Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Update On Sadie The German Shepherd.
Sadie had her procedure under a local anaesthetic, to drain all the fluid away from her tummy yesterday. They were able to use a local anaesthetic because she is such a gentle easy going old thing.
Unbelievably they drained almost a gallon from her before they had to stop as she was getting very uncomfortable. Her tummy is still swollen despite the amount taken away.
The diagnosis at the moment is that the problem is with her heart. She is a very old girl now. Walking any distance is a problem for her. I am making her a little cart that she can get into if she gets tired on a walk.
She is on a course of diuretic tablets. She has another appointment at the vet on Friday.
She ate half of her dinner last night and was very defensive of the bone Tricia gave her when the cat got too close to it, so she still has some spirit in her.
She is up and about this morning. We might take a little stroll later and see how she gets on.
Thank you all for the good wishes. It means a lot to know you care. I am sorry for not updating earlier but last night I was feeling rather tired myself.