I’m so sorry that I disappeared. Between the new baby, moving, and new jobs and such, I’ve had minimal to no time to be on here except to quickly browse in my downtime.
Things have been pretty good in regards to most aspects of our life.
Everything except for Peanut, who this tumblr was created for.
A few weeks ago, we took Peanut to the emergency vet for what appeared to be an abscess caused by a tooth. The vet determined that we would need to extract the tooth so we scheduled an appointment with our new vet. I opted out of the blood-screen work because she was so young and they doubted they’d find anything wrong. Well, the vet decided later that they would do it since she was a new patient, just to be sure.
The news wasn’t good and I got a call shortly after they received the results.
Peanut is in kidney failure. She’s not even 3 and she’s in kidney failure. They suspected, due to her age and lack of behavioral changes, that it was a congenital issue. Regardless, they didn’t expect that she has more than a couple years (assuming that she is only fed a prescription diet for kidney failure) max.
I opted out of the tooth extraction and instead used the vet’s referral to go to another clinic to get ultrasounds done. Her right kidney is no longer functioning and has shrunk to the size of an almond. Her left kidney is only twice that size and has only 30% function left. There is no way to determine how long it will last her. However, they did rule out that it was a congenital issue because the kidneys were not misshapen and they had a lot of scar tissue. They agreed that she’s been suffering with this for a very long time, probably most of her life and that the damage was done probably by something she ingested.
With a baby, only one job (job searching for myself isn’t working too well),
student loans and other obligations, we are doing everything we can to extend Peanut’s life and keep her comfortable. A wonderful friend referred us to a non-profit organization that helps raise funds for dogs in need of medical care whose owners can’t afford it.
We have been so blessed that people have responded but we haven’t reached our limit yet so I thought I’d ask here, to my Corgi Nation, if you are able to help us in any way.
Any donations made are tax deductible and go straight to the vet clinic.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. It is a bit long…