Thursday, April 24, 2008

When it rains it pours

Just as my family is dealing with the stress of my brother-in-law's accident this week, we were dealt another scary card. Our new family member, Chloe, began sneezing blood Tuesday night. As I mentioned in the previous post about her, she is on the tail end of getting over kennel cough. I kind of thought that maybe all of the snot that she's been slinging from that wonderful adventure had irritated her nasal passages somehow. After a frantic call to the emergency vet hospital that night, I felt a little better that I could probably wait this out until yesterday morning.

So, after 2 hours in the vet's office yesterday, I was very disheartened to find out that she either has a tick-borne disease (such as Rocky Mtn Spotted Fever) or the beginning of an auto-immune disease. We're praying for option A because if it's option B, we're in a lot of trouble. So, with a lot of tears, I left her at the vet's office to begin a 3 day stay where she'll start a new round of antibiotics and we'll keep our fingers crossed that she'll respond to them. Ailey & I visited Chloe this morning and she is so ready to come home. We're actually thinking of trying to spring her out tomorrow night, because we're all missing her terribly.


4 different bags of dog food in hopes of finding 1 she'll eat..........................................$100

2 trips to the veterinarian to treat illnesses received from previous homes............$560

Canine kisses of gratitude.................................................................................................Priceless

2 comments:

Rhea said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother-in-law and your dog. I agree with you that motorcycles are so dangerous.

I'm thinking positive thoughts and saying a prayer for you and your family tonight. It sounds like you've been through a lot lately!

Angie said...

Thanks so much Rhea! I received a fortune cookie for lunch that says "This coming Friday will be an exciting time for you." I can only hope it's something great!

 

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