Tuesday, November 16, 2010

17 - I think I had a Heart Attack today

Okay, so not really, but this is what I came home to...

Umm, yea, that would be a firetruck, ambulance and two police cars in front of my house. I couldn't get into our driveway, so I immediately called my mom to figure out what happened, because quite honestly, I was thinking the worst!

So, what had actually happened was that my mom came from chasing one of our insane dogs who had escaped. As she was pulling up our driveway, she saw the neighbor raise both his hands and assumed that he was waving to her. Then in an instant, she saw him fall, head first off of their brick wall and hit the ground. He was having a seizure. It was awful. My mom is a nurse so she knew what to do right away. It was super scary, but he is ok now. They took him to the hospital and he's hopefully getting his needs met!

Now, this little lovey...

We finally heard back from the vet specialist today. He was super nice and really helped us make what we think is a good decision. He said based on all of this newest lab testing, it could be one of two things... leukemia or a bowel disorder. Both are treated with Steroids. He said the only way to know for sure was to have a $600 bone biopsy done on him. We opted not to do the testing. Essentially it is doing a test to find out for certain whether or not he has cancer, but honestly, it isn't necessary. Since both ailments are treated the same, it makes sense to save the money from the test and keep it in his own little fund. From now on, he won't be able to be around puppies, stay in kennels or really do anything that could compromise his immune system. Steroids suppress the immune system, so we will just have to be careful and watchful of all things that go on with him! We are so relieved to just have a bit more of an answer!

Also, I found out 2 more friends are pregnant today... what is going on?! ha!

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