Friday, March 22, 2013
Update on Stella
After seeing the vet last night he decided he was keeping her for further tests. He gave her IV's while I stayed with her and a shot to calm her stomach down so she wouldn't keep throwing up. I actually didn't realize they were going to keep her, I THOUGHT she would get her IV and shot and come home and I would bring her back this morning for tests etc. The vet must have thought I was one dense mom cos I kept going with her, until finally they took her and walked toward the little room where they keep them, THEN it dawned on me I couldn't take her home. He told me that dogs rest better where it is quiet etc. etc. and at THAT moment I became a Vets worse nightmare cos I informed him that stellie really isn't a real dog, but a little angel that is my blessing everyday and she has never been away from us from the time I picked her up out of that awful pen at the puppy mill. Then I started bawling!!! I could tell he felt bad for me and bad for stellie. So I came home without her. Even with Maggie running all around playing (I don't think she even knew stella was gone) our house was to quiet and to empty. Our bed had wayyyy to much room in it last night and everytime I woke up I couldn't hardly breathe.
This is what I did several times last night....I imagined stella in my head at that moment in that little pen and i told her to rest, and lay quietly and I would be there today. I told myself as long as I could "think her alright and not crying...then she would feel that also and be able to rest...."
I know i am certainly not the exception when our babies are not home with us, and lots of you guys have had to go through this also ....its pretty hard tho when it happens.
The vet said he thinks what happens is the treats may have had to much fat, or grain or something that upset her stomach to the point she couldn't stop getting sick, then she stopped drinking and became very dehydrated etc. He said they would do blood work today, and she would need to eat at least a tsp. of wet food and drink some water and we would keep her on the wet food when she got home.
I just called and they said she didn't throw up last night, and they were getting ready to do blood test. They were gonna offer her food and water late this morning and if she did okay, I could call back late this afternoon. This is my plan...if she won't eat for them, I am just gonna go over later and try myself, yep I am one of those momma's.
I do want to share this with you though, just to show you the heart that Stella has. When we arrived at the Vet there were three other little dogs there waiting to see him. Stella who you know will never walk outside of our yard, walked over to them, like "Hi guys, I am here to play with you!" Her tail was wagging, and she was pugsmiling at them, and just was so sweet!" It was like it became her job to make them feel comfortable about the vet visit. She didn't even act sick. But after a little bit, she laid down under my feet and stayed there, and I could see she was sick. Bless her little heart...