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Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Results

So, Friday morning, Momma got up, got ready, and left for work. 
I, on the other hand, got to sleep in with Daddy.
(sorry about the quality, taken with a cell phone)

Momma came home, picked us up and off we went....to another V.E.T.'s office and one I've never been to.
I get a little nervous when at the V.E.T. and this is the only decent  photo Mom was able to get while we were there.

Some man came out talked to Mom and Dad for a minute and then took me away. I didn't really like that too much, as you can imagine. The man put some stinky alcohol on my tummy and then took some pictures. Now, you remember I told you I couldn't have anything to eat, right? Well, the lady forgot to tell Mom and Dad that I needed to have a full bladder.  So, while I stayed there waiting for my bladder to fill up, Mom and Dad went out for lunch!  Can you believe that? Here I am so hungry I am in the grips of death AND being left alone with some strange man. They just walk away, hop in the car and go eat lunch. They even had breafast food! Humph!

When they came back, the strange man (the doctor) came back out with me and I was so excited to see Mom and Dad! Daddy said it was a good thing I wasn't a big dog or I mighta pulled the doctor down and drug him across the floor.

We haven't heard from my V.E.T. yet but this new doctor told Mom and Dad that my insides all looked normal!
Happy Dog Dance!
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He did say my kidneys looked old....WHAT?
 Who is he callin old?
And, what do old kidneys look like anyway?

He did say that he would suggest a repeat sonogram in about 6 months because any problem can start very small.  He also said I should have a blood clotting test run with Dr. Abby to make sure my blood is clotting properly. I do pass blood clots on occasion so it must be clotting some, right?
He also said I could have some blood vessels leaking in one of my kidneys from a stroke or aneurysm. It sounded like he didn't think this was a big deal. He said they could do surgery to find out which kidney it was coming from and then remove that kidney if Mom and Dad were really worried about it but I'm thinking that is going just a little too far. 
So, basically, we don't have any answers but we do know that I don't currently have any tumors or cysts that are bleeding or anything else seriously wrong.
Once Mom and Dad talk with Dr. Abby next week and we make a plan, I will let you know.

Now, after talking to the doctor, we went out and I tinkled in their grass. I got in the car on Daddy's side and he opened the glove box. You will never guess what was in there!
Nope, not a burger and a beer like Puddles suggested but it was a bag of treats ;o)
I couldn't even wait until he got that bag opened....I was trying to open it with my teefers. Once it was open, Dad tried to reach in and grab one of those treats for me but I pushed his hand outta the way and stuck my snooter right in that bag and grabbed 2 treats out and chowed down. There were 2 more treats in that bag and he gave me those too.

I love my Daddy!

When we got home I went straight to my food bowl, had a small snack and then off to take a long nap.

It was a stressful morning and I was really tired!

Seriously, Mom?

I'm trying to celebrate here!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What pawesome news!

I do think that khalls fur a burger soon!


Lorenza said...

Yes! Those are pawesome news!
I am very happy to know about it... not the part where he said your kidneys are old.... hmmmm.... but the other part.
I am doing the Happy Dog Dance here too!
And yes.... maybe tomorrow you can have that burger and a beer to celebrate!
Have a great Labor Day!
Kisses and hugs

scotsmad said...

That's wonderful news. It's a wonder you even had enough energy to push your Dad's hand away from the treats. They could've done some sympathy starving with you.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

Miley said...

That is wonderful news Twix!
You are lucky you got those treats, I was going to say it wasn't very nice to have lunch and not get you any, but you got the treats so that is OK. :)

Go celebrate!

Dovey said...

Hi Twix! That sounds like good news! You look so nervous going to the vet (Baby Bird looks like that when she goes to the V.E.T. too). You are lucky to have such a great dad who brings you goodies. Hope you're having a good celebratory nap!

Tessa the Maltese said...

Oh Twix that is FANTASTIC that the news is GOOD! We will keep our paws crossed that ALL of your tests turn out good!!!

Looks like your poppa is your bestest sleeping and treat buddy!

You deserve the rest as well as a very special meal!!!

woo woos, Tessa

hero said...

Thanks for the good news to start off the week... I'm so happy for you, Twixie girl... calling the kidney old and removing one of them, he must be kidding, right! You have a good rest now my dear and I'm sure daddy has more treats waiting for you.

Licks, hero

pei ess... nice of you and momma to remember my barkday, well at least the intention was there and thanks in advance :)

Mr Koda MD said...

No news is good news I suppose! Hopefully your clotter tests are all ok.

All in all I think I'd prefer to sleep in with the pawrents then go the V.E.T anyday!

It must be your lucky dress thats giving you some good luck! Heres hoping

Happy Monday

JD and Max said...

Hi Twix,

Lots of happy dancing going on here over in our little part of the UK for you too!! Great news - and yummy treats eventually, so all's well that ends well! And we loved the first photo of you having a lie-in with your daddy - so wonderful!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

3 doxies said...

Oh Twix, I am so relieved withs da news dat nuttin be's wrong. I was thinking bouts you dis weekend and wondering how you was doing.
You may have old kidneys but you still young at heart my furiend!
I knew you could count om your daddy fur food (however, it kinda appaling dat the went out to eat and left you to fend fur yourself at da VET).
Oh you mom gonna kill me furs saying dat...hehehe!
So glad to know everything gonna be alright.


A MilShelb Mom said...

We're glad there was no bad news!! We're doing the happy dance ehre for you, too!
~Milly and Shelby

Elizabeth said...

