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One of those days (when it rains, it pours)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I decided to play it safe and get that pain in my side checked out today, so I went to the doctor. There was something about white blood cells in my urine or too many white blood cells or something like that... either way, it meant inflammation/infection. So, I am on some antibiotics. Swell. They also took my blood to do some lab work, and I'm not sure when those results will be back at the doc's. They'll call me. AND I need to have another ultrasound. SWELL. That makes 4 since July 2010. They suspect my giant ovarian cyst is back, but they don't know what would be causing the infection. So, off I go...

As if that wasn't crappy enough news, today is the day my parents had to put down my poor, sick, aging dog. He had a tumor growing somewhere close to his esophagus, and it was crushing his windpipe. So, he's had this doggy cough for about a year, but the vet had assured us he still had some life in him and that he wasn't suffering. Well, Friday night, after my brother's wedding, we noticed a dramatic shift in the health of my beloved pooch. His cough worsened in every way- louder, harsher, constant. He had a hard time eating (he couldn't stop coughing long enough) and drinking and he was walking stiffly. For days he was like that before my mom finally convinced my dad that something needed to be done. At 4pm this afternoon, they took him in to the vet and their worst fears were confirmed. I got the news at 5:30pm that he had crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I will miss him terribly, but I am so glad he's no longer suffering.

He was an amazing companion and friend and member of our family for 12 years. (Or 14-15 years... I can't really pinpoint the date...) A long time.

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    Sorry you had such a rough day :( BIG HUGS. Sorry about your puppers too.
    3353 days ago
    I wish you would have that surgery you need. Sorry about your dog.
    3353 days ago
    Sorry to hear that :(
    3353 days ago
    Oh. My dog looks very much like yours. She is a Jack Russell named Martha. All day we have been debating about whether or not we would be kinder to have her put down. It is a terrible decision. I am so sorry that so much piled up on you today. Things will be better soon...
    3353 days ago
    Sorry about your day and your cute sweet baby dog!
    May he run and play forever, free of the cough and ill health!
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    3353 days ago
    emoticon I am so sorry to hear about your horrible day. Losing a pet is like losing a member of the family - my heart aches for you. Sorry about the infection too. Never any fun! Take care of yourself.
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    I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear canine friend. Sometimes troubles just pile up. I'll think healing thoughts for you.
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    So sorry for your loss, and sorry for your pain! emoticon
    3353 days ago
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have several furbabies waiting for me at the Rainbow bridge...one day I hope to hug them again! Sucks when they have to leave us. Hugs to you.

    As far as your health....Oh I know those irritating things and issues that come up. Your mind is ready to climb everest and workout with Jillian but your body says...Nope..don't think so...not this week. Give it the mental finger. Stay positive. focus on your nutrition...as I always say...I can't seem to control everything (even though I try) but I can control what I put in my mouth! Hope you're feeling better soon.
    3353 days ago
    I am sorry to hear of your rough day and the need for tests. I hope things improve for you. I know you must hurt for the loss of your dog. They become family in such a short time. My sympathies.
    3353 days ago
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