Wednesday, December 17, 2014

my poor chloe...

as this post goes up, chloe will likely be in the middle of surgery. about a week ago, she peed in the house, which was totally weird, since she hasn't peed in the house since she was a puppy in the middle of house training.  a few days later she did it again, after just having been out for a pee two hours before. it wasn't until we had fresh snow on the ground and she was peeing on white (instead of grass or pebbles) that i thought i noticed a slight bit of pink at the end of her pee. when i saw it again, i knew i wasn't imaging things the first time. she was also trying to pee a lot, but with nothing coming out.

my parents came for a visit on saturday (4 days after the first house accident) and i told them they had better take her home and take her to the vet to see what's up. when my mom went to go check on her on lunch on monday, she found two stones in the house, presumably kidney stones. back to the vet she went and after an xray yesterday, the vet suggested surgery right away, as there 6-7 more stones still in her. and so here we are today.

she said that all should go well, and it won't be much worse for her than when she was spayed. afterwards, her diet will be changed and she'll be on some antibiotics for a bit. her stones will be sent off to see if they're hereditary or something else. 

i know she's a trooper and she'll be fine, but it still makes me so upset to think of the pain that she's probably been going through. the vet said there was nothing i could have noticed sooner, as dogs don't usually show pain, so that made me feel better. i'm also sad that i can't be there with her today, but i know she's in good hands.

*positive thoughts*

update: i received a call from the vet around 10am and all went well! she went back home to my parents' the same day, where she'll be recovering for a few days. she's a bit sleepy from some pain meds, but other than that, she's great! 


Amy said...

poor Chloe! I hate that feeling as a pet owner, you feel completely helpless! I hope her surgery goes well!!

Anonymous said...

Sending positive vibes to Chloe!! She sounds like a trooper :)

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