Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Just One of Those Things

Once again, something unexpected has come up which takes me from the blog.  My husband and I have been struggling with the "illness" of one of our dogs.  I put "illness" in quotations because she hasn't been acting sick at all, but since April she's lost close to 20 pounds and one day last week we discovered that she has a large growth on / near / around her liver.

Struggling comes in the form of multiple visits to the vet last week (including a second opinion) to ultimately lead us to Pittsburgh today.  We had a scheduled appointment today, but didn't do much other than talk to one of the surgeons there. We were to have an ultrasound done, but the doctors who do those were gone for the day so we had no choice but to leave her there over night and make the trip back home without her.

Luckily this hasn't been long and drawn-out; however, its about all we can handle for right now and we won't be able to breathe until we hear from the doctor tomorrow after the ultrasound and, ultimately, after the probable surgery.  We've been hoping for the best, but expecting the worst although the surgeon we spoke to today has been the most optimistic out of everyone and until we get the call and make the trip to pick her up, we'll be missing and sad for our little Sabrina (along with her sister and brother - Sadie and Benji)!!

So now you guys know why I haven't been posting much last and this week.  I apologize, but sometimes things take precedence and this is one of those times ... I will be back up to speed hopefully sooner rather than later!!

11 comments:

Jane said...

Awww poor doggy : (

So sorry to hear, hope she feels better soon!!

Flora said...

Sending good energy and positive thoughts to your family.

Stephanie said...

THANKS for the well wishes @Jane and @Flora!!! SO NICE of you!!! : )

Trish said...

Awww poor thing : (
They're just like kids.
Hope she feels better!!

Cookiesworld said...

My heart goes out to you and all of your family, canine and human. I'll say a little prayer that all goes well for you.

gilld22 said...

aww, I hope your doggy will be ok. Hope she feels better ASAP.

You just take as long as you need.

Take it easy. Thinking of you and John. xx

Joyce said...

Hope everything goes okay----We have a Husky with some health issues and I don't know what I would do if anything happened to him. He is our "little boy" (even though he is a 92 pound snow-dog).We will keep your pup in our prayers.

lizagirl84 said...

aww stephanie i have been there with three previous dogs and really hurts you i understand. family comes first and dogs are family whatever anyone says. hope she feels better soon. she's a beautiful dog. best wishes

PK_37 said...

I'm sorry for your dog.
I hope she gets better soon.

Take as long as you need off.

Val said...

I hate to hear that about your dog, but I hope she gets better soon...you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Zigh said...

All the best... here's to a quick and full recovery =)