Friday, October 16, 2009

A better report

For three straight days, Sadie has seemed very sick in the mornings; then by afternoon she seems better. Not cured, but better. I go to bed praying, "Please, God, let me wake up and hear Sadie crunching her Science Diet in the middle of the night, like she's always done."
Then I wake up in the morning and she's worse than the morning before. It's been a real roller coaster around here. Pity my poor husband, who is the one responsible for Sadie being here. When Mandy died, he insisted we go straight to the shelter and get another dog. That dog turned out to be Sadie.
Now I know, all our pets are going to die eventually. But I'd really like to have them reach a nice old age first. The followers of my old AOL journal will remember Mandy's tragic end, before she was three years old.
When I woke Sadie up this morning to see what her condition was, she could hardly get up out of her doggie bed. She staggered across the room, and she could barely hold her eyes open. She took a big drink of water and picked at some chicken and rice I offered her, not really interested.
Cliff and I got ready for our morning walk, and in spite of her weakness, Sadie insisted on going. The dog that usually runs circles around us couldn't keep up with two old people. When we got back to the house, Cliff went to the shop. That was my opportunity to bawl like a baby. Cliff's youngest sister called to check on Sadie, and I couldn't even talk to her.
Two hours later, I noticed that Sadie was coming to life somewhat. I took her outside and actually saw a spring in her step... but remember, this happened yesterday afternoon, too.
I brought a dish of rice and chicken outside to her, and she didn't just pick at it... she gobbled it down and licked the bowl!
She played Frisbee with the granddaughters this evening. She was able to make the jump up onto Natalie's lap.
The only explanation I can come up with is that those antibiotics must have kicked in. That, and the several people praying for her.
Now if only she's still doing this well in the morning. I can't take another day like today!

11 comments:

Hollie said...

What a terrible day for you both. I'm still praying Donna. Please continue to keep us posted.

Anonymous said...

OH -so been there done that...I'm glad that she appears to be better. Positive vibes can do wonders! Marcia/Wyoming

Flat Creek Farm said...

Hope she's still doing better. I'm sitting here trying to figure out what to do with our 'cancer survivor dog' now. She had surgery to remove a tumor early in the summer and was back to her ol' energetic self for a few months. Now the bad stuff has returned. I don't want to put her through surgery again. So hard being a dog mom sometimes, huh? Praying still for Sadie too. Keep us posted! -Tammy

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Still hoping and praying for the best for Sadie and for you, Donna.

Love and hugs,

Diane

Muhd Imran said...

Hoping that Sadie will be better by tomorrow morning.

It is indeed painful to see a loved one sick. Just like a real family member, our pet is as precious.

I can still remember how sad we all were each and every time our hammies die. Hoping the best outcome for your household.

Have a good weekend.

Anne said...

Mo, I'm praying like crazy. I know that worry you have. Anne

Anne said...

One more thing.....I had so many problems with Luke at the end....but one thing that helped was to give him yogurt that has live cultures everyday. It really did help put the good bacteria back into his gut. Anne

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I will continue to pray for your little dog and for you. It isn't easy at all seeing them so sick.
I do hope your Sadie girl is much better today.
'On Ya'-ma

Sugar said...

anne is right, try plain yogurt, be sure it's the kind with live & active cultures. offer a few bites at a time.
i recall many well. my heart broke with you when she left for the rbb.
poor little sadie, poor mom & dad. i'm hoping things will improve soon.
are you suppose to take her back to vet? if not doing better by mon, she needs to go back in or maybe he could refer her to another vet & send her lab to that vet?
keeping her in my thoughts & prayers. also cont to think of you! love, a hug, & a prayer...

Anonymous said...

MOSIE MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU INOW WHAT YOU ARE FEELING BUT SHE WILL BE OK I BET SHE HAD A BUG MINE HAD THAT NOT TO LONG AGO AND THEY WERE OK IN A COUPLE DAYS THE VET SAID THEY GET THINGS LIKE WE DO ALSO AND NEED TO BE PUT ON MEDS ALSO :0)SO MY PRAYER ARE WITH YOU MY FRIEND AND SADIE IS GOING TO BE HER OLDSELF FOR SURE SO YOU AND CLIFF TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND KNOW ALL IS AND PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED :0)

Jefftexas said...

I'm so glad to hear Sadie is doing better!