Tuesday, December 3, 2013

That UTI looks good on ya.

Hallmark doesn't make a card that says, "Congratulations on your hellacious urinary tract infection." But they should. Because I would so totally buy it.

The labradoodle? He of the emergency vet visit, wherein the vet said, "Oh, there's way too much blood for this to be a UTI, and I saw a mass?" That guy?

Turns out the mass was just blood clots. Turns out the dude just has the world's most horrific UTI.

Hurray!

I mean, I've had a few UTIs, and ohsweetOprah, they are horrendous. But having Big Doodle be miserable and on freakin' amoxicillin is a gajillion times better than my poor kid having a mass in his bladder.

Basically, I just paid $1390 for amoxicillin and Big Doodle's medically necessary and really unfortunate manscaping. But I'm kind of OK with that. I just couldn't fathom that we could lose both the labradoodles in a year. I couldn't wrap my brain around the idea that the gentle horse that I walk around the neighborhood every day could be deathly ill.

I am so, so thankful that I didn't have to.

I don't care that we aren't sure how we're going to cover this bill. I don't care that we're really not having Christmas now. I just don't care. I'm so thankful for my boy.

Thank you all for your kind words. I appreciate you more than you'll ever know.
This is us, leaving the vet. Labradoodles are totally into selfies, yo. 

12 comments:

Jenny Hart Boren said...

Yay! Yay! Yay!
Also: you're done Christmas shopping! Yay!

Carolyn Watson said...

That's such fantastic news! He must be miserable, but he'll get better! Merry Christmas. Relax and enjoy.

Carolyn Watson said...

That's such fantastic news! He must be miserable, but he'll get better! Merry Christmas. Relax and enjoy.

Cinny said...

I'd say his health is your Christmas present, so put a red bow on this sweet boy's collar and have a merry, merry.

smalltownme said...

I am so glad he's going to be ok. Best gift of all!

Average Jane said...

Poor dog dude! I'm glad it's fixable, even if it is expensive.

cookingwithgas said...

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus... Merry Christmas.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Hip hip hooray!

Rainbow Motel said...

The UTI is a special hell that only our enemies should know. Glad that everyone is on the mend.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I've been out of the loop but I am so very glad that it is "just" a UTI. Now to get him healthy again -- you are already showing happiness. ♥

Mrs. G. said...

I'm so happy to hear it wasn't a malignant mass. I hope he's feeling all zippy now though my vet told me that it is amazing how dogs remain upbeat even in pain. I saw this in action when it took me a day to realize my pup had stuck his paw through the neighbor's fence only to have it bitten by is dog. He was jumping around all day and I only caught on because I saw him obsessively licking the paw.

Here's to loving, loyal and healthy pups.

Mrs. G. said...

I'm so happy to hear it wasn't a malignant mass. I hope he's feeling all zippy now though my vet told me that it is amazing how dogs remain upbeat even in pain. I saw this in action when it took me a day to realize my pup had stuck his paw through the neighbor's fence only to have it bitten by is dog. He was jumping around all day and I only caught on because I saw him obsessively licking the paw.

Here's to loving, loyal and healthy pups.