Thursday, November 10, 2011

About Kendra--long post, sorry~

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!!


  1. All our love to Kendra and you all.

    She's a feisty lady and we're all thinking about her and wishing her the very best.

    Love and licks, Winnie and all the People Of The House

  2. Putting my paws together & pray that Kendra will win the fight against that hateful 'C' thingy! You can do it, Kendra!


  3. I am so so happy... thanks for the news. It is not an easy decision, but i guess Kendra will fight a good fight. Looking at her made me happy today. Hang in there girlie. We will keep you in our thoughts and crossed all our paws, toes, fingers for you.


  4. Kendra - be strong, keep barking at your pedestrians, without you they think it's their right to walk past YOUR place!! Love to your mum.

    Rubie ( and her mum ) xx

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  6. That's great news. Food, home and barking at pedestrians are the best medecine !

  7. We are so behind reading blogs but this is great news! Keep 'em on their toes, Kendra!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  8. This is great news about Kendra! I'm keeping my paws crossed extra tight for all of you!


  9. Glad Kendra was able to bounce back. This time on a dogs life is difficult for all humans and dogs involved. The picture that you posted of her above you will cherish forever. Healing drool being flung to Australia for Kendra. Love, Roscoe, Hannah, and mommy

  10. Woof! Woof! Good Kendra is home. Bad "C' ... Sending Lots of Golden LOVE n Golden Prayers. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  11. OH Kendra... Girrrrl I hated to read the scary pawt of this post... butt I know that you are a very much Strong girrrl who always does thingys the way YOU want to do them. I suspect that you will deal with this in your normal manner... YOUR WAY.
    I will send you some Healing and Helping and STRONG Dachshund
    I am thinking of YOU and your MOM and Bella and Daisy. Stay STRONG... Love a LOT.

  12. So glad to read that Kendra's feeling better, eating and raising a little *heck*! Go get 'em Kendra girl! Hoping she gets better every day!


    The Road Dogs

  13. Kendra - keep being a strong girl! I'm pulling for you!

  14. She is not ready to leave your loving arms.


  15. Hey Kendra!
    Wow, I'm so super excited that you are feeling better! Every day is a gift and I'm glad you're enjoying your barking again. Woohoooo for power of the paw and the amazing spirit of a pooch!
    Grr and Happy Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  16. Thank you so much for the update on Kendra. I was worrying about her.
    I am so thrilled to hear that she is feeling better and we have HUGE Newfie paws crossed here for her!!!

  17. Oh Kendra we are so happy to hear you are at home and showing signs of improvement. We will continue to pray that you get better real soon.

  18. Don't underestimate us Scottie old ladies-we're tough!

  19. We SO understand what you are going through, been there, done that with Dakota, and getting there with Phantom. It is all about Kendra now and how happy she is, quality of life is prime - sounds like your family is doing all the right things for Kendra. Sending our best sibe vibes and crossing our paws for all.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  20. Now you have mom slobbering over here! Kendra all our paws are crossed for you. Mom would have brought you home too
    Benny & Lily

  21. Well please don't apologise for the long post. I know I'm not the only one who is all anxious about Kendra, and wants to hear all about how she is doing. SO pleased that she seems to be perking up, and long may it continue.
    Sending hugs and licks to all of you.
    Toodle pip!

  22. Oh we have so been wanting to hear. Scotties are tough and they definitely walk to the beat of their own drum. Kendra prescription from us is good lamb shanks and lots of kids to bark at!
    We are keeping her in our thoughts and prayers and lots of scottie hugs and kisses.
    Sweet William The Scot

  23. Kendra, you are a strong, determined little lady. Me and my mom have been so worried abouts you. My paws are crossed real tight that you keep feeling good and eating and keeping those kids away from your house! Everybuddy in Blogville luvs you, you know!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  24. We were so very scared to check in today...and are SOOOO very grateful for this GRRRrrrreat news! You go girl!

    Terrific!!!! Onward Ho!

    Arooos to you and yours, Stuart and Family

  25. Kendra,

    Keep on keeping on girlfuriend! :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  26. so happy she is still fighting...we love you Kendra...

  27. we are with stuart! we were reading those first few paragraphs with relieved when we go to the end. still praying kendra to continue to feel good!

    edgar and his mum

  28. Kendra, you keep on with the barking and eating. Its good to be home with your family. Take one day at a time and enjoy every minute of them. Oh and don't forget to boss your sisters around cause we are sure they would like that too. See ya beautiful girl. No worries, and extra love, Stella and Rory

  29. Hi Kendra - we're so glad to hear you're feeling more your old self, wonky woozle and all! We sure hope you continue to feel good - your outlook on life inspires us and you're Max's hero for barking at folks who DARE to go past your house, he's a firm believer in this sort of behaviour! We're sending lots of schnauzer snuggles your way - JD and Max

  30. Oh boy...poor Kendra...HOME is the best medicine always...snuggles Kendra and stay peaceful! Not too much yappydoodling...hear ;-) ;-)

  31. It's so good to hear that some progress has been made. We boys were a little too scared to check in today, just like Stuart, but are very very pleased that you've had a good day Barking and Eating - just what a Scottie loves to do. Lots of woof to you all. The Sparhawk Boys

  32. Sweet Kendra you have been in my thoughts. So glad you are feeling a wee bit better and able to resume guard dog duty. Scamp and Mitty say "woof".

  33. Good to hear Kendra is home with all who love her and is back to eating,barking at the people who dare to come to close to her home. we are definitely keeping all of you in our thoughts for continued improvement!!!She sounds like a fighter and loves being home.So Hard when our furiends go thru times like this...

  34. We are keeping our paws crossed for Kendra. May you have as many days of grace together as possible.

    Jed & Abby

  35. Yay! You got us worried there for a while. Praying you continue on to the road of recovery.

  36. Kendra, we are so happy you are at home and feeling good enough to eat & bark. Way to go girlfriend.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  37. Kendra, we are happy that you are feeling a little better. Please try to eat & remember that someone has to bark at people & your sisters can't do it without your leadership.

    Hugs & love,
    Oskar & Pam