Nothing major is wrong with the girl. Just a bout of Colitis. Most likely brought about by the last 5 nights of fireworks, intermittent storms and the neighbors Pit Bulls incessantly barking and howling out their misery. (The neighbors seem wholly unimpressed and getting animal control to help hasn’t happened yet.)
The problem presented with a case bad bloody diarrhea which sent us to the vet this afternoon. I figured I could wait but if I did it would for sure end up being some emergency that we would have to go to the ER vet on a Sunday. The best way to guarantee it will be something serious is to wait it out until I’m paying that hefty ER bill.
They also checked for UTI, which seems clear, but we’ll wait for the lab results to come back. I love my vet since they clearly recognized tearing Maizey away from the spot she had buried herself in my side would be further trauma to her. Instead they bought the ultra sound to us to take her urine sample. It was really interesting! They use the ultrasound to guide the needle into the bladder, thus preventing contamination of the sample and letting them check out if there are bladder or kidney stones at the same time.
So 216.00 dollars and two medications later at least we know we won’t be making an emergency trip tomorrow. Also, can I just say, Maizey is one of the most high maintenance dogs in the world, but she more than makes up for it in face hugs!
On a lighter note only 18 days till I meet our new boy! YAY!!