Tuesday, April 21, 2009

the universe does NOT want us to take holiday.

Tonight after I finished cooking dinner and had called the boys to get their plates, I saw that Mr. P was getting paper towels and a plastic bag...he was cleaning up dog poop. Our older dog pooped on the floor and she NEVER does that. Then she staggered away, and when I checked on her, her eyes were twitching back and forth and she was tilting her head and panting. After we ate, I was afraid she was in pain, so we took her to the vet school emergency room. I was sure it was over for her. I was crying, Mr. P was trying to comfort me, but he was scared too, and it sucked.

The prognosis is canine peripheral vestibular syndrome. This is GOOD news. Nala (yeah, we got her the summer that Lion King came out) is staying over night at the vet school and will see a doggie neurologist in the morning to confirm the diagnosis. We really want this diagnosis to be correct, as the other choices are cancer or brain tumor and she is 15 years old.

We had just decided on a quick trip to Disney to celebrate our anniversary since Vegas got cancelled for a sick boat. Now Disney is cancelled for a sick dog.

I think the universe is telling us to stick close to home.

message received. will do.

12 comments:

chezjulie said...

That must have been so scary! Those emergency vet visits are the worst. I'm crossing my paws that Nala will be O.K. The description of the syndrome sure sounds like what happened.

Sounds like you will be joining the rest of the country in a "staycation."

chezjulie said...

Off topic: I got a big belly laugh out of your comment on my blog. Definitely not! :-)

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

I hope that is what she has and she is okay! Our dog pooped like that out of the blue and it is not a good thing. I hope all goes well with the doggie neurologist.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, I'm sorry. Sick pets are the worst. I hate the stress and sick to my stomach feeling over DECISIONS. I hope she is OK.

Tracy

wafelenbak said...

Aw, I will be thinking of your doggie and her diagnosis today!
Man, you guys can't catch a break. Hope you can make a mini getaway soon.

Jen L. said...

Aw, man, I hope Nala is ok!

Maybe you guys can do a getaway close to home. Come this way and we'll take you to the Bass Pro Shop. (hahahaha) We're going to the Shakespeare Festival next month to see friends in shows as a little getaway.

--V said...

Oh dear. Emergency vet trips suck. I hope everything works out.

DAVs said...

Good luck with the dog. That is so sad and scary.
I have said it before, but I will die too if something happens to my dogs.

tara said...

Doggie problems are so scary. I hope she is okay, and that you and Mr P think of something even better to do than Disney.

kilax said...

Poor thing! Keep us updated. I would have been so worried too! :(

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Oh! Here's hoping your pup has a condition that's treatable. I can't stand the thought that our dog will grow old one day.

Swistle said...

Oh, poor doggie, I hope she's all right!

 
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