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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.
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  • MAW_OH
    Their short life span is the sad thing about dogs. They are such great companions. Andy has had a good life because you were, and still are, there for him.
    1779 days ago
    I am sorry about Andy. Give him lots and lots of love and attention.

    1779 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Oh, I'm so sorry. Our nearly-14-year-old dog was diagnosed with advanced leukemia earlier this year and went downhill so fast that we ended up having him put down within the week. It was so hard, but the right thing to do, and such a peaceful process (I wish we could do it for people!). I hope you get some more precious days with Andy.
    1780 days ago
    Im so incredibly sorry for your Andy being so sick. Its so hard to go through this time and I wish you great peace and joy during the time you do have! (((((HUGS))))))
    1780 days ago
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