Thursday, January 31, 2008

Life Is A 50/50 Proposition


My dog Wenzel, which some of you have had the pleasure of meeting, is now in a vet hospital fighting for her life. She has some kind of blood disorder, where her body is attacking red blood cells. The blood cell carcasses are stopping up her system causing systemic organ failure. These are big city docs who remind me of "Dr. House" in that they get all the really hard cases.

Wenzel is in the best hands possible. A sample of her blood has been sent to Colorado for "testing". These guys don't just neuter pit bulls...

It has been one roller coaster week so far, and I am glad that tonight, I can sleep, knowing that there is nothing I can do.

18 comments:

Cheesy said...

[[[[ scott ]]]]
{{{{{{{{{{Wenzel}}}}}}}}
You are in my thoughts~~

Nancy Dancehall said...

Aw. Sending good thoughts your and Wenzel's way

meno said...

I am so sorry. There's just not much sadder than a sick animal.

Fight on Wenzel.

Mushy said...

You both are in my thoughts and prayers...sorry man...I've been there several times and I know it isn't easy. Sorry.

Dogbait said...

Thinking of you, mate.

citizen of the world said...

You'vve had a rough go with your dogs lately. I'm sorry.

Shirley said...

I'm so sorry, Scott. Our dogs bring us so much love and joy, and they can also break our hearts. I certainly hope the vets are able to come up with a fix for Wenzel. The both of you will be in my heart.

Jeannie said...

How horrible for both of you. Is it anything like how Tuti went? If so, could there be something somewhere in the vicinity that they both stumbled into? Does a neighbor have an unusual hobby or work using chemicals? Geez. Hope the docs get it figured out.

LadyBronco said...

Oh Scott...

You and your baby are in my thoughts & prayers.

Hang in there.

Bob said...

oh, man. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you both.

Scott from Oregon said...

Thank you all for all of the kind thoughts. Wenzel got a blood transfusion last night. She is stable today. They need to keep her stable while the drugs take time to work. Test results are all due in this afternoon and evening.

Thank You all again for the warmth and concern!

Scott--

JamieSmitten said...

Boom sends puppy get well wishes. Dog parenting is the hardest job ever. XO

Jhianna said...

I'm so glad she's stable - and I'll keep sending love that way.

Anne said...

Warm thoughts and wishes to Wenzel for a speedy recovery. You've had a tough go of it with your beloved dogs. I've been there, for sure. I hope there's good news on your next post.

Jean said...

oh, dear Scott. Hoping the meds are doing their job quickly.
All good thoughts for you and darling Wenzel.

Flat Coke and Flies said...

As a fellow dog lover I can only imagine how you feel. I'm glad she is getting the best possible help and you're doing all you can to save her.

Schmoopie said...

Our puppies send their love and butt sniffs her way. Poor baby girl! Give her hugs from us when you can.

Mushy said...

Interesting...do dogs have to be typed for blood too?