Sunday, January 27, 2013

Why I've spent my weekend crying

I have been a royal hot mess all weekend.

Boyfriend has been amazing as I've spent my entire weekend crying.  And crying.  And pouting.  And crying.

I keep trying to tell myself things could be a lot worse, but let me tell you why I still think it's the end of the world.

Polly
My pride and joy
My baby girl
My sweetheart
Polly is in the hospital, and has been since Saturday morning
 
Polly was a little turd and ate a cord
Yup, a cord
She chewed right through it
 
Because this was three weeks ago, I thought nothing of it.
 
Except on Tuesday she started acting sick. 
Wouldn't eat. 
And if she did eat it came right back up.
 
After taking her to the vet, it was obvious she had something foreign in her tummy that looked like little strings.
 
Lo and behold, they're wires (we think).
 
The vet I went to couldn't do the operation she needed since it was so risky. 
 
So he called a specialist
...who denied Polly and the procedure.  "Too risky"
 
So he called another specialist
Which is where Polly is right now
 
She's eating again which is SO OVERWHELMINGLY EXCITING.  But the wire's haven't moved and are staying kaput.
 
Tomorrow, one specialist will use a scope to see if they can pull the wire out without surgery.  Then right after another specialist is prepared to operate on her in several different locations to pull out these wire pieces that are stuck in my Polly.
 
My heart is breaking for my little Polly.
 
So friends, if there's anything I'd hope you'd learn from this is to watch what types of things your pup likes to chew on.  Otherwise you'll be slammed with a bill like mine:
 
I don't know about you, but I don't have $4K just hanging around. 
Just saying :-(:-(


7 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, Ashley, that bill just made me cry for you!! And poor little Polly girl :(
    We dealt with a similar situation with Holly last February, thinking she ate a squeaker, and things ended up being quite yucky for a few weeks. We never did figure out what it was besides just a sensitive tummy and colitis {it for sure wasn't a squeaker, so we hated not having fixable answers}... Let's just say, our bill hurt us as badly as Holly's tummy hurt her.

    Thinking positive thoughts for you and Polly!

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  2. Ah, poor Polly! Hopefully they will be able to fix her up! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way! :-)

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  3. Poor Baby and poor You! The lengths we will go for our fur babies! Hopefully they can get her tummy fixed up quickly! Sending prayers!

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  4. oh love!! I'm so sorry! I hope she will be OK!

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  5. Will she be ok though

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  6. Sorry to hear about your pup...hope she's getting better!

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  7. I'm so late on this post, but I hope Polly is doing better and back to her normal self!

    And I'm SO sorry about that vet bill :(

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