Wednesday, July 09, 2008

This is me being optimistic

My dog lost 13 lbs in ten days, more than a tenth of his body weight, a fact which has not alarmed the vet, though Duff's spine is now protruding. He was very lean at 95 lbs when I brought him in. I had a meltdown about it Monday and mostly I am just missing him. I can bring him home and let him recuperate here once he can pee on his own, when that will be I don't know. I don't see why I can't manage a catheter myself, but as hard as I'm working to pay the vet bills, it's probably just as well he is in their care. His spirits are good, they say, but he raises up a storm of clamor every time I leave, and lately he's been barking quite a bit during the day. Anyway, trying to be strong about this, but mostly I just miss him crowding me out of the way when I open the refrigerator door.

10 comments:

huckleberry said...

If you need anything, let me know.

steve said...

BARKING NOISILY TO THE BIG DOG IN THE SKY ANDQ
SPREADING THE WORD FOR WHAT ITS WORTH!

Barbara said...

We dealt with losing our precious black lab Dylan last year. It's never easy. But at some point you will know when it's time to let go. Until then, just pet him as much as you can and let him know you love him!

GrizzBabe said...

Awww. I hope he gets well soon.

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The Frito Pundito said...

Hey sis, I'm glad he is hanging in there since Blue and I were both worried after the initial proclamation. As Duff's (slightly smaller) doppelganger, Blue is concentrating on distracting the evil forces afflicting Duff by making them think they got the wrong dog. What is the diagnosis, anyway? Any plans for a "Duff" benefit concert? I would attend!

Moe Wanchuk said...

He sure is a handsome fella! My prayers are with you

McGone said...

Any updates? I've been hoping for the best for you.

Grant Miller said...

I hope you and him are hanging in there.

Anonymous said...

Geesh, I'm sorry to hear this. Truly. Dogs are the best people there are, and if something happened to one of mine I'd collapse. Hang in kfc. UF Mike