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22 October 2003 @ 06:13 pm
...First I wanted to thank you all for your comments to my post below about Sydney at the vet. Mark took her in today and they ran more blood tests on her and they think it's more serious than we thought. Possibilities could include liver or kidney failure, etc... They've ruled out diabetes because of a glucose test last night, but our vet says it's very serious and Sydney doesn't seem to be getting better. We'll find out more tomorrow when the blood test results come back.

I'm very speechless - and I know some people think that I may be over-reacting because she's "just a dog", but she's my baby - she's been by my side constantly for the last six years, I just can't imagine my life without her there.
Current Mood: worriedworried
I'm just a girl in the world...i_am_angieface on October 22nd, 2003 10:19 pm (UTC)
No... you are not over reacting, and she is not "just a dog". She is your child... us pet owners understand that. Im so sorry to hear this! I really am. I really hope everything turns out ok. :( My thoughts are with you - and I will send some warm fuzzies and good thoughts your way... and I will say a little prayer (I think you know me not to be a hugely religious person, but certain times call for certain things, so I hope you dont mind me saying that).

Sherishutterbug93 on October 22nd, 2003 10:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Angie! And being a pet owner yourself, I knew you'd understand. Thank you for your thoughts and your prayers, it REALLY means a lot to me. *HUGS* back.
Claudelleclaudelle on October 22nd, 2003 11:14 pm (UTC)
She is not "just a dog", pets are like family members, I feel for you - hopefully it will be alright!
Sherishutterbug93 on October 23rd, 2003 06:58 am (UTC)
Thank you, Claudia. I hope she'll be alright too. Thanks for your comment. Please take care.
Claudelle: Phoenixclaudelle on October 23rd, 2003 07:30 am (UTC)
I still remember how hard it was when my cat (years ago) got ill and the vet told us he could try but he couldn't promise. Sadly it didn't help and we lost her after three months.
I am thinking about you and your beautiful doggie
Sherishutterbug93 on October 23rd, 2003 11:31 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. :( Pets have such a way of endearing themselves to us. Thank you so much for your nice thoughts for Sydney. *hugs*
orion74 on October 22nd, 2003 11:28 pm (UTC)
Oh Sheri, I am so sorry for you guys!! :( I'm just getting caught up with my LJ'ing, and I just left you a comment from your earlier post, and I actually mentioned that dogs/cats are "babies" to me. We'll keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best for Sydney!
Sherishutterbug93 on October 23rd, 2003 07:01 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Tom. I knew you and Amanda (being the animal lovers you are) would understand. Thank you for your nice thoughts for her. She did eat a little yesterday so that seems like it may be an encouraging sign. Please take care and give your "babies" a hug for me.
Sabine: Lauser Kaiserg.sabine10 on October 23rd, 2003 04:37 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear that. No, you are not over-reacting - Sydney is not "just a dog", she is a member of your family. I hope everything turns out well and that Sydney feels better soon. All of you are in my thoughts. *Hugs*
Sherishutterbug93 on October 23rd, 2003 07:04 am (UTC)
Thank you for your good thoughts, Sabine. Hopefully we find out what's wrong with Sydney today. Sometimes I think the hardest part of all of this is the not knowing. :( I did give Sydney a hug from you and she was very happy. :) Thanks so much for always being there for me, Sabine. You've been a great friend. Please take care.
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Sherishutterbug93 on October 23rd, 2003 10:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your sweet comment! I'm glad to hear that your dog's tumor wasn't cancerous. :) Our pets really do become members of the family.
With a spark: Michi close-upconchispa on October 23rd, 2003 07:53 am (UTC)
Hell no, you are not over-reacting, she is your baby. I really really hope that whatever her condition is there is a treatment for it and she'll get better soon. (((Hugs))) for you all.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 23rd, 2003 10:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the nice wishes and the hugs, we're hoping for the best with the new test results. *hugs* back.
irisheyes77 on October 23rd, 2003 08:44 am (UTC)
Oh, you're not overreacting in the least! Even when you have a human baby, your animal babies don't get any less important to you! I would be devastated if any of our animals got sick. :(

What is the usual lifespan for Shetlands? She's not in old age yet, is she?

We'll be praying for her.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 23rd, 2003 10:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you for all your support, Amanda. It really has meant a lot to us. I think the usual lifespan for a Sheltie is 13-15 yrs. Sydney's only turned 6 this September - she's much too young for these health problems. :( And thanks so much for the prayers, we really appreciate it.
Care: hugscareleswhisper on October 23rd, 2003 10:30 am (UTC)
You're not over-reacting what so ever. Sydney isn't "just a dog." Sydney is family to you. If anyone gives you grief about it, they just don't understand and or are just lame. I really hope that she'll be okay. *HUGS* Take care and I'll be praying for you, Mark and Sydney.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 23rd, 2003 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you for understanding, Carrie. :) Hopefully the new test results will be okay and she'll get better. Thanks so much for your prayers, they do mean a lot to us. *hugs*