|I'm not Mom material anyway!|
Then (if you missed my prior post) she goes and collapses on me for no good reason. After a slight panic on my part, I put my head back on and talked to my vet. We'll do blood work, but as long as she's eating and drinking and not seizing, there's no need to rush her anywhere. So on Friday afternoon we go to the vet (we already had the appointment) to update her vaccinations and steal some of her blood. She was a typical pit bull- didn't even notice the big ol' needle in her arm, but cried like a baby when they squirted stuff up her nose.
|You won't catch me off guard again!|
Then today I talk to my vet about the results. I've only been imagining every horrible outcome over the weekend, so I wasn't at all stressed about what she'd say (insert dripping sarcasm). Nothing. Well, not completely nothing, but nothing that would indicate why she collapsed. Instead, she found a new medical mystery. Yay.
|YAY!!!! Oh wait...|
Skye has one normal kidney level, and one elevated one. Specifically, her BUN is twice what it should be. My good friend the internet tells me this means either kidney failure, she drank antifreeze (and would have been dead 5 days ago) or is poisoned in some other way. All happy thoughts. My vet said bring in a urine sample Thursday morning for them to check out (I'll be sure and try to take pictures of myself chasing Skye with a bucket as she does her morning potty). Until them, I'll be filing my nails down to nothing and avoiding Googling anything about it. While the vet was confused, she wasn't overly worried. I'll try for that. I'll think happy thoughts, like imagining my dog dressed like a cartoon character. Oh wait, I don't need to imagine it, I have pictures! We had a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party at work, see:
|Parker is only happy because it isn't his turn... yet.|
|I can see something up there!|
|Being animated is exhausting.|
|Please Mom, not the ears!|
I'll keep you posted about Skye's medical mysteries as I get more clues. Now go hug your dog!