Boomer walks me!
Hi everyone, I stumbled upon this site after about 30 hours of researching what is going on to my poor Chopper. A little background and then a few questions if anyone has experienced this. Chopper, my best friend and the only thing I have in my life, born to Honey girl, my Mom and Dad's beloved companion. Honey went over the rainbow bridge last september at 12 years old. Chopper is 7 1/2 currently. I work night shift as a nurse (former Vet nurse), and I came home this past Monday to my usual greeting at the door by my buddy Chopper. For the last few days he wasnt gobbling his food like usual, but by the time I'd get up from sleeping it would be gone and hed be in bed next to me. Well I tried coaxing him to eat this particular morning and he just seemed a little disinterested. I went to the gym after letting him out to pee, and when I arrived back home he wasnt at the door. He was sitting with his back to me looking over his shoulder, big warning sign something was wrong. So i said come here Boo and he couldn't hardly get up. Once I was able to help him get his hind end up he headed for the automatic watering bowl and drank as if he hadnt had a drink in months. I stopped him and took him out again and he peed again. But I knew this wasn't my dog. He was lethargic and his eyes said it all. Rushed him to the vet where she called me a few hours later and said its glomerulonephritis caused by lyme. He had tested positive for lyme (even after vaxx) years back and had a month's worth of Doxy and tested negative. She said his BUN 75 and creat was 3.6. I know this isn't a good sign in people or animals. IV therapy has started, after two days she let him come home. Hes getting azodyl, doxy, a phosphate binder, and pepcid. He looks slightly better yet still not himself. All the research I see with my beloved golden is that it is ALWAYS fatal. Does that mean fatal in a few days? months? years? Has any golden ever pulled through this? I can't even explain how hard this is for me, as it is hard for anyone to lose a pet but this couldnt have come at a worse time. I feel as if I absolutely cannot lose my Chopper now. I know as humans we rationalize and attempt to bargain with the end... I am contemplating giving him SubQ fluids myself at home. Vet said give him meds bring him back next Friday for more blood work. I'm just so unsure and cannot concentrate. I cant even stand that I am leaving his side to go to work. Please does anybody have more information. I wont make him a science experiment but I feel like we should try what we can, nothing crazy (no dialysis or kidney transplant). Any help would be greatly appreciated. :crossfing