring, and offering your kind words.
Chainsaw is doing better. He’s not out of the woods yet, but we are hopeful. He went in for surgery Friday morning after being sick for an entire week. The first visit to the vet last Monday yielded no results. But the trip to a different vet had him feeling an object in his abdomen, as well as possibly seeing something on the x-rays. So they opened him up. There was a peach pit lodged in his intestines. We have no idea where he got it – probably while we were on a walk. But it’s quite a blockage. It’s why he had not eaten for an entire week, and was constantly throwing up 5+ times a day. Not to mention the pain he was in. We felt so awful it took so long for the reason to be found.
He did so well Friday night and Saturday morning, they let us bring him home Saturday afternoon. He’s keeping his food down, and is almost back to his normal perky personality. He’s still having some after effects from the anesthesia though. It’s bad for dogs sometimes because it can shut down their organs. He’s been pretty incontinent since we brought him home – mostly because he can’t help it. Also, because he was on a crapload of fluids. He’s 10 years old, so this is a major concern for us – if his kidney’s are shutting down. He’s been better today (Sunday), only a few accidents in the evening. So, the next few days will be very important for him. He definitely is 100 time more comfortable, and resting finally after a week of being exhausted from being sick. He is not out of the woods yet, so please continue to keep him in your thoughts.
Don’t forget to hug your pets, love your pets, and spoil your pets. Because the only difference between your pet and your child, is the amount of hair it has – and subsequently leaves on the couch.
and the chair.
and the rug.
and the bed.
But where would we be without the affection and the joyous personalities of the little ones that greet us at the door excitedly every day? And who want nothing more than just lay next to you with their head on your knee.