Thursday, February 13, 2014

Andy Is Going To Be Just Fine!

      Andy was able to come home today after a few days in the doggie hospital.  He is going to be just fine.  However, my little black schnauzer, Gracie, is now in the doggie hospital! 
       Bless her heart, I just about lost her this morning.  She developed HGE and lost a lot of blood between 3 a.m. and 9 a.m. when our vet's office opened.  I was up at 3 a.m. and didn't notice anything wrong, but when I woke up at 8 a.m. there was blood all over the house and she was as still as could be.  Scared me to death.  
        She is on IV treatment and most likely will recover just fine as well.  Had I not gotten her to the vet as quickly as I did she probably would not have lived.  She will need IV treatment for at least 24 hours.      
      When I got her to the vet she was so limp I really thought she was all but gone.  She couldn't lift her head, much less sit or stand.   My third dog, Zoe, was hiding in the bathroom, looking as scared as I felt. I don't know how much more I can handle this week.  I am hoping for a dull, uneventful few days. 
     I do not handle stress well.  When i asked our vet what caused this condition in Gracie she said well, stress can bring it on.  I told her that Gracie had obviously been  looking for Andy, getting in his bed, smelling his "baby" and Andy's special blanket the day before, acing like she was trying to figure out what we had done with Andy.  She would smell his bed and toys then run in and out of the doggy door all day like maybe he would show up in the yard.  I think she was stressed over Andy being gone and obviously picked up on my stress as well.  That figures that I would have a stressed out dog!


  1. Oh, so sorry your babies have been sick. I had a dog once that reacted to my stress.......she was always having stomach issues. Glad they are expected to recover.

  2. What is HGE? I think dogs do feel stress - I know Disco does Hope your dogs are all okay. sandie

  3. Good news, bad news. Gee, I hope you can take a deep breath and get all the dogs back together.