Thursday, July 14, 2005

Why I've Been Neglectful...

These past couple of days I've been helping a friend of mine with her 12-year-old Doberman. This is the sweetest girl in the world. But she has a tumor on her big heart. It did something so that liquid build up in a sac, but in taking it out, they ripped the sac a bit (a good thing!) so hopefully it won't be able to fill up again for a while. At the same time this was discovered, she got pneumonia and had trouble breathing. It was scary going, with her living at the vet for the past week (we spent 5 hours with her there yesterday). The pneumonia has finally cleared up (::knock on wood::) so she went home today, much to the happy glee of her dobey sister. Further treatment will be decided but for now, it's so great to see her in her own home again.

10 Comments:

At 6:09 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Dogs rock!! Glad to hear she's OK!

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Hang in there.

 
At 10:44 PM, Anonymous felis said...

12 years - a good age for a doberman.
My friend breeds them.
I think you've seen the photos.

 
At 11:12 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

12 years old isn't bad for most dogs. Dogs can bounce back from some pretty extreme things.

 
At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Jonathan said...

Nice of you to help your friend out like that.

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Well, for now, Mark. But thanks. And thanks Beak and Jonathan for your kind words.

Felis, yes...they are such beautiful dogs.

Gindy, I would like to hope that my friend gets some more time with her baby.

They had a very good night last night, back to old routines. I'm not sure which way my friend is going to go regarding chemo but I'm sure I'll be hearing soon. Thanks for the support you guys.

 
At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Rory said...

The good news is that dogs and cats do much better with chemotherapy than humans do. They suffer far fewer of those toxic side effects. Sometimes, we might be inclined to not want to put a pet through chemotherapy, especially when they're older, but they seem to do quite well with it. Hopefully, your friend's dog will, too, if that's the best option for her recovery.

 
At 1:34 AM, Blogger patrickafir said...

Shoot, I can relate. The last time I had an out-and-out uncontrollable cry was a couple of years ago when one of my dogs was hospitalized. It's very painful because one has to consider that the dog has no way of understanding what is happening.

 
At 5:31 AM, Blogger Sergeant America said...

Dogs are the best!

If only they could "talk..."

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger Batya said...

amazing

 

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