Hello! Thank you so much for all the kind and comforting words during my dog's illness. He's doing much better now. He got worse last week and I had to take him back to the vet, the same one I went to last week, because the others were unavailable. He asked me if I wouldn't mind staying with my dog while he performed more tests. Duh! Of course I wouldn't mind. Why didn't he just ask me that the first time? Anyway, I guess I have to apologize for going off on the doctor last week for being afraid of my baby. What was nice was that he refused to give up until he found a diagnosis. I got a little feisty with him because my dog kept getting worse. Sorry!
After many more tests and two days of intravenous medication, my dog was diagnosed with Addison's disease. How I understand it is that his kidneys don't secrete all the hormones they are supposed to or something like that. He responded well to the treatment and now he has to take medication for the rest of his life, but he's better. Yay! He has to go back in two weeks for his check-up and for more blood work to see if the medication actually helped and for further confirmation that he has Addison's disease.
I exhausted my editing fund, but at least I have my boy. Yay! Though, I'll still go ahead with my second round of rewrites and then more self-editing.
Thank you once again to all the wonderful people who wished me and my boy well. Please, have a wonderful Christmas.