June 22, 2013

White Dog looked at me and asked, "what happened?" When we talked to the vet hospital this morning things were positive and we were making plans to bring Puff home. She would still need oxygen but last year we learned how to turn a solid sided travel crate into an oxygen tent...and I have an oxygen concentrator for my own use...so we had the vet's blessing to go.

Steve went to work and the plan was I would check with the hospital late afternoon and we would bring our girl home after class.

At 3:30pm I talked to a very puzzled vet who was asking permission to keep our girl for one more night. She was responding well to the medications and was fine resting in oxygen but still having issues in room air. But that was not the problem.

Seems late in the morning, Puff had a coughing fit that ended with her "alligatoring" on the floor of her crate, twisting and rolling over and over writhing. The event ended with Still Another White Dog passing a huge stream of urine and then lying lethargically. The vet said it was not a seizure, that Puff was fully conscious, and that her vitals returned to what they had been right after the incident. This did not fit into any disease profile they could connect and that puzzled them.

They want to keep Puff overnight to make sure there are no further occurrences. And want Dr. Ries their geriatric specialist who saw Puff last year to look her over. There is concern over her collapsing trachea and bronchial stem although the alligator incident, they admit, seems unrelated. So we wait until tomorrow.

Steve stopped on his way home from school to see her and got to stroke her head and tell her we all love her. She was quiet but seemed glad to see him.

Tonight the vet reiterated that she felt Puff, if there is nothing new, should be able to come home especially since we can provide oxygen therapy, but of course the final decision will be Dr. Ries' (a fine healer but NOT our Dr. Julia whose advice I so crave right now).

We have the modified crate nearly ready. The pack wants nothing more than to be complete. They do not understand and each is missing Puff in their own way. Even Michael is having difficulties with her absence. Please help bring our little girl home with your positive thoughts and wellness wishes. It is a fact that pets and humans alike heal better and recover quicker in their own environment.

I miss my girl.


KB Bear said...

We send you tons and tons of positive thoughts. We hope that Puff is home with you tomorrow... and that she has a smooth recovery. We all are with you in spirit.

Beth said...

All my Prayers to her and you. I have tears in my eyes. I'm glad you have the things you need for her.

Beth said...

All my Prayers to her and you. I have tears in my eyes. I'm glad you have the things you need for her.

Sam said...

We are sending prayers her way and sending lots of healing GOLDEN vibes.


Brian said...

All of us are sending very loud healing purrs and prayers to dear Puff. We sure hope all is okay and home is in sight quickly. Hugs to you sweet Puff.

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, wow. We are sending so many purrs and prayers and healing energy to Puff. Love and hugs to you all, dear ones.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Here come my positive thoughts and wishes- sailing across the sky in magic balloons!

Random Felines said...

oh how scary.....we had to go back to catch up and we are so sorry that Puff is sick. we hope she was able to come home and is better with the love and support of the WDA. we are sending lots of purrs.....

rottrover said...

We've never heard of an "alligator" event, but it sounds very scary and we're glad it happened at the vet's and not at home. Were sending lots and lots of rottie strength to the WDA and especially to Puff. Hoping she returns home to her own den tomorrow. Sending love and strength,

Bart, Ruby and Otto

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That is a new one on us too. We have everything we can cross crossed for little Puff to be well enough to come home and be loved by her Pack.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Everybuddy, we have paws crossed your little Puff will be home soon. Gentle hugs to all.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Ginger Jasper said...

You have got my very loudest purrs, my paws are crossed and mum sends her prayers that your girl comes home.. Come on sweet girl your pack needs you.. Hugs GJ xx

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh Puff...what's happening to you.

We have all our paws crossed that you feel better soon and get to go back home again.

Mom is saying extra prayers and is sending comforting thoughts your way.

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Wesa giving Puff our fullbody power of the paw. In our brains we are thinking, "Puff will be home with the WDA tomorrow!! Puff will be home with the WDA tomorrow!!"
Much Luvums and Cuddles,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi