Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Hey folks, Jessie here! OMD, I had a fun day yesterday! Momma came home early from work, and we went off on an ADVENTURE! We went to see the special vet, which I guess is only for really special dogs. The vet tech loved all over me, 'cause I'm Jessie. And also 'cause I'm a boxer and she loves boxers. She remembered Casey pawfectly even though he's only been there once a couple months ago. I got scritches and pets from her and the dogtor, and I even got the coolest kind of belly rub. They put me in a special pad that let me lay on my back comfortably, then the dogtor rubbed my belly with gel. It was cool and tickled. I even got to go back this morning so they could steal my blood real quick before I had breakfast. I think overall it was a pretty cool visit.

The Momma here, and sadly I'm not as happy about the visit as Jessie. Nothing dampens her spirit! But her little kidneys just can't keep up with the rest of her. They're getting worse, and there's not a lot we can do. We're moving at the specialist's recommendation to a more aggressive treatment, switching her to a stronger med and trying daily camel treatments. We went in this morning for a baseline blood test (she wasn't fasting yesterday and couldn't do it then), and we'll re-do the test in two more weeks to see if the new treatment is helping. But the vet warned me that it's a progressive disease and there's really nothing we can do but try to ease the load on her kidneys so they can work as long as possible. If she was human, she'd be on dialysis right now and on the list for a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, neither of those is an option for dogs. So we're just going to keep doing all we can to keep her with us as long as possible. She barely shows any symptoms and doesn't seem to be in any pain or discomfort at all, which is the biggest blessing. She doesn't have any idea she's sick, and we're not going to tell her! Casey, Pigeon, and I are just going to keep loving her as long as we have, whether that's 6 weeks, 6 months, or 6 years.


  1. tears running down my face, so sorry to hear this.. I agree with your last sentence, 6 weeks, 6 months or 6 years. love love love on her.. poor sweet girl...

  2. Hari OM
    OMD... Jessie, I knows your lovin' and it up there with the best. Sending some of that back via the etherwebbles.

    'Mum'... huggies to you (and Casey and Pigeon)... treasure each moment and you'll be surprised how long they last... POTP... YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Oh Jessie.....I really had to fights with my InnerNuts to get connected to check on you this morning. Me and Mom are so, so sorry that the news wasn't better but your Mom is right. You'll get a lot of extra lovin and that ain't a bad thing. You just keep on fighting girl because with the POTP from Blogville, (and it really does work) will keep you feeling good for a long long time to come. Sending lots of hugs (and prayers too).

  4. Jessie, we were hoping for better news but we know your momma is going to do her best for you and we will keep the POTP coming non stop!!!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  5. oh nooo.... I'm so sorry... I hoped so much for good news...and I hope her kidneys can be treated as long as pawsible and Jessie will have much good times with you and Casey and Pigeon... full of love and hugs and treats...

  6. Jessie, you are such a happy and beautiful girl! And we know, that you know, that you are very , very loved.
    Andrea, we wish it were better news. We will keep sending you love and encouragement. Let's hope Jessie continues to stay care-free and pain-free.

    the critters in the cottage xo

  7. You just keep on having fun, Jessie, and for a good long time! We are sending you tons of AireZen and positive vibes♥

    Love ya lots♥
    Molly and the still visiting, Mackie

  8. We're sorry to hear the test results weren't better. Our paws are crossed for Jessie and we are sending hugs to all of you.

  9. Oh Jessie bless your sweet little heart. Mom knows for a fact you are the best kisser and have the wiggliest tush. I know everyone loved you to bits The joy of being a pup is to live in the moment and girlfriend you have the bestest family. We totally agree live each day to the fullest licking up all the love and fun you can find. Miracles happen and LOVE is a good medicine.
    Hugs madi and mom

  10. Kidney disease is a tough one in dogs. We hope the new treatments will help keep Jessie happy for a very long time. We are happy to hear that she isn't in pain and doesn't know she is sick. All paws crossed for her and for Mom too.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  11. Oh Jessie, this is stunning news. I am so sorry. It sure is a blessing that you are feelin' a-okay, cause then you can have tons of funs! I am sendin' lots of POTP and keepin' my paws crossed real tight that the new treatment will help. You are just too special to have this happen to you {{{hugs}}}
    Ruby ♥

  12. We pray and pray that your stronger meds work sweetheart
    Lily & Edward

  13. This year I went through the same thing with my angel Mollie. Her annual bloodwork showed she was in kidney failure. We got meds and new food and it boosted her for a while and I ended up deciding to put her to sleep when it got bad. Kidney disease is no fun but we wish you both all the best. Lots of prayers and crossed paws here in KY for you both!

    Katie, Lucy's Mom

  14. We're sorry it's not better news. Kidney disease is so hard - it's what our great-sister Stormy battled. We are sending lots of hugs and prayers.

  15. Sad - and sending hugs. Looking at her you wouldn't know there was anything wrong, she looks so happy! I guess that means she is happy and comfortable and as long as she is we will enjoy the joy that she brings. Give her some extra pets from us. POTP that she stays comfortable and in good spirits.