Friday, December 30, 2011


Yesterday afternoon, Anna Rose started to tremble as if she were in pain.  We thought that her back was going down.  As our vets were unavailable, we had to take her to an emergency vet, who determined that it was NOT a back problem, but an abdominal one, requiring xrays and blood work, which she will have done today at our vet..  She make have eaten a foreign object or have another kind of bowel blockage, ore pancreatitis.  (She is the only pack member who does not eat everything in sight- she is very picky so we hope and pray that it isn't the first two things)  .  She would only eat her canned foodables if Geoff hand fed her and she screamed in pain when the vet, during his exam, touched parts of her tummy. 

We had a sleepless night and her vet's appointment is for 11, if we cannot get her in sooner.  PLEASE PRAY FOR US!  Geoff as you know is out of work and she is his baby- her nickname (to which she does call when used ONLY by him, is "Fur")  Anna Rose slept in the big bed curled up with me till 4 AM then her Daddy till we got up just now at 7:30- she would not eat her bedtime snackie and refused her tramadol in the pill pocket, but did drink water.  She dozed most of the night but would wake for us to pet her.  She went out for her morning constitutional and had no problems and had no pain when we picked her up.  She was even playing her favorite game with Geoff if catch me if you can!

We are praying that surgery is NOT needed, but your prayers are for her and for Geoff. 


Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

I just turned on the computer and this was the first post I saw. What a scary thing to have to go through. Of course you have all our prayers and whatever it takes to get Anna Rose and all the rest of you through this. Let's hope that it's just something very simple that will take care of itself. The fact that she was trying to play this morning is a good sign that maybe this is already improving. Keep us updated.

A MilShelb Mom said...

Please keep us posted. We are praying for her! Milly had a problem similar to that but not to that extent. We had to drastically cut fat from her diet and she has been ok since then. Maybe it will be something that simple. Apparently Milly had so much fat in her diet that it was causing her organs to begin to shut down. However, we did not realize how much fat she was eating because it was mostly coming from her dog food (which we did not know to check). Now, she eats only healthy, low fat or no fat dog food and treats. She gets very few (only one or 2 a day) treats and one cup of food total per day. She is doing just fine now. Like I said, we will be praying for her and yall and hope is is something as simple as it was for Milly.
~Maggie (MilShelb's Mom)

Maxmom said...

With be keeping Anna in our prayers..and you too. I know how worrying these things can be.
'Live in the moment'.

3 doxies said...

OH NO!!!!! I has da powerdul Puddles vibes goin' out to ya'lls NOW! Dis was likes Whitney but it eneded up bein' da back and not da tummy...da reverse.
Please keep us posted when you find out sumptin PLEASE!!!


Unknown said...

We sure will be praying for her!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH NO... I am so sorry to hear that Anna Rose has had Pain. I have my paws crossed and I am sending some

Please let us know what your vet says.

Corbin said...

Paws are crossed and prayers are headed your way!

K9 Katastrophie said...

Oh dear! We are praying for her!! And for all of you!! We love you all!