My Dog Almost Died Today

Thankfully she made it through. I know many of you have been asking about updates on her so I wanted to fill ya in.

(this is a photo of her when she was a pup)

Today, she had a procedure done to culture some of the microbes that are growing in her respiratory tract. They thought she had pneumonia, and she’s had several courses of antibiotics, xrays, blood tests, and many many visits to our vet. Well nothing has worked and nothing has been found. We’ve ruled out tons of things. She just coughs and breathes heavily and lays around all the time. It has been weeks and weeks and it is hard to just sit back and not be able to do anything to really help her.

Well today was the day they finally were able to have the procedure! (In order to get the cultures, she has to be off antibiotics for a week so it has just been a waiting game).

The vet warned us in the beginning that this procedure was especially dangerous since she is already having trouble breathing (because they have to put her under with general anesthetic). So all day I have been a total mess worried about her. We just lost Taylor last March and I still miss her every day. I don’t think my heart can take another loss. I have been a total train wreck over this. I am just so thankful that my baby made it through. They said she seized twice probably due to lack of oxygen and had to give her oxygen multiple times. I just got to pick her up from the vet.

My poor little baby is now home and sleeping. She is under my close supervision and I will continue to keep you updated. Thank you for all your kind words and prayers. She sure needs them!

We should get some results on the cultures in the coming week. It takes a while to grow them and then find out how to kill them!

It is times like these that make me stop and be thankful for what’s important!

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8 thoughts on “My Dog Almost Died Today

  1. Poor thing. It doesn’t help that they can’t tell us what’s wrong. Praying the Vet finds the culprit and is able to kill it so your fur-baby will be happy and healthy soon. Saying a prayer for you too.

  2. I am so sorry for what you and your furbaby are going thru, Samantha. I know only too well what that is like. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. So glad to hear she is home with you. I have been through a lot the past few month with my fur-child, so I know what you are going through. I told my vet that I needed a parking space named after me! I will keep her, you and your family in my thoughts. Please keep us updated.

  4. Awww, poor wee pup, and poor you – sounds like you’ve had a very stressful day! Bet you’re so glad to get him home and hopefully the vet will be able to sort his problem out now!

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