Monday, September 24, 2007

Dog Alive!

Our dog's diagnosis is hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, about which you can read in gory detail here. (Or not!)
Suffice it to say that perfectly usual and normal bacteria in a dog's intestine can suddenly grow out of control and attack their environment, with brutal results. Cause unknown and therefore not preventable, but unlikely to happen again.

She's been on IV fluids and antibiotics for 30 hours now. When I talk to the vets at Super Duper Vet Specialty Center, I feel like I'm talking to the Mayo Clinic.

As it turns out, it was a really, really good thing that she got sick on the week-end; without someone there keeping an eye on her all day, she would surely have died of dehydration and kidney failure.

It's also a really good thing that we have almost no carpeting in our house.

All good thoughts and hugs have been much appreciated.

13 comments:

RevDrKate said...

Good to hear of diagnosis and progress in mending for all (and no carpet to speak of).

Jan said...

Hope recovery continues. Glad you were there to take care of her.

Diane said...

oh, glad to hear that your dog is properly diagnosed and recovering!!! prayers to you...

Lisa :-] said...

The first thing I thought when I went to bloglines and saw you had updated was, "I wonder how the dog is." So thanks for the succinct title of the post. Put my mind at ease right away, and a little cheer escaped my lips.

Carpeting is overrated, anyhow...

Nina said...

Just catching up on your blog, and I'm so sorry to hear about your dog, but glad they were able to diagnose it. I hope she continues to recover.

Widening Circles said...

So glad this seems to be under control. What a tremendous relief this must be for you.

"PS" said...

Hope she continues to do well as well as her humans

mompriest said...

Oh yeah and hallelujah! I'm so glad to hear this....woohoo!

May your sweet dog continue to heal well and may all of you rest just a bit easier, now.

Continued prayers...

Carol said...

Glad to read of such a good diagnosis for your beloved dog. And God does work in mysterious ways. He wanted him to get the care he needed. Sending healing thoughts for a full recovery. ANd I agree, carpet is overrated!

Presbyterian Gal said...

I did not know about this till right now. OMG what an awful thing for you and your family to have to go through at any time!

I am so glad your dog will be all right. So glad.

Cynthia said...

So glad your dog is on the way to recovery.

Virginia said...

Sending healing thoughts . . .

Kathryn J said...

I'm glad to hear that the dog will mend. Poor thing - so scary for humans who understand the concepts of rehydration. I hope your next weekend is a vast improvement on this one.

I also noticed you have another reader with the same moniker so I'm changing mine.