Wednesday, March 25, 2009

10am Update on Dottie - from Mom

Got Dottie right into the vet and they did an ultrasound on her abdomen. She has stones in her bladder and a large one stuck in her urethra. They did x-rays and there is something not quite right with her colon so they are giving her an enema to clear it out to shoot more x-rays. (I warned Dr. Williams that Dottie does eat everyone's poopies, so whatever comes out has been around the block a couple of times!)

If the vet cannot use a catheter to move the large stone from the urethra back up into the bladder then I am afraid I will have to put Dots down. She is too old and her heart could not take the surgery to cut open her urethra - and the recovery would be painful and her quality of life would diminish day by day. Dr. Williams said if it were her dog she would have to make the same decision. So we hope that our grand lady's stone will move upwards and out!

Her heart rate is a bit slower than it should be right now but she is alert and relatively comfortable. They will give her pain meds before catheterizing her. Right now all she wants to do is empty her bladder.

Thanks for all the nice comments - your support means a lot.

10 comments:

Martha Basset said...

Hi
Came over to say thanks for visiting our blog - so very sorry to read your post!
What a worry for you - lets hope the stone moves!
We'll come back and see how things are - try not to worry xxx

ClassyChassy said...

It is always a hard decision to make, but it is good you talked about it with the doc before hand...My heart goes out to you, and my prayers go up...

Totally Timmy said...

Oh I was hoping for better news..I'm going send healing thoughts to Dottie. She's a tough old girl so fingers crossed that damn stone moves. Keep us posted

Peanut said...

We are thinking good thoughts. Keep us updated. You are doing all you can and making the best decisions for Dottie.

daisydog said...

Oh Dear! We are sending lots of pawyers your way!

Moco said...

We are running to the big bed to do a special circle of healing vibes for Dottie. The crazy old bat says this is a hard decision, but sometimes the right one. It doesn't make it any easier though

Puglette said...

i am so sorry to hear dottie is having health problems! poor sweetie, please give her a squeeze from me. i hope the vet can give her some help with the catheter.
hugs,
puglette

Tee said...

OHhhhh ... we're so sorry to hear about Dottie's health problems. I hope the catheter works! Keeping our paws crossed that she'd get through this health crisis.

Much licks and Wags,

Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

the Corgi Girls said...

Oh Dottie, you crazy corgi, you're not allowed to scare us like this!

dreameyce said...

*hugs* I hope things work for the better, and not for the worse.