Deb, I'm sooo sorry to hear this!
thanks jmm was going to email you. I just got off the phone with them and one kidney is smaller than other indicating this is not something I could have noticed but it is chronic.Dialysis is typically only helpful if a dog has acute real failure and the underlying cause is reversible. It is not a long term solution like it is for people. Pyelonephritis, lepto, and tick borne disease are some common causes of real failure in younger dogs. Prognosis depends on how much damage has been done.
Prayers are powerful and we can all pray for Dex...I am so sorry this is happening. I cannot imagine how worried you are...hang in there..sorry I am no help.Thanks so much. I am just so devastated right now and trying to think clearly. I know he is in the best hands but i still cannot help but try to gather as much info as I can Once i get the ultrasound results I will consult with a nephrologist in New York to make sure I try everything. I just hope I can get the help to save him again
I just do not understand why this is happening. I try to do all the right things and not sure why this is happening. I feel so helpless.
I just cannot lose him I would do anything to help my dogs.
thanks so much everyone. I am on k9kidneys group and they have been sending me some info. They said some dogs turnaround and not to lose hope so I am hanging on to that.Oh sweetie,I'm so sorry,I'll keep Dex and you in my prayers.... Hopefully they can do something for his kidney function.
I know I'd be devistated to loose any of my babies.
Amber had a terrible UTI and kidney infection,it took her over two weeks before she showed real improvement, but she finally came around after she was on antibiotics and meds for function. Still took a while to be back to her old self.
Scared the BZeezus out of me. Amber was peeing little pees frequently but at first no pain,then she started to walk humped.. They thought it started from pee whicking back up the fur about the pee area...you know where it comes out at the "rosebud" as we call it. So I trim the hairs shorter now and I wipe her after peeing...just in case...
Just keep his comfortable,lots of water. Do they have a special diet for him?
I wish I could hug you and Dex right now. Keep us posted and let us know. My fluffs send lots of hugs and kissies!
Thanks Deb I am just so devastated. I cannot sleep, eat or stop crying He is just too young. He will just be 7 years oldDex is now, and has always been, in my prayers.
God bless both of you. I am now praying like crazy.
Please know we love you.
Deb, Jops, Franks, LBB, Tommy, Raul, Coby, and Johnny
My heart and prayers are with you, more than you know.Thanks Deb I am just so devastated. I cannot sleep, eat or stop crying He is just too young. He will just be 7 years old
I just do not understand why this is happening as I am so careful with everything.