Messages From This Side of the Bridge
November 28th 2012 8:26 pm
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Zane was hospitalized on Monday and I'm hoping he will get to come home tomorrow. I work at the vet clinic, so luckily, I can be with him throughout the day. On Monday, Zane endured a water deprivation test. He cannot concentrate his urine. The doctor decided to limit his water intake, so he gets a set amount of water 3 times a day. His urine concentration is tested with every sample he provides. On Tuesday, he endured 4 x-rays, 2 ultrasounds, a cystocentesis, and a prostate exam. He never growled, never tried to bite, never showed any aversion to handling. When we were looking at his x-rays, he slipped his head under my hand, lovingly. His bravery and stoicism broke my heart. He looked at me for comfort during his ultrasound, and it almost killed me. They found a mid-grade heart murmur, and it was difficult to find his right kidney, which is why it took 2 ultrasounds. They found it but it appears abnormal. I came home after a stressful day, and cried. The thought of his strength and bravery made me want to keep trying. After an exhausted sleep, I felt refreshed and strong. Wednesday (today), Zane seemed in good spirits and stronger, which made me happy and relieved. His urine was monitored and still not concentrating. I'm planning on bringing him home over the weekend, and I know he's dying to come home. Thank you all for your gifts, prayers, and support. I will keep you posted.