June 12, 2012

my little lover's liver....







sophie has been sick. 
after catching kennel cough {at the kennel} she had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic she was taking...or at least they're hoping that's all that it is.
 it has affected her liver. 
she'll be back in for more lab work this friday. if her levels haven't changed, then it will be determined that it wasn't an allergic reaction and something else is going on in her body.
at fifteen, that could be almost anything.
in the mean time she has been on fluid treatments and a liver detoxing vitamin and we've been dealing with constant potty breaks, throw up, yucky poops and no appetite.
on a good day, she'll eat a pop-tart and some chicken for me, followed by a doggie treat.
on a bad day, she'll eat nothing but a handful of cheerios, but still wants her doggie treat as a dessert.
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so we're taking it a day at a time.
watching her one minute, act like a puppy and the next, like a little old lady 
who just can't get comfortable.
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thank you, all of you, for the wonderful comments yesterday, 
both here and on the finally me blog.
you truly made me feel special.
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27 comments:

  1. I so hope that Sophie feels better soon! My Kaja is 16years old now and each time she does something weird - which is often - we get nervous but she has pulled through each time:)

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  2. So sad... it's so hard when fur babies are sick. Wishing Sophie well.

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  3. Aw. Poor pup. Hugs to her.

    Did I comment on yesterday's post? Did I comment on the link? Ha! I know I read it and followed the link and read more. Probably got lost in reading at that point and forgot to comment. More than two steps and I'm wandering. Belated congrats!

    ;0)

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  4. i'm so sorry to hear Sophie isn't feeling well. i hope it's just an allergic reaction and nothing more. it's so hard to see our babies sick. here's hoping all is well soon. almost forgot... those first two pics are great. love 'em...

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  5. Poor Sophie, I am so sorry to hear of her illness. Poor you too, having to deal with it and all the worry it must cause. I hope it turns out to be nothing much and that she's back to health soon.

    I loved that first photo so much!!

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  6. Oh, I'm so sorry.
    I really hate when the "kids" get sick, it's hard not knowing how they feel and they always want to get up from their comfy spot and come over to greet you. At least when one of the humans is sick, I have an idea what's going on.
    Let's hope it's a bad reaction.

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  7. It's because you ARE special, as I'm sure your Sophie is. Hoping she's back to her 'old' self. Fingers crossed ~

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  8. :( Poor baby. Hope she recovers soon.

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  9. thinking of you my friend ....sophie is lucky to have such a sweet mama!!

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  10. Oh poor Sophie... and poor you. I know how painful it is when our critters are sick. I hope she is much improved before too long.

    I love that pink dashboard.

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  11. I know how you must be feeling right now, so here's a ginormous hug for you and Sophie ((O)) !!

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  12. Your a good doggie mom, taking care of Sophie while she is ill. Poor sweetie. I hope things get back to normal at your house soon.

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  13. Beth, I hope it's nothing serious with Sophie. Please keep us posted. Love the photos, especially the "It's About" sign.

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  14. It's terrible when our babies are sick - regardless of how many legs they have. Hope she's feeling up to snuff soon!

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  15. Not much more can said. Hope things turn-around soon.

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  16. If she is still taking a doggie treat thats a good sign in my book....Our Rottweiler was 12 and came down with kidney trouble. Her absolute FAVORITE food was Kibbles and bits and bits........and when she wouldn't eat that.........Big big hugs to you girlfriend....i'm sending you all the best wishes...Hugs! deb

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  17. Feeling for you and praying for Sophie. xo Jenny

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  18. I'm so sorry, Beth. I hope she recovers from this and has years and years left to love you.

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  19. I'm so sorry - praying for her to be healed and both of you blessed!

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  20. I love that Finally Me photo of you.. awesome!

    So sorry to hear of your little Sophie's illness. Hoping you see much improvement. she's certainly lived a LONG and wonderful life with you.

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  21. poor sophie, poor you .. its as bad as having a sick baby ..neither can tell you just whats wrong ... hope she's better soon ... higs

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  22. Oh, poor little Sophie! I know how much you love her. I've been away from the computer this week, and just checked in to find this news :(

    Hoping she responds to all the tender loving care you are lavishing on her.

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  23. Oh, I do hope Sophie is feeling better very soon. These things are just not fun for her or you. Take care.

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  24. Oh Beth, I sure hope Sophie is better soon.
    I know how this goes, as we have a 16-year-old little toy poodle (Bert), who is not well (all the things having to do with age).

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  25. I hope she is doing better. I love all these wonderful photos today!

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  26. I hope she gets to feeling better soon. When my Miyagi had a bone caught in his upper gum...I literally sat in the hallway, tears running down my face, rubbing his head until he calmed down enough to catch a quick catnap. I hated it that he felt so bad.

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  27. Oh, Beth -- catching up and feeling so very concerned for you and for Sophie. I know that panic, that watchfulness, that concern. And it aches and you cry. Or you try not to. But you want to. I'm sending you the best prayers I know and asking my kitty angel to throw in a few from the rainbow bridge to keep your sweet girl with you and improved.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth