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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

poor Budz

I just came back from the vet. He thinks Budz has large tumors in his anal sacs that will require some difficult surgery. Budz is on antibiotics for two weeks just in case the lumps are just infections, but the vet said they seemed more like tumors.

The vet also thinks that because of his age (nearly 13yrs...that's apparently like 82 human yrs), he's developed anxiety/fear responses to loud noises (even noises as simple as me chopping vegetables on the cutting board or the beeping noise played when someone swears on TV). On top of all that, Buddie's nerves have lost a lot of their myelin sheaths (the vet thinks), and this is why he has started trembling uncontrollably when he's scared of these noises.

Very disheartening. Poor Buddie. It's so tough to see him get older and have all these troubles. :( I'm bringing him back to the vet in two weeks to check to see if his swelling has gone down after the antibiotics. I know the vet isn't hopeful that it's an infection, but I'm still praying that it is (and not tumors).

15 comments:

Matt said...

I'm sorry to hear that. I hope he gets better soon. My family has had several dogs that have had unfortunate conditions develop as they got older, and its hard to see them suffer. You have my sympathy.

Tien said...

Lori, I am so sorry. We lost our family dog back in March, and it was so sudden. He was 15. There is nothing I can say to help you during this time. I just hope and wish the best for you.

Elaine said...

Oh, my goodness. I'm so sorry Lori!!!! I really hope Budz gets better soon..

Jess said...

Oh no Lori, I am very sorry to hear about your dog :( I hope he is ok soon!

LilMissSeamstress said...

Lori, I will keep buddie and your family in my prayer. Hope he will be well soon.


Jin,

Cindi said...

This literally made me want to tear because as a dog owner, I totally understand how you're feeling right now. I wish nothing but good health for Buddie and hope he gets better in no time. My thoughts are with you guys.

vintageglammz said...

Sorry to hear about Budz Lori. All the best for a speedy recovery for him.

Jamie said...

Oh no -- I'm so sorry to hear this, Lori. I hope you get good results from using the antibiotics. I'm thinking of you and your pooch.

Mandy said...

Oh Lori - I am so sorry for you and your pup! When our animal friends get older, it's always hard when they face health problems like this. I'll keep you both in my thoughts and hope that his meds will help him! He's such a cute dog!

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Marianne said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! I hope it's an infection, too. Poor Budz.

Laura said...

Praying for Budz!

emvee said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry Lori! :(

spiffy said...

Lori, I'm so sorry to hear about Buddy. Having two dogs of my own I know how hard it is when one is hurting.. I hope the antibiotics work. Give him lots of love and tenderness, thinking of you...

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Laura said...

Lori,

How are you? Is Budz OK? I hope the reason we haven't heard from you is because you are busy with the Holidays. Happy Holidays to you and your dear ones.

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