Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Say A Prayer for Abbs

Abbey's Mom here. Abbey has not been feeling well for the past week. She hasn't been eating - except for a biscuit here and there. After a week of this we headed to the vet this morning.

An x-ray seems to indicate that the cancer she fought 4 years ago - has returned. This time to her lungs. Abbey is staying at the vets for the next 48 hours. She'll get some fluids - and we're hoping that this is just a little lung infection - and after some fluids, etc - she'll bounce back. After all - we didn't see a tumor - just cloudy lungs. Of course we never went to medical school and had no idea what we were looking at! We'll see. The next 24 hours will tell.

We have an appointment with Abbey's oncologist at the Animal Medical Center on Thursday. If the fluids don't do the trick - that's the next step. And yes, Abbey has an oncologist.

In the meantime - please keep Abbey in your thoughts and prayers. I did take a snapshot of her at the vet's this morning - but she looked so sad I don't think that's how she'd like you to think of her. So this is one of my favorite pics - one happy (and silly) pup.

We will let you know as soon as we have news. In the meantime I'm heading back to see my girl this afternoon loaded up with her favorite biscuits - and favorite toys. We're taking the squirrel , the bunny, and of course - her very own Air Force One.

UPDATE: Tues. 5:30pm. I just got back from visiting hours. Abbs is responding well to the IV fluids and antibiotics. She's eaten almost a whole can of Wellness Turkey - and had SEVERAL biscuits with me. (Her favorites are the Tartar Check Biscuits from Nutro.

Our appointment with the oncologist has been moved up to 11:30am tomorrow. I will post an update following that visit.


JackDaddy said...

Please get better Abby. The world is a better place with you here!

Kathleen said...

Fingers crossed for a quick return to health.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khousins Merdie and Harley have their paws khrossed along with my Sibe vibes fur Abby


The Teacher's Pets said...

Oh no! I don't like the word "cancer" at all especially when Abby fought against cancer (and won) 4 years ago! Doesn't cancer realize that it is not welcome to come back again? I hope this vet visit results in a lung infection diagnosis and that Abby can live a full and long life!

deborah said...

Prayers for you Abby and for your mama too...

Emma Rose said...

We will say prayers for her! We love Abbey.....She is part of the family.

Emma Rose

Amanda said...

Griffin the Golden and family are sending over best wishes and prayers! xoxo

Lola said...

We will be crossing our paws and everything else and keeping Abbey uppermost in our thoughts. We so hope that she'll be just fine.

lotsa licks, Lola

Droopy and Callie said...

Momma and I will be saying lots of prayers for Abby. Cancer sickies are no fun and we hope Ms Abby doesn't have it! Let us know how everything goes!

Lots of slobber,

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Paws are crossed; my big brother Ben had his own oncologist, too, and TaiChi had her own entourage of specialists to keep her healthy, so we know all about the great care available to us four-leggers!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Wrigley said...

Paws are crossed for a speedy return home and to health!

Wags N Kisses,

Anonymous said...

ALL my paws crossed (and my peeps' prayers) for you, Abbey. And some special prayers for your Momma, too. Sendin' you licks and hugs, RileyRex

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Sending you lots of Golden LOVE n my Golden Healing Thoughts n Prayers. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Meeka said...

Praying for a speedy recovery. Take care.

central bark designs said...

I am overwhelmed with all of your good wishes. Abbey and I are very lucky to have such dear friends in blogland. I will let you know how tomorrow goes. - Wendy (Abbey's Mom)

Those Elgin Pugs said...

We are furiends of Sugar's~ We are stopping by to wish Abby well~

We keep you Abby in our thoughts and pawrayers~

Pug Hugs!!
IzZY, Josie, Anakin Man & TriXie

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Sending all of the love and support in our ♥s to you and to your valiant girl.

Piappies World said...

Hi there Abbey,

We came from Sugar's blog and we just want to let you know that we got our paws crossed for you. We send you our love and healing vibes for you and your pawrents.

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Sheila and Bob said...

Just stopping by after reading about Abby in Sugars blog. We are praying very hard for her and working up as much Power of The Paw as we can.

Hamish & Sophie & their
Mom & Dad Sheila & Bob

Asta said...

I will be looking up at the dogstaw and cwossing my paws and pwaying that the howwibull illness leaves Abby and she can happily woll in some mud again soon
smoochie kisses

Ben said...

Thinking only the best of thoughts for you both.
Whatever comes - we know Abbey is getting the best care and is loved.
15 paws crossed = Ben and the Fellas

Anonymous said...

Hi Abbey,
I love reading about your adventures. Get well soon. Central Park misses you.

Kona said...

Sending many healing thoughts to you Abby...stay strong.

Kona & family

1000 Goldens said...

Abbey. Say it isn't so. We LOVE you. Here are some hugs and kisses for you, Mom and Due too. XXXXOOO