Thursday, August 16, 2007

Update on my Little Red Friend

Corduroy had the second series of x-rays today. When the sweet vet came back into the room, I could tell by the look on her face that things were pretty bad. Corduroy's spleen looked enlarged and her bloodwork came back worse than it had been before. She prepared me for the worst to occur in short order. David came from work to help make the decision. The vet ordered an abdominal ultrasound just to verify what she felt confident of seeing on the film.

Fortunately (and maybe miraculously) Corduroy's spleen looked normal on the ultrasound. However, the problem of white blood cells (way too many) and red blood cells (way too few) remains, so tomorrow, we're going to a vetrinary cardiologist for a thoracic electrocardiogram. We're praying not to find a tumor of the heart.

Things are not good for Team Smith. We are sad. We're not ready for our friend to go.

The only thing I don't like about dogs is that they never ever last long enough.


kristen said...

I am praying for all y'all.

Kate prayed, too.

Carla said...

Praying also. I am so sad to read this.

Ginny said...

i'm sad. corduroy dog is one of my favorite smith's. i'll be praying for team smith.

Elisa M said...

I am sad with you

susan said...

Thank you guys so very much! It's amazing how you can get so attached to your animals.