Friday, March 16, 2012

Prayers for My Darla...

Some of you know my best friend of almost 12 years has not been well for the past month. She started with a seizure-like episode lasting 20 seconds. I noticed an engorged tick on her. Extremely bizarre since it's winter here in Central NY. (My guess is it came in on some fire wood) Hubs removed the infected tick and I brought her in to see the vet.
He did blood work and a Lyme test. Lyme test was negative but her liver enzyme was slightly higher than normal. He put her on an antibiotic for the tick bite and wanted blood work done again in 3 weeks to re-check everything. (She's had four of those seizure-like episodes)


I brought her in the other day for blood work. I also asked him to check her ears because she was scratching at her left one. My mild mannered Darla snapped at him when he tried to clean it. Yikes! I was shocked! He said it looked inflamed, gave her an injection and sent us home with another antibiotic.


Yesterday, she started acting really disoriented. Unsteady, lethargic and showing odd neurological signs. I called the vet. Her liver enzymes were elevated again and higher than the last time. She is eating and drinking as normal but doesn't want me to leave her side.
He is unsure of what's wrong but wants to wait to see how her thyroid panels come back. But that won't be until Monday. Sigh. So we wait...


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I am beside myself with worry. For those of you who pray, I ask that you please keep Darla in your prayers. For those of you who send positive thoughts, please send them Darla's way too. She needs them all. ♥


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She is the most happy, loving, loyal four legged best friend I've ever had in all my years of living.


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I know I can't have her forever. But oh how I wish I could.

14 comments:

Gwen, The Vintage Seamstress said...

I know how you feel. I prayed for her and you too and even asked St Francis if he would put a good word in for her. Only those that love their dogs in the way you and I do can understand what you are feeling. I have had a pack of dogs following me my whole life. I know how it hurts oh so bad and I too wish I could have my little Bitsi Boo forever. I will keep praying and nagging St. Francis. Blessings on your baby and you too.
Gwen

tj said...

...*goosebumps*sniffle* :'o) Oh Miss Karin, I am sending you both all the good energy, positive thoughts and prayers that one soul can possibly muster.

...Just hang in there, hopefully you'll find out Monday that this is something minor and an easy fix too.

...(((((you))))) & (((((Darla))))))

...Love & blessings to you both.

Maureen said...

Karin I'm sorry to read this and will be praying for Darla and you too.

Raymond Homestead said...

Bless her sweet little heart! I will certainly keep her in my thoughts and prayers!

Penny said...

Prayers for sweet, little Darla. I hope she (and you!) have a good weekend, and that her test results show that there is nothing too seriously wrong with her.....

~*~Birdy~*~ said...

Oh Peanut~ I will be Praying for Sweet Darla~ She is such a ~Sweetheart~ Please know that ~You are in my Thoughts~ Prayers for strength for you!! Sending BIG Hugs! Birdy

Lynn said...

What a sweetie....I know how you feel...we love our fur babies very much. I had a cat Muffy for 18 1/2 years and I miss him very very much.
I hope that its minor little thing and she'll be good as new.
Thinking of you both....

Hugs a fellow fur baby lover.
Lynn

Dixie Redmond said...

I never knew until I had a dog how important they can be. I am sending up prayers for you and Darla.

Ali said...

I'm so sorry to hear it Karin. I know how devastated my late mother was when her beloved dog, Candy, died. She was around the same age as your Darla. Unfortunately it was her time and so it goes for all living things.

I hope the vet can give you some encouraging news.

Ali x

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh Peanut..I will put her in my prayers..it is so hard when our furries aren't feeling well..because they can't tell us what's wrong..and they don't understand what we are doing for them..give her lots of loves.;)

Tina said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that Darla is struggling. I know it breaks your heart. Hoping she recovers quickly.
Tina

Carol Roll said...

Peanut i know how much you love Darla and how much she means to you and the anguish is felt in your words. Prayers are going on for you both. Those pictures of her are so precious.

sigh

Susan said...

Dear Karin, I know how hard this is on you guys. Please know that I'm praying for you all. Please keep us posted and do the best you can. Call me if you need to. xoxo

ddogood said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your little Darla. I have a nine year old Boston named Daisy and I know how I would feel if she was going through this. I pray for her speedy recovery.

God bless.
Donna

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