Sunday, May 31, 2009

Genie

Genie our furdaughter, has once again had surgery. About 2 years ago, she became ill, a rare illness, long story, but she wasnt suppossed to survive. She managed to survive that time of her life and for the last year and a half she's been doing really well. We thought she had kicked it all and for the rest of her life would remain ill free. When she was ill the first time, they decided to leave a tube in her that we had to drain the fluids from her chest. They said this tube shouldnt bother her.

Okkk a couple of weeks ago, we noticed she was slowing down. When she would run, she would collapse. It got so bad, when she would bark, she would collapse. Soo, we brought her back in, they did some heart tests on her, saying her heart appeared fine. The other illness--hasnt come back into play either. They decided its remotely possible the tube left in her is hitting something in her that causes her heart rate to drop which causes her to collapse. They also said removing the tube wouldnt be a big deal.

Well, She had the tube removed last Friday. Of course it took longer than they thought, was more troublesome than they thought. She is home now recovering. You can see the little bandage on her side. She has stitches and stapes on one side. She also had a heart monitor put inside her and when she collapses we are suppossed to hit this button that records what is going on with her heart. Her recovery is so slow going she isnt barking much and surely not running. Soo we havent been able to catch her collapse. She is doing ok but like i said her recovery is so slow. Its not as easy as they said it would be.

Our weekend at the camper was very nice. I hope everyone else had a great weekend. I'll be around to catch up on your blogs.

14 Thanks for your comments!:

rosemarie said...

i hope genie feels better fast,i feel so bad for her,give her a hug from me,,and thanks for helping me out with my blog...

Lady of the Mote said...

I do hope she recovers quickly it's so hard when our furkids are sick

Lilly said...

Oh poor genie, hope she is doing ok. Glad you had fun over the weekend.

The Raggedy Girl said...

You are such a good puppy Mommie. Praying for your furbaby to get all better.

The Raggedy Girl

mbkatc230 said...

Hi Dawnie. Hope that Genie recovers quickly, it sounds like she is getting great care. What was her original diagnosis, if I might ask? With her symptoms, a heart based problem would have been my first guess too. Take care of your little baby, and take care of yourself too - I know this can be very stressful for you. Hugs, Kathy

Shellmo said...

Poor sweet little Genie!! I hope she gets better - our pets do become our kids!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Bless your heart. I know how scary it is to have a very ill famiy member (and that's what our dogs are to us). I'm saying a prayer for her. I hope she's better very soon. Sounds like she's getting the best treatment possible. laurie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Dawn, How upsetting. I will put your sweet fur baby on my prayer list for a complete recovery. How in the heck would they know if the tube was bothering her or not until something like this happens. Have a super great week and keep us posted on Genie. xo Lynn

Dawn said...

glad your weekend was good... and i hope genie starts feeling better soon!

grammy said...

so sorry your dog has been having a hard time, and you lost one of the baby birds. life can be rough.

Southern Comfort said...

Poor Genie, that sounds like a tough surgery and recovery. Best wishes for her and her owners! How are rest of the baby birds?

Ginger said...

Hi Dawn:
Oh poor baby. I hope she is feeling beter soon. I hate it when our animals are sick.

Tootsie said...

poor little thing! our pets are like members of the family to us and there is nothing we don't do for them too....she is lucky to have you guys!

Sassy said...

I have such a hard time when our pets get sick or hurt....bless Genie's ♥!