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07 July 2007 @ 02:11 pm
LULUBELLE UPDATE..FROM G'S JOURNAL  
Lulu is in the hospital for kidney failure. She JUST turned two. I don't understand why this is happening but I am so upset. The dr called me and left a message last night. He said he just got her blood results in and that is was URGENT we bring her in right that second to flush out her system because her kidneys were failing.

I was walking a stupid dog at the time.. thank god michael was home!! So he ran her to the vet and 6-7 people were waiting for her. They put her on the table and started hooking up IV's.. they had to get a urine sample from her too and she just layed there so sweetly and shook. Michael said she gave him a lick when he went to kiss her goodbye. 

He called me to tell me he dropped her off and i thought for sure she was dead because he was sobbing so hard. :( 

He said the DR. had to open the door for him because he couldnt see from crying. I sobbed all night long. Thinking for sure she wouldn't make it through the night. I hardly slept at all and shot up awake and 7am to go and see her. As soon as they unlocked the door at 8 we walked in. She was in a cage looking at us with her big doe eyes and her ears back. She looked good! 

 Much better than last night when she was quivering and convulsing and crying. The lady said she just walked her and she wouldnt poop or pee but she saw her drinking and eating a bit. They said we could walk her. We took her out and her dr. came walking up. She wiggled at him! We were so happy she was wiggling again. 

Her dr. said that was a very good sign to see her perky. She of course pooped and peed for us :) We took her back in and wanted to hook her back up to the IV. She immediately started to make a bed in her cage. She kept trying to get under her blanket Michael took for her. She was trying so hard she rubbed her lip raw on the towel in her cage and it started bleeding :(

I hope they took care of that. We are going to go see her again right now. I am just so distraught. She has to stay there for 5 days!! I have no idea what's after the 5 days? Will she be able to live with out an IV pumping through her? I dont care if I have to go give her 100$ weekly shots. I will to keep her alive. I just hope there is a solution.... 

I can't imagine life with out my Lulu Belle.
 
 
I am feeling: hopefulhopeful
 
 
 
evilyn13 on July 7th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
ooooh my heart goes out to you both! I can't imagine how you must be feeling. I am looking forward to hearing some good news soon.
Sheri: ALL MY RECORDS BY sleepkissingbooksaremyhabit on July 8th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
thanks
yes, Genevieve is REALLY upset..it's her baby afterall, you know how it is ;~)
NH: Nicole: Maizy Lapxsaltyx on July 7th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
Oh no. We're sending positive vibes! :(
Sheri: BEAMS OF LIGHT FASHION BY fashionvixenbooksaremyhabit on July 8th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
thank you sweetheart
shawnidontwannafeel on July 7th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
oh thats so difficult. we are praying for you and Lulu
Sheri: straightblondehairstairs by zinkbooksaremyhabit on July 8th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
thanks, very much
LaDiabla: Killroy was hereladiabla on July 7th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
oh my God I don't even know what to say except I am so so sorry to hear this.
Sheri: STONEHENGE LOVE BY icons_whisperedbooksaremyhabit on July 8th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
thank you, I know, what can you say?
jennygel7: Saidiejennygel7 on July 8th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
Thank goodness!!!!

If you have a huge vet bill and don't have enough $$$ you should leave your paypal address on your journal or Boston Buddies. I'll send you some money and I'm sure others will as well.

Poor Lulu - we hope she starts feeling better soon.
jennygel7: saysaysayjennygel7 on July 8th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
I meant thank goodness she's better than the last post!
Sheri: HEART SUNGLASSES BY gaffebooksaremyhabit on July 8th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
that's so sweet
Loving Life: Boston Slobberllinthesand on July 8th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
That is a good sign... that she was up and had energy!!! We are praying for Lulu --- keep me posted!!!
Sheri: REBEL JABBAbooksaremyhabit on July 8th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
I think so too!
G says that it's either acute or chronic and the acute is what they're hoping for
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Sheri: BABY ON LILYPAD BY fluidic_iconsbooksaremyhabit on July 8th, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
thank you, yes I know the kind LOL..I love that kind ;~)
nobodyinternal_hell on July 8th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
She's beautiful
Awwww, poor baby! I sure hope she will be okay. I remember when my Lady Bug had to spend several days at the vet for getting poisoned out in a cotton field. She was touch and go for awhile and I cried until I knew she was okay. I know some of what you are going through and my thoughts are prayers go out to you and your dog.
Sheri: BABY G AND MOMbooksaremyhabit on July 8th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
Re: She's beautiful
yes, then you know what my daughter's going thru..so sad..we're all very upset, Lulu is just the sweetest dogs, seriously, she's a total lover
raymiewraymiew on July 8th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
Albus and I send healing wishes
Sheri: 2 DOGS RUNNING AWAYbooksaremyhabit on July 8th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
thank you very much
Stacysatyr8 on July 8th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
Thanks for the update! Let us know if you need help and if this is going to be super expensive, you are all so loved I bet many folks would chip in to help. Our hearts are with you.
Sheri: sideviewcliphfashion by zinkbooksaremyhabit on July 8th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
thanks, that's very nice..it's like family here, esp when it's a puppy we've all seen grow up, even before they're born we follow the story..so I know many people are thinking good thoughts for miss lulu
Barbara: Bruinkicksav29 on July 8th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
Bruin and I are sening thoughts, prayers and puppy kisses! Please please PLEASE keep us updated. My mother had a dog that went into kidney failure and its scary. And if the bills get high just let us know...I'm sure we can paypal something! :)
Sheri: OLD HANDS PETTING KITTEN BY deluding_mysbooksaremyhabit on July 8th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
thanks so much
what happened with your mom's dog?
Barbarakicksav29 on July 8th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
She was in the hospital for a few days and eventually came home. She was on special foods for the rest of her life, and had to have some sort of shots. A couple years later, when she was 12, she went into full blown kidney failure and didn't make it....but she also had liver problems and kidney problems due to her racing (she was a rescued greyhound).

But we are holding out for the best for little LuLu Bell!