Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Here I Am!

I haven't gone away forever. I didn't even mean to go away for a couple of days. Well, from the internet. I did mean to go away for Christmas, though, and here I am now. Traveling was good, being here is good, snow is pretty, champagne is yummy.

Dog update is that she is in Alex & Kath's capable hands. Before I left she was already much more herself. She's still got some blood in the pee but she clearly feels so much better. We've gotten urinalysis results and are waiting for the urine culture results. Urinalysis says she's got an infection (surprise!) and the urine culture will confirm that we're using the right antibiotics. I suspect we'll need a second round but that's a question for after Christmas. There's a slim chance that she has the very tiny beginnings of kidney failure but the symptom in question can also be brought on by the extra drinking and peeing you do when you've got a bladder/kidney infection. So I'm not too worried. I'm worried, of course, but I'm not as despairing as I was last weekend.

Well, this Happy Christmas Eve post sure took a turn for the worse, didn't it?

Merry Christmas! Have a lovely time with your people and eat lots of delicious things and snuggle up with something (or someone!) warm. I'll see you on the other side. I might even bring pictures!



  1. Anonymous9:42 AM

    Have a good one, Kizz,

    Yr. Ol' Pal,

  2. Glad you're safe...I was a bit concerned.

    Merry Christmas, Kizz.

  3. I googled "urine culture" and all I got was pictures of something called a "golden shower". I hope that's not what you're getting.

    Unless you're into that.

  4. She seems to be doing a lot better. Not a lot of blood in the urine, but she's still stopping a lot for pees, even if nothing is coming out. Boy is she a stubborn pill-taker!!

  5. Thanks for the update! Glad you're here and Em is well there (thanks, Kath!)! Have a merry one!

    Oh, and have your people clear snow off their rooves... it's raining in my guest room (that's one way to prevent the parents for spending the night).

  6. Poor sweet puppy! I hope she does all right. the upside for dogs and pill-taking is they get so many yummy treats as bribes for taking them.

    Have a wonderful Christmas, enjoy the prettiness of the snow and not the slushiness!

  7. happy holidays, Kizz. Enjoy your time off!
    I'm glad about your dog. Whew.

    That's good news!

  8. Anonymous10:30 AM

    Hoping for the best for doggie.

    Enjoy the holiday season.