Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My poor GiGi




Hey Everybody,
I sure do hate having dial up at the Hi Desert house! I never go on the computer up there... too frustrating! So here I am at home for 24 hours... Sam and I came home to vote with Kameron [his first time]
I am not going to go into who I voted for because my Mother told me to never talk politics or religion with friends... so that is all I have to say about that!
Now onto my poor Gigi... She needs your prayers right now... Where do I begin? Hhhhmmm... lets see...
I'll begin with a warning... this story is kind of graphic so it may not be suitable for all ages or the male gender... LOL
Ok... 3 weeks ago Gigi started spotting... At first I thought, Oh great Bolts just got out of heat and now Gigi is starting UGH!!! However the spotting got worse and worse and the smell alone made me realize something was horribly wrong... So I took her into the vet and he said she had a uterus infection... He gave her a shot and 7 days worth of take home antibiotics! The next day when I took Bolts and Rider in for their rattlesnake boosters, I told the vet... Gigi's spotting had stopped and she seemed much better... I also made an appointment to get Bolts fixed that week because I was DONE with Bitches in Heat!!! So Bolts got fixed 10 days ago... yippee...
1 down, one to go!
Well, last week on Tuesday, I gave Gigi her last oral antibiotic...
Wed and Thursday I was with Gram Pam and her surgery remember? Well Friday, Gigi's bleeding was SO BAD [2 hand size stains on her blanket] I called the vet and made another appointment for Monday [yesterday] I begged him to just fix her... but he said he needed to see her Monday and maybe fix her on Tuesday... he said she may just need to be "flushed out"... So my running joke to Gram Pam this weekend was "I am thinking of flushing her myself but I just can't decide... fresh rain or meadow flowers douche... what do you think Pam?" and she laughed...
[I know... I have a sick sense of humor]
Anyway... She bleed all over the place all weekend... It was all I could do to keep up with it... [BTW Hydrogen Peroxide gets blood out of almost anything... trust me I know]
Ok... so Monday comes and I take her in... she bled all over my seat in my car, all over the vet waiting area and then all over the exam room...
The vet said he really wanted to take some blood and find out what is going on... So I said ok... he said after he took some blood then maybe she should spend the night and be on IV antibiotics before getting fixed on Tuesday... but I said "She is a Weim and has separation anxiety" he said "I know its common in the breed... ok then... why dont you go do some shopping and come back in about 45 minutes... we will know more then"
So I ran to the grocery and came back... I could hear my Gigi in the back barking her head off... in dog lingo she was saying "GET ME OUT OF HERE"
of course to others it sounded like "Woof, Woof, Bark, Bark, Woof"
So... long story longer... I was scared to death she had uterine cancer... I just knew he was going to tell me that... but I was wrong... whew...
She has a very serious infection!
Her white blood counts on the paper said [0.8 to 13 was high...] she was a 30!
So the vet said he really didn't want to fix her with that raging infection, we had to get it under control but keeping her there on an IV drip was going to be difficult because even tho she has a raging infection she is VERY active and has separation anxiety! So we made a game plan of a shot of penicillin, every day for 3 days with a take home antibiotic... So today, we took her for her 2nd of 3 shots... One more Wed... and then she will have another blood test... if her blood test comes back with better results on the infection, then he will fix her on Thursday...
So I need some help here... send some prayers for my Gigi... I need her to get fixed... I can't take it anymore...

Calgon take me AWAY...

Miss you guys...


6 comments:

Jeanne said...

Oh Kendra, I am so sorry about poor GiGi, I will say many prayers but THANK GOD it's not cancer....cause I was worried about that as I was reading your entry and was quite relieved when you said it wasn't!! But it sounds like she lost ALOT of blood! I say give the dog a steak!!!! (lol)

My dad taught me the same thing....the politics and religion thing. Too much room for disagreement!!!

I miss chatting with you. I never get to talk to anyone anymore. I think I will call you tomorrow while I am driving home from work. That's always a good "bluetooth" time for me! (LOL!!)

((hugs))
Jeanne

Shelly said...

Get well soon Gigi!! Good luck with everything Kendra and way to go Kameron for voting!!

~~Emma~~ said...

I hope all is okay .. sorry I haven't been here for you !!

Phil The Thrill said...

I hope your Gigi will be ok soon. I feel bad for her.

Chrissie said...

Sending prayers your way for GiGi. Glad you all had to come home and were able to take care of some other things too. Glad Bolts is fixed and thats done.
Hugs, Chrissie

Pamela said...

Thank God it isn't cancer! Poor baby girl! I hope the shots work and she can have the surgery. I miss you!! I want to come out and see you SOON!! I gotta get my Kendra fix!
Love ya,
Pam xoxox