Hi all! I just realized that it has been a week since I helped Twix put up a new post.
She walked right up to me and told me I was a slacker!
Can you believe that?
She has some nerve, huh?
Truth is, I have been slacking on blogging lately. Not just with our posts but also with commenting. I do have a good reason, I have been trying to research what is going on with my girl. Most of our followers know that Twix has had blood in her urine recently. Looking back, I think this has been going on for a couple of months now. Last time we posted about this (here), Twix told you she was taking a second round of antibiotics and we were waiting to see if that cleared it up. She also took a third round of antibiotics for an even longer time. The medication did not clear it up.
We have been making several trips to the vet lately....so much that I think Twix is starting to hope she doesn't hear the word "ride" ever again. The good news in all this is that she doesn't act like she is in pain or sick at all. And we know her fur is growing back so that is a positive as well. The last couple of times she was at the vet we did some xrays to see if we could see any bladder or kidney stones and we did not see any.
That sounds good, right?
And I should be happy, right?
It makes me worry that there is something more serious going on and that is what I have been researching which is probably not a good thing for me to be doing right now. As you can imagine, there are lots of things that can go wrong with a dog's kidneys, bladder, and everything in between. I know this could still turn out to be something small and easy to fix but everything inside me is yelling this is bad, very bad. What I read last night that has me the most scared is that if it is some sort of cancer it is usually very advanced by the time there is blood in the urine. And, Twix has a lot of blood in her urine. The doctor said it looks like kool-aid. At our last visit Monday, she said she doesn't see any masses but they don't necessarily always show up on an xray. She also told us that she doesn't think Twix has cancer because she seems to be getting healthier since we put her on the thyroid meds and most of the time she sees the opposite.....dogs lose weight, have very little energy, and just don't look good in general. She sent off some of Twix's urine for some testing and we are waiting for the results to come back, hopefully before the end of the week.
Needless to say, we could use some prayers
and crossed paws right now.
Thanks to all of you for being our friends and
for your support when we need it!
Sorry, this is kind of a long, depressing post. How about something to make you smile.....
I will let Twix get back to posting when we get some new information from the vet. Also, we got a surprise in the mail this week and we want to share it with you.