Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Girl is Fine!

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.

10 comments:

Green said...

I am very relieved for you guys.

Also, this may sound crazy, but your bedding looks familiar. Umm... have we met? Have I slept over? I am confused. Maybe we're related? I have a big family and haven't met ALL the cousins ...

followthatdog said...

I don't think we've met. But by any chance do you get the Garnet Hill catalog? That's where I got it.

Anonymous said...

Were you nekked?

poopsy said...

Those near you may want to make note of this story, should they ever be served pie at your house.

followthatdog said...

Ooh, good point. I must state for the record, I threw away the pie plate immediately after letting out a whoop of excitement over the deep yellow of her pee.

Саричка said...

So glad to know she is going to be alright! I was really worried for her (and you!).

geekymummy said...

so glad that she is OK! and sorry you went through the worry of it all.

Kaza said...

Woo-hoo!!!

Love the image of you chasing the dog around to catch pee! It almost made me pee laughing about it!

Mrs. F said...

Yay! That is so great that she is not as sick as you thought!

I would have paid good money to get video of you chasing the poor dog around with a pie tin! Sheer awesomeness is all I can imagine!

Mrs. Tantrum said...

I think that you are perfectly sane.

Insane is when your husband didn't get to the vet in time to pick up your beloved dog when she had just had a kidney stone the size of a GOLF ball removed from her and she had to spend the night there. Insane is then in a pregnant hormonal spaz you don't sleep and make him stay at work for the night because you are certain that she is "cold/alone/going to die" without you.

And I cannot tell you how many times I have had to do the morning catch urine thing around here...not an easy task, but well worth it in the end.

Glad to hear everything is OKAY.

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