Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Brady's sick :(

For those of you who have followed my blog for awhile know that I have two babies. With fur. Chihuahua fur :)

Brady and Chiva. Brady is 4 and Chiva is nearly 2 and they are my world. They are the sweetest, funniest Chi's ever ever and mean more to me than anything.

Chiva (girl) left and Brady (boy) right. 

Brady has had issues the past year or so with blood in his urine, caused by bladder stones. He had surgery to remove these stones last August and has been doing well.

Unfortunately, his urine PH was still too high after follow up tests- and the vet was afraid there was a deeper issue at hand. Turns out he was right. Brady has a liver problem. What kind of liver problem? No one's sure. The vet says there's so much gray area in Brady's case and the issue can't be pinpointed.

Brady is now being referred to a doctor is Auburn, Ala. where they can do extensive ultra-sound or MRIs. I'm so scared and so worried. These two are like my children and are part of my family. For anyone who has dogs they love with all their heart and soul, you know exactly what I mean.

I don't know, #1, where I'm going to get the money for all of these additional tests and possible surgery, but I'm going to get it. Even if I have to sell every single stitch of clothing, furniture, house, car...I don't care. He's only 4 and deserves a chance to live a healthy, full life.

The saddest part? He still acts normal. I should be thankful for this, and I truly am, but it also scares me. I just wish I knew the liver issue and how to fix it. Right NOW. I'm so impatient.

Please, all, if you pray, pray for my sweet baby. Or send positive thoughts. Or just help out a local animal shelter or something kind. I'm emotionally drained and it'll only get worse for a little while.

Thanks, y'all :)


Sarahj said...

I have been following your blog for a while but never have commented. I have two mini dachshunds that are my world so I understand. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way and Brady's way, I hope everything turns out ok.

JCHokie said...

Hi, so sorry to hear about Brady. I hope that they'll be able to find out exactly what the issue is and be able to treat it. I have two dogs, a yorkie & a silky that I love with all of my heart. And recently had to put my 12 year old kitty who had cancer to sleep. It was the toughest thing I've ever had to do and I miss her every day. Anyway, I hope and pray the best for your Brady. xoxoxo

Jenny said...

Thank you both so very much...

Chris said...

Hang in there girly... I'm sending love, prayers and good thoughts to you and Brady!

my doggie children are sending yours good thoughts, and i'm sending good dog mama thoughts to you!!

So sorry to hear about your baby being sick. Just wanted to pass this along to you, I found this holistic vet online and she has some fantastic information about why dogs get sick and offers some great advice. If nothing else it is worth a read. I am thinking about using her for my just diagnosed diabetic cat. There are also wonderful testimonials on there too.

Her link is:

Sending prayers your way for you and your baby!

REBrown said...

Get better little baby!

I'll be praying for Brady. Your insistence that you would do anything to raise the money really moved me, you're so kind and Brady does deserve to pull through, let's hope this all gets sorted out!

CH said...

I hope Brady gets well soon. We just adore our little dog and would do anything to give her the best treatment possible so I completely understand.

I'm SO sorry to hear this. Brady will be in my (and Trinket's) thoughts and prayers. It really breaks my heart for you. He's a young dog and you've taken very good care of him so he has both of those things in his favor!

megan said...

Oh no, so sorry to hear about your sweet Brady. Me and my Brady will be praying that they fix him fast!

Jennifer B said...

Aw poor brady :( This, as I understand, is very commmon with chihuahuas. My mom went through the same thing with her doggie.

My thoughts are with you and your pups, girl. I know I'd do anything to help my Pacey out if she had issues.

Blossom said...

Thinking positive thoughts for your little boy! I would do anything I had to for my LouLou too, so I totally know what you're saying. I hope they find out what's wrong soon!!

Having a sick dog (baby) is one of THE most stressful things ever. Get better soon Brady and hang in there Mama!

Hillary said...

I'm so sorry. I'm in tears now, because like you I have 2 Chihuahuas who are my world. There is absolutely nothing I wouldn't do for them. I'd beg, borrow, or steal for them, and it sounds like you would for yours too. When one of mine got salmonella from contaminated food and had to spend the night at the animal hospital, I about lost it.

I'll be praying that you and your sweet babies will find comfort, that the doctors will figure out what's wrong and fix him, that he'll heal, and that you'll find a way to afford it.

Poor baby!! I hate to hear this - sad! :( Sending positive vibes your way!!

spiffy said...

Oh this breaks my heart, hope your little guy is ok :(

Marion said...

Hey friend...just getting caught up on reading my fav blogs and when I read this my heart totally sank. :-( I am so sorry. I have two fur babies also and definitely relate to feeling that they are my kids. Brady looks so sweet and I am sending you both tons of positive thoughts and prayers.
XO - Marion

Best wishes for your baby. I know I couldnt live without mine. -Melissa

Sending lots of prayers your way to you and your sweet baby. It is very scary to think about the costs. When our puggle got sick we had a certain dollar amount in mind. If we hit that we would have to really think about what to do after that. Luckily now they have care credit at most pet offices so that if you had to you could get one and then get no interest and small payments. Keep us up to date on what is going on. Thank you for linking up and sharing your story.

Katie said...

Poor little guy! He does have so much life ahead of him!! I pray that he gets better soon!

We use Banfield pet hospital and they have a care type program thingy. Even if we didn't have that and something happened to our pup, I still would spend whatever I had to on him! Dogs become your children!!

Chiva sure is a cutie too!! :)

Celia said...

Praying for Brady, Mrs. Monologues is right, there is Care Credit for our animals. Do some googling and research. I know for cats there are special groups that will GIVE you the money given that you PROMISE to do everything in your power to care for the animal. Keep us updated!

Mamarazzi said...

aww poor brady..prayers going up for your little furbaby!

they are both just darling!

i was hoping to visit everyone on the linky Friday but my internet was being poopy, so sorry for the delay to come bask in the furbaby cuteness!!

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