August 7th, 2008



Hey all,
I just thought if anyone would understand how I feel today it would be you all.

I found out today Gracie probably is in the last weeks of her life. I am so devastated.

Apparently she has a tumor growing around her heart cutting off her blood flow. They said it was about 4 inches in size and probably has been growing for about the last year. I am loyal with my vet visits but it just wasn't something that was found until they did a chest xray.

I love her so much. I hate to see her die. I don't know what I will do when she is gone. All day today I have just been laying beside her giving her kisses and holding her. The vet said we would know when it was time to bring her in. I have had 7 great years with her.

I have been here and seen many of you lose your loved ones too. It is just hard to deal with you know?


Cost of LP surgery?

I know this is a very relative thing, but for those of you with pups who had surgery for a luxating patella, would you mind telling me how much you were charged?  Oreo was diagnosed last week, no joint damage, and her patella can be luxated manually but easily goes back into place.  So, not a severe/urgent case but she definitely needs the surgery. The surgeon is charging $2700 including x-rays.  Does that sound right?  We’re in the Seattle area if it makes a difference.


This surgery absolutely has to be done, and we’ll definitely pay whatever it costs, but at the same time I don’t want to get ripped off, ya know?