I took Abi to the vet’s office for her fluids this morning. I don’t think I made it clear that she goes for fluids and to be assessed during the daytime, and I pick her up in the evenings and she stays home overnight. And we start all over the next morning.
She has uremia, and her breath is very bad due to this. I’ve been Googling all this stuff, but I’m no doctor. I so hope they can bring her out of this.
I also asked him about Addison’s disease yesterday, as one of you commented and mentioned this.
He told me her blood test did not show the sodium levels it would show with Addison’s, but that her severe dehydration could be masking that. And once we get her hydrated, he will check again.
I was there before the vet got in this morning and waited to tell him how the night went. She would not eat, but she had eaten a little bit for him yesterday.
This morning she did drink a bit of water. She threw up once. I watch her like a hawk.
Then my next door neighbor called me a bit ago and reminded me that pest control had been here last Wednesday due to the ant problem outside.
I followed the guy when he was here on my patio and reminded him of my small dogs. So he said he’d put this powder where they couldn’t get to it.
But I got to thinking that I water my plants on the patio, so could I have sprayed some of it out? I called the pest control company. They just called me back and email me all the info about what they used, and I emailed it to the vet.
So now we’ll see how she does for the vet today and I’ll go pick her up this evening. It’s hard to be away from my baby knowing she’s so sick.
Speaking of babies, Saturday night a young woman named Ariel who works at my vet’s office was killed by a drunk 25 year old female.
Ariel, who was also in her twenties, was 5 months pregnant with her first child. It was to be the first grandchild in her family. She was getting ready to graduate from some kind of technical vet program. So tragic.
Dr. Poteet had heard this horrible news when I picked Abi up yesterday evening and told me about it.
Now this 25 year old woman has taken two lives, and hers is basically down the drain as well. I imagine she’ll be charged with two fatalities.
Friday I talked on the phone with Ariel about Abi. Everyone at the vet’s office is just heartbroken.
Just goes to show we need to try to live our lives to the fullest every day because we don’t know what will happen tomorrow.
I’ll keep you updated about Abi.