Friday, March 23, 2007

My Poor Peanut


The house is too empty without him. Think good thoughts, bang some drums, dance, meditate, chant, 'ask the Universe'(he,he,he), cross your fingers for my Peanut. He's having surgery on one of his 'unmentionables'. He's been having problems healing from a gland infection in his, er,um, bowels for a few months now and has already had three surgeries in the past 6 months and has been on/off antibiotics and steroids. I blame myself because he's been eating the same food all his life and this started happening when I switched it. I thought since he was 9, he should be eating adult dog food, not puppy food. The vet says that's not the cause but I feel like if I blame myself then I won't have to accept the fact that he's getting old(yes, I play mind games with myself like that-I'm not sure if it's healthy but so far it works). He's back to eating the puppy food since it's easier for him to digest. I can't believe I'm writing and worrying over a dog's digestion. Well, ok I can. I love my dog. And he's turning into an old man with old man problems like that. He was our Valentine's gift 9 years ago and he's still our Valentine.


I wanted to post an old man picture of him too but blogger was acting up and started to piss me off so I gave up....
Check out his puppy muscles though. He has a good doctor. He'll be ok.






*Update: I just got off the phone with the vet tech. The surgery went well and they are not going to charge me for the surgery but they are charging me for a biopsy. I could care less about the cost but as a cancer patient myself, the word 'biopsy' concerns me. I'll find out more when I call them back at 2 because he's still under observation. He's already awake and even ate a little bit. He's never too sick to eat. My poor little pup.

9 comments:

hel said...

I can relate. I hate it when my dogs are sick because they hold my heart in the palm of their paws.

I will hold both thumbs as hard as I can that he gets better soon.

MsLittlePea said...

Thanks hel.

Thailand Gal said...

I'll be checking back for the outcome. Our animal friends are just as important as our human friends ~ so I completely understand.


Peace,

~Chani

Madge said...

Awww, Peanut! I know he will have a speedy recovery.

Blondie said...

Wishing you love and health. King has IBS, so I understand animal "bowel" problems. Joy.

Laurie said...

I'll be thinking of you and Peanut. I don't find it odd at all that you'd care so much about your Peanut. I am 600 miles away from home, and I can't stop missing my kitties.

Courtney said...

Poor lil' dude! I've got my fingers crossed for Peanut, and I'm going to be extra nice to my dog today.

Jay said...

He looks like a sweetheart, and for the record, I think doggies are totally worth worrying about. They can be a surprisingly integral part of the family.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I hope Peanut heals quickly. I believe he will.

And please don't blame yourself. Listen to your vet - this problem was not caused by his eating puppy food. If it didn't agree with him, he'd be vomiting it up. Dogs do that easily because they will eat just about anything if allowed.

He's adorable.