After a panicky and stressed out night, I got the call from the vet today. Everything looks good. The blood tests show her kidney function is smack in the middle of the normal range, there is no sign of Cushing's Disease and no real understanding of why her urine might have been dilute. The vet wants me to finish the course of antibiotics then bring in a first morning urine catch just to make sure there is no more problem with her ability to concentrate urine. I have never been more excited to hear my dog has a UTI. Really, it was the best news ever.
If you need more evidence that I am nearing insanity, I'm going to give you one more tidbit. This morning, before the vet called, I made Nikita go outside and used a pie tin to catch some of her pee just to make sure it was not pale. After watching Mao decline, I know what dilute urine looks like, and I just needed to convince myself she was going to be ok. So here I was, chasing my poor dog around the yard trying to slip a pie tin under her bum as she relieved herself. I must say she looked a little surprised by the whole exercise. That pee was bright yellow for the record. And yes, I should probably be seeking some kind of help for my insanity.
A special note to all of those who took time to comment yesterday. Thank you. I cannot express in words how much your kindness meant to me.
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