Andy's Experiencing Kidney Failure
Friday, July 12, 2013
It’s time for Danny and I to prepare ourselves to lose our precious little Andy; our Yorkie for 14 ½ years. His kidney’s are starting to fail. He spent last night at the vets for some IV fluids. The vet said it’s a matter of time. She said probably 3-6 mos. Then she said not more than a year. I had just told Danny the day before, we probably needed to start preparing ourselves for the inevitable. But still, when she told us kidney failure, I was surprised and saddened. Last night, we did OK considering what’s ahead of us, but the longer I sat at home, the sadder I got. I’m OK today, but haven’t talked to the vet yet. I called, but she was in to see a “patient”, so I’m sitting here waiting on them to call me back while I’m here at work. I don’t want to be here, I want to go get my Andy.
UPDATE: I got a voicemail from the vet around 10:00. She said he feels good; he feels so good that he chewed his IV line out, so she wanted to keep him longer to make sure they get enough IV fluids in him. Later around 4:00 she called me and said I could come pick him up. His cretin (sp?) level was back down which is good. She said he must be feeling good because he "talked" to them all day wanting out of his cage and when she would open up the door to feed him, all he would do was try to get out. He wouldn't eat. Anyway, he's home as of now, feeling good so far and eating well. He was hungry and thirsty when I got him home. He was even eating my ice before that, because he was so thirsty. I will carry him back Thursday to see how he's doing. Anyway, I'm sure this is going to be an up and down process for a while. We will just take the vet's lead on this and do whatever she tells us. Whatever time we have left with him will be a blessing and the chance to give him a little more love as long as we can keep him comfortable.