As you know Kendra was not well on Sunday. She wasn't interested in food--definitely not typical and just found places outside on concrete to lie on. A quick look at her gums showed they were so pale, they were almost white and her stomach was distended.
After a quick phone call to the vet on duty, we took her in. She looked pathetic. Not moving. Her tumour was bleeding into her abdomen. Basically, the choices were to take her home; admit her to hospital--to be placed on a drip--or help to cross the bridge.
We opted for the hospital to see what would happen.
Monday evening, she still didn't look the best, lying way back in the cage with a drip. We decided to bring her home. After tests that reached over $1500, there was the same opinion. She has a tumour, probably Cancer, somewhere. Could be liver, pancreas or other area.....
Monday night did not go well, (she is taking pain killers) and the last option looked like a possibiltiy. SHE had to work on Monday, but came home during lunch to check. Kendra was showing a bit of interest, ate and wobbled around a bit. Again, the decision was put on the back burner.
Tuesday and Wednesday showed improvement. The Dr said that these bleeds can happen at any time, can clot thus allowing her to feel well.
This morning, she came out quite perky to have breakfast, managed the two steps to get outside, and raised hell at some kids who dared walk passed her house. As her main interests in life have been FOOD and BARKING at pedestrians, her quality of life is restored!
|Kendra, this afternoon--wonky beard and all
Kendra has always hated being away from home unless it's the kennels. We think she just wants to be at home. So that is the way it is at the moment.
Thanks you for your kind thoughts and wishes......
the Power of the Paw in Action!!