What an adventure!
So glad things are looking good.
Buster says yeah TWIX

wag wag wag!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Twix, I am s0 glad you got good news from the vet. Plus, the added bonus of snacks. Very cute pictures of you!

El'bow and Hauwii said...

we do the happy doggydance!!!

el'bow & hauwii

Cole said...


What a good daddy to buy you treats!

Tucker said...

Yippee for good new!

woof - Tucker

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! TWIX .... PAWSOME News!!! Horay! I'm joining you ... doing my Golden Dance. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Overall that sounds like good news, Twix. Normal looking insides is a good thing. We are very happy for you. We have been thinking about you and wondering how things went. We hope Dr.Abby can find something to explain the bloody urine now that you have ruled out so many of the biggies.

Happy Labor Day!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

houndstooth said...

I'm glad you got good news and finally got some treats! I was feeling faint there near the end of the story for you!


Bijou said...

Yay Twixie! We are furry happy to hear the good news. I bet those treats were nummy. BUT, we think you should have gotten some bacon and eggs for all that you've been through.

Bijou & Banjo

Minna Krebs said...

Yay for Twix!

I am doing da Snoopy Happy Dance right along with you!

and don't you be worrying bout your kidneys looking old....what was he thinking anyways? I think that was just kinda RUDE!

Have a great holiday!

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Good news!! Maybe you can get your Daddy to buy you a burger and fries to celebrate Labor Day. you looked so comfortable snoozing with your Daddy.

We'll be going home tonight from the country and are gonna go see Shelby's puppies.


K-9 Katastrophe said...

Oh Twix we are so glad that you don't have any tummy ouchies!


Maggie and Mitch said...

This sounds like positive news, Twix!
We are so happy that your dad had treats in the glovebox and that you didn't have to wait till you got home to eat!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Kari in WeHo said...

yay! I am so glad to hear its all good :)


Zona said...

That's great news! I love hearing that you have no tumor or suspiciousness! And I think it's pretty clear you love your daddy. Hehe...

Happy wags,

Ruby's Raiser said...

Such great news and what a relief! What a wonderful (and worried) Mom and Dad to make sure you had some special treats waiting for you after your test; Twix, you are a very sweet and special pup and your pawrents are awesome! :)

DoDo and MoMo said...

"Happy Dog Dance"! w00f!!

Beaglebratz & mom too said...

Sorry we iz late with this - missed it. Soooo very glad tu hear the nuze wuz good. An'yes - at the VERY MINIMUM, u shood git a burger - may-b with cheeze on it. An'that wuz so not nice that your hoomins went tu lunch WITHOUT u - next time u r snoozin by your dad - give'em a real sloppy kiss, just wrap that tongue of yourz all over hiz noze and in it tu.

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Pheww, that is one load off our minds now Twixie girl!! We are not happy about that horrible ordeal you had to go through at the vets, but at least it gave you guys some answers and the best part was your superterrific Dad gave you a treat afterwards!! We will continue to keep our paws and fingers crossed for you!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

Sandra said...

So glad to hear the good news. And congrats on the delish treats! Yum! Dad's are super awesome, and Mom's aren't so bad either.

Flash, Dottie and Alven

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Glad everything looks good so far. You definitely deserved those treats, Twix!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Twix....well that sounds like purrty good news....as for an old kidney...one day that man will have old looking kidneys too. Good grief he must not have heard the saying if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all.

Hang in there sweetness,

Mochi and Mommy said...

Great news! You definitely deserved those treats after the day you had!


The Army of Four said...

Sounds like some really great news, Twix!!!
You continue to be in our prayers!
Play bows,

Alien said...

Thank goodness you are all right. Now, think carefully. Did the strange vet man have anything glowing in his office? Let me know.

Hailey said...

TWIXIE!!!! i am so glad to hear that so far you are doing great!!! We will continue to keep our paws and my big ears crossed for sontinued great news!!

Hugs & smoochies!! xoxo

Mango said...

Golly, Twix, those doctors sound like they were just having fun with you all looking at your insides and making you fill with pee and whatnot. I hope they can finish up quickly so you don't have to keep going back. It must have been a most stressy day for you.

I am all over that first photo! Wow! That is the way to snooze.


K9friend said...

I'm glad you got a good report from the doc. Recovery nap required!


Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

YAY!!! Happy dance! Although we are REALLY curious as to what 'old kidneys' look like. TaiChi was ancient (and her kidneys didn't work so well, being ancient and all - Mom gave her fluids every day and she was fine) and I don't think anyone ever said she had "old" kidneys... Hmmm. Anyhoo... Good that Dad brought the treats, but a hamburger would have been WAY better! ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

PeeEss: If you haven't yet voted for Abby's Hippobottomus tag, we'd love your support: http://www.fetchingtags.net/blog/contests/ (it's on the right hand sidebar). Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Twix, glad to hear things went OK at the Vet. Very cute pictures of you in nap mode.

the booker man said...

miss twix!
i'm so glad everythingie went grrreat with your sonogram. i can't believe you had to go hungry for 50 gazillion hours like that, though!! good thingie your daddy brought those treatsies for when you were all done. i would have pushed my schnoz right into the bag, too. good work! :)

the booker man

Martha and Bailey said...

We are also happy to read your news Twix, even if we are late!
We think we should be called the Belated Bassets - we just cannot hire good human help!
It is very stressful going to the vet and we loved the pic of you curled up safe in your bed when it was all over.
love and kisses
Martha and Bailey xxx