Friday, January 8, 2016

Terrible update

Jessie's second blood test results are in, and unfortunately they confirm she's definitely in renal failure. :( Momma and I are just reeling at this news. Right now we're just focusing on the next step, which is figuring out the cause so we know if and how we can treat it. Jessie will be going to the vet tomorrow for some abdominal scans to see if she has both kidneys, if they're normal-sized, etc. Then we'll be trying to get into the specialist early next week.

We were NOT expecting this news and aren't sure what's going to happen from here. I have some LBR cousins who have had long and happy lives with kidney problems, so we're trying to stay positive. Please extend some Power of the Paw for Jessie -- she needs every bit she can!!

Don't worry, kid. I'm here for you.

29 comments:

Murphy said...

I thought for sure the tests were going to show a false positive. We are crossing our paws as hard as we can and praying that the dogtur will give you some hope that she can lead a long life and just get treatment. We just put her up on the POTP blog.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh dear, we are so sorry. We were so hoping it was not the case. We have heard that if you catch kidney issues early enough, there are things that can be done to give Jessie a good life. We hope that is the case. All the POTP we can muster for her and you.

That is such a precious photo.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Idaho PugRanch said...

You know you have our strongest pug POTP and prayers coming your way.
love
Mr Bailey, Hazel, Mabel & Mom

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Sweet Jessie, Casey and Momma
We were not expecting this news. We are sure hoping there is something that can be done to help treat Jessie.
Kitty Kisses and mom hugs.
Madi
Please keep us posted
Hugs Madi your bfff


LBJ said...

I'm so sorry for this terrible news. With careful changes to diet and meds, many dogs with renal failure live months and often years. Here's to the best possible outcome with this diagnosis, with your love and care.

LBJ said...

I'm so sorry for this terrible news. With careful changes to diet and meds, many dogs with renal failure live months and often years. Here's to the best possible outcome with this diagnosis, with your love and care.

Amber DaWeenie said...

This is terrible news to hear, especially when it isn't expected and there are no symptoms. We will continue sending lots of POTP and prayers....

MilitaryPugWife said...

So sorry! We are sending love and pug hugs! Xxoo maddiethepug

Dory and the Mama said...

We are sending lots of positive POTP that Jessie can be treated and get back to her happily ever after!! We love the fact that you are there for her Casey!

Ruby said...

Oh gurl! I am so sorry to hears this...I am sendin' lots and lots and lots of POTP and healin' vibes and AireZens your way!!! (and some margaritas for your Moms and Pops)
I am very hopeful that your peeps will figure out how to help you my sweet furiend!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Team Beaglebratz said...

Oh darn it all - we at Team Beaglebratz wuz really hopin'n prayin'that the test result wuz wrong. Ok - so now we r gonna channel our POTP, prayerz an'hopez that u find what iz causin'it an'stop it or treat it.
Lord Shiloh'n Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor an'our mom

angelswhisper2011 said...

Poor Jessie :( Sending Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers to feel better soon <3 <3 <3

Julie said...

Oh Jessie, this is so unfair, sending you lots of POTP sweetie and big hugs to you all
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Mitch and Molly said...

Our paws are crossed for you and we're sending lots and lots of AireZen your way, Jessie!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Sandra said...

prayers going up for Jessie and you and Casey.. i am with you, just shocked. hugs and love coming your way

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh this is just not what's wanted, is it??? Jessie, my niece is in hospital this very minute with renal failure and she is staying strong and pawsitive and I am hoping that you can too.... and your furmily! All the POTP I can muster and spare is coming your way, with blessings hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

So, so sad for you. Sending hugs and POTP.

Mark Muller said...

Jessie alll the POTP and healing and magic Weim-hugs to you... my paws are crossed and I hope for some good news when you see the vet tomorrow.

Millie and Walter said...

We have our paws crossed for you Miss Jessie.

M. K. Clinton said...

We are sending our love and POTP to you, Jessie. ♥

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH JESSIE..... WE are So sorry to hear that you are feeling sick...
CASEY... WE are sending your Sister 87 bazillion Strong Dachshund VIBES >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> and a HOOOOGE Dose of POTP... and LOTS and LOTS of love fur ALL of you.

Jans Funny Farm said...

This is never news we want to hear so we know you are reeling from the diagnosis. We pray Jessie will have many good years with you, despite her illness. A warm hug, purrs and paw taps.

The Army of Four said...

We are praying for you TONS and TONS, Jessie!!! One of my litter-mate sisters went into kidney failure, but is doing MUCH better with a change in diet. We will pray that you do well and can manage the kidney disease.
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Sully said...

Sending Jessie lots of POTP and positive vibes.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Sarge said...

Oh, Jessie I'm just beyond stunned and so sorry you have these sickies. With all of the love and POTP coming to you from all of Blogville I'm sure this will be something that can be treated. Meanwhile even more extra strong healing vibes and all of our love headed your way. I'm also sending hugs to your Mom and Casey too. Crossing my paws for you.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We have been away from blogging fur a little bit, and we are shocked to read this news about Jesse. We are sending tons of Power of the Paw fur her to get better soon!

Frank The Tank said...

I am sending Power of the Paw for Jessie, bless her heart, I hope that she will be ok, you are all in my thoughts and sending prayers that she can be treated and get better soon! Love and Licks from your Friend Frank XxxxX

Marty the Manx said...

Sending POTP and healing karma for Jessie!
Marty and the Gang

LP said...

Sending lot so f love to Jessie and to you too Andrea. We are here in spirit for you both. We will keep checking back for progress reports.

Lots of love and hugs,

the critters in the cottage and their Mama Sophie XO