Sick lil Doggie

Our 11 yr old Westie -McKenzie is having some health issues.  I spent a good portion of Saturday morning at the vet.  They ran blood test, urine test and who knows what else.  She’s having a mixture of several problems- one being a double ear infection thats causing her to have fainting-like spells- its so sad she will start to walk then get off balance and flip over on her back and start flailing about like a turtle who cant get up.  They are also concerned she is in the early stages of kidney failure- she has been having accidents multiple times a day in the house- which is so out of the norm for her- she NEVER pottys in the house.  She has a heart murmur -and very low heart rate.  Im waiting to hear back from the Dr. about her blood results today- so we’ll see whats the next step.  Its hard because she is truly our first child- my husband bought her for me when we  were 1st married to keep me company.  Watching her age like this has not been easy.  

Anyway-enough of the doggie talk- I was hoping to have some pics of the boys room for you this week- I still have the other headboard to finish and also waiting for some sunshine so I can take some decent photos.  Im tweaking the living room as well now that I have the new chevron rug in place- and thank you all for the encouraging comments about the rug.  It seems many of you have hubbys and kids who are not always on board with your decorating decisions.  They will learn to love it!  hee hee. One commenter mentioned she had a similar rug and gets dizzy when she vacuums hers- LOL.


12 thoughts on “Sick lil Doggie”

  1. So sorry to hear about McKenzie! She is beautiful… I will certainly keep the both of you in my thoughts!

    Love the comment about vacuuming the rug…

  2. Brianne says:

    SO SO sorry about your adorable dog. I thought you were telling my story for a second. We have an 11 year old dog, who is also our “first child”. She also started having major problems this weekend which has been time consuming, heart breaking and horrible. I hope things end up okay for both of them 🙂

  3. Simply LKJ says:

    So sorry to hear about McKenzie. I went through that years ago with my beloved 15 year old Cocker Spaniel. We have 3 dogs now, one of which is our beloved Golden who is 11 almost 12. I am dreading the day his health starts failing. Praying for ya’ll!!

  4. Oh Amanda, I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine how awful it is to watch her go through this. I’ll keep you all in my thoughts. Sometimes life is so hard…

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about McKenzie. Our dog is a HUGE part of our family so I know what a difficult time this can be. I’ll be sending you all positive thoughts.

  6. Shannon says:

    I hope McKenzie is on the mend soon. I feel the same way about my dog Roscoe. We lost her this past summer due to old age. We had her before we had kids and I refered to her as my “first baby.” Give your fur baby a big hug and a kiss from me.

  7. She has the sweetest face! I hope she gets well soon. That has got to be so hard seeing her age and have health issues.

  8. poor McKenzie. she is just adorable and looks like a little sweetie. I hope she id feeling better…

  9. Noting worse then a sick dog! Feels like your child but they can’t talk! I hope things turn out well for him!

  10. Donna says:

    i’m so sorry to hear about your sweet pup! Prayers for a good recovery and good test results!!

  11. Christy says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your sweet baby!! It brought tears to my eyes!! Our dog is our child, so we feel the same way about our dog as you do. I hope you get good test results and a full recovery!!

  12. negcurt says:

    so sorry to hear about your dog – we just lost our 14-year old last week due to a stroke, so this really hit home. But just wanted to let you know that kidney issues are not the end of the story for many dogs. One of our other dogs had this issue. Special food helped for quite a while, and when that stopped working subcutaneous fluids that we administered really gave him good quality of life (i.e., swimming, chasing balls, etc)for more than another year– and yes, we are a little crazy about our dogs, but it was easy to do, really, and not expensive. Good luck!

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