Saturday, October 3

Where have I been??? - Quick Update

"Look, I got a green bandage!"

So I have been a little absent lately, and for good reason. Our little Yoda has been pretty sick. She hasn't been her self for a few weeks and we just thought it was a combination of growing pains and teething, boy were we wrong.

I brought Yoda to the vet last week for her vaccinations and because she just wasn't acting like she normally did. The vet was pretty stumped on what was wrong, but they kept her during the day to watch her. She was feeling better in the afternoon, so she got to come home. Later that night she was extremely sick. She had obvious neurological impairment and just didn't look good. So I rushed her to the ER and they put her on oxygen and started the hunt for what was wrong.

When her x-rays and blood work came back they found the problem. Poor little Yoda has pneumonia and elevated bile acids (which means her liver isn't working). So she was put on a special diet, given medicine for her pneumonia and her liver problem. We will have to wait until the pneumonia clears before we find out what is causing the liver problem (more then likely it's a liver shunt).

But the good news is Yoda is back to acting like a puppy. She is very rambunctious, barking, and being silly. Unfortunately because of her pneumonia, she isn't allowed to play and run around. She has to stay as calm as possible, which she just doesn't seem to understand.

And luckily I work at the vet school, so not only do I know everyone who is working on my little pup, I am there all day long, so I'm always there just in case something happens. I'm very happy with all the work everyone down in the clinics have done. They have really taken care of my little baby and work really hard to make sure Yoda is around for a long time.

Right now we are playing the waiting game to see how her second set of x-rays look in 10 days. Then once the pneumonia is clear she gets a CT scan, and with luck on our side, she will have a condition that is correctable by surgery. And the running joke at work right now is that I'll never be able to leave the vet school because with all the vet bills, I'll be in debt to the school for the rest of my life (but she's worth it).

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Glad to hear Yoda is up and feeling better! I hope everything works out fine with her liver!

BeadedTail said...

Poor Yoda! It so fortunate you work at the vet school so can get her the care she needs. I hope they can fix her up like new again soon!

Karen said...

Poor Yoda! I am glad she feels better but I sure wish she didn't have to undergo surgery. Thank goodness they can fix whatever is wrong.

Anna said...

Aww poor little baby! I hope Yoda's completely well really soon!

vickie said...

Poor little thing ... get well soon Yoda!!

Three Fates said...

Thank you all very much! It's been a rough week for us, but hopefully all will go well and she will be all better soon. We're hoping for the best.

Ann said...

OH Poor Yoda, I'm glad to hear she is doing a better though. So hard to keep a puppy from doing what comes natural to them ;)
Get well soon Yoda

Hot Rocks said...

Good to hear that Yoda is on the mend...she is so adorable! I used to have a pug the same color as Yoda, and she lived to be 17!

Three Fates said...

Thank you. It's been almost impossible to keep her rested, she wants to run around and play so bad. And it's hard for us not to let her since it's been a long time since she's felt this good. But hopefully everything will work in the end.

K. Nice said...

I added your button to my blog and sending lots of good thoughts your way!

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