Monday, June 17, 2013

I Just Can't Take Much More...

You know how sometimes you get into a cycle in life where you just keep getting bad news and you wonder just how much more you can take?  That is where I am right now.  

Today the vet called me with the results of Liesl's lab work from Saturday.  She said that there is something going on with Liesl's liver levels and it is slightly enlarged.  She said that the edges are sharp instead of round which is a good sign.  She also said it is the proper density.  She also said that there was protein in her urine, indicating something is going on with the kidneys.  She said that it could be an infection, or Cushing's Disease, or cancer.   She did say that Liesl is a little young for that so I am taking that as a sign of hope.  I am praying that it is an infection and can be treated with antibiotics, starting tomorrow.  Liesl does not appear to be sick, eats normally, and is playful.  She is a little sleepier than usual from the Benadryl she is on.  

The vet was able to get Liesl an appointment tomorrow with a specialist for an ultrasound of her liver, kidneys and gallbladder.  I am scared to death and will probably not sleep a wink tonight.  My heart hurts.  I just want her to be okay, feel good and live a long, happy life.  

I did ask the vet on a scale of 1 to 10 how serious this is and how concerned she is.  She said that she is at a 4.  She said that she feels that I should get it checked out as soon as possible to give myself some peace of mind.  

We are now going on seven weeks, since the first diagnosis of the heart condition.  Then she was just so miserable and uncomfortable with the flea allergy and her system being overwhelmed by histamine.  The poor girl has been poked, prodded, x-rayed and has just had to be in the scary vet's office so much.  I pray with my entire being that Liesl will be okay, that she will be healthy and live a very long time with me.  She is only six years old and each day with her is full of joy.  I just pray that I get to feel that joy for many years to come.  

Any prayers and good thoughts would be so greatly appreciated.


Vicky said...

Sending super big good thoughts to you and Leisl.

Cindy said...

Prayers and hugs for you both. I hope you get some sleep.

Jeanne said...

Keeping good thoughts for you and Liesl. I hope this turns out to be a minor issue that can be corrected. Maybe all the medications are affecting her liver, who knows. I'm sure the financial stress of all this doesn't help either, it can get pretty expensive with all the tests, etc. Hoping for better days ahead!

Gloria said...

You and Liesl have certainly had your share of bad news. I hope and pray that whatever is going on with Liesl can be easily corrected.

Suzanne said...

Patti, I'm still thinking about you and praying for you and sweet Liesl!


Laura said...

Hi Patti & Liesl,

I stopped by to see if there was an update - both of you have been in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs to you both!!!