Thursday, August 7, 2008

Prayers needed

Today I had to take our little Shih Tzu Gizmo to the vet. He's been losing weight for about the last two weeks and nothing I can do will make him eat. He's always been on a bil jac diet since we've had him. Within this last week I've resorted to wet dog food as well as cottage cheese to help him out. Nothing seemed to work. He was so skinny. Down to 8 lbs!!! So we went to the vet. After some blood work and a few hours of anxiously waiting we find out that he has liver failure. My poor lil Giz who never gets sick now has this. So we admitted him to the vet hospital for the next few days and he's got an iv and some liver medicine and we're playing the wait and see what happens game. He's still feisty and wants to play. He has been his old self this whole time. The only thing that was different was his weight and his unwillingness to eat. Doc says the next 24-48 hours will be crucial in finding out how his body is going to react to the medicine. If all is well and he tolerates it then we'll have to put him on a liver medicine for the rest of his days. If not....well, I don't want to think about what will happen if he doesn't respond positively to the treatment. Please, if you've got any extra prayers, please send em our way. Mo-mo could really use em.


Melissa said...

Awww, I wanna cry! Poor, poor Giz. YES, we will pray for him--and for you guys. It's tough dealing with a sick animal. :(

geekslikeus said...

Oh no Misty! I'm praying!!!

geekslikeus said...

Misty how is Gizmo today?