i only had a chance to say 4 little words to laura today...
Carol · Dec. 27, 2008
"here" (as i hand her a dog)..."you are me." and off i went to work.
so laura got to push freaking heavy wheelbarrows thru the gawd damn soppy, heavy snow, laura got to send off half pint to her brand new home (she is now living with albert spice and taffy...BIG YAY!!!!) and laura got to go down to the vet and carry a very sick bridgette back home on her stretcher and settle her back on her mat (with lana's help.)
one of me just doesn't cut it any more.
a huge, huge thank you again! to lynne laura, lana, laura 2 and brianne for taking care of the saints in this absolutely crappy, crappy weather and to steve who kidnapped some poor bobcat guy and made him plow out our driveway!!!!!
so about bridgette...not great news. the vet said her chest is a mess and most definitely life threatening. it is probably not pneumonia and probably not cardiac failure either cuz her rate is good.... there is a ton of fluid in and around her lungs...so much in fact that her heart is not visible so maybe something is going on there that just can't currently be seen. she THINKS that maybe it is either a very invasive lung cancer or a herniated diaphgram...neither one is very good news.
the current plan is to stop her baytril, but i can restart it at any time if it looks like she is fighting an infection, increase her lasix to 40 mg three times a day and repeat the xrays in 5 days as we might get better views if we can move out some of the fluid. she did aspirate a fluid sample and will send it to the lab for pathology looking for malignant cells.
lots and lots of TLC and cuddles for bridgette while we try to figure this out...such a very lovely and sweet, sweet dog...this could be such a freaking awful drag...but yet again hope floats until it sinks so bridgette we are hoping for all of the best for you now.