Sunday, May 29, 2011

We are REALLY Worried…

Sad smile Sad smile
Ginger has developed an Urinary Tract Infection.
She seemed anxious and rather in a hurry to go out in the evening and then passed quite a lot of blood in her pee-pee.

We forgot to tell you earlier but she had haematuria, (that is blood in urine in medical jargon) immediately after we had reached Delhi. It wasn’t so surprising, considering we had travelled such a long distance and she, like always, drank very little water.

After a course of antibiotics and some urinary alkaliser, she was fine. The vet told us there was also the element of anxiety and it might be stress induced cystitis, which means inflammation of the bladder.

She had never shown any sign of pain, no fever and was eating , playing and sleeping well. So we weren’t very worried.

But yesterday she freaked Mummy out.

Recurrence of haematuria isn’t good. This might mean there is some resistant infection. After all, urinary tract infections aren’t easy to cure.
But the most worrisome thought is that there might be a stone somewhere.

The good news is that she isn’t showing the slightest sign of pain or fever and seems alright in general.


Yes, she does seem to be a little anxious these days because Mummy gets back from work later than she did earlier.

Guess this shifting business has been hardest on her. She is extremely emotional and very much the ‘thinker’.
Our home in Hyderabad has been ‘Home’ to her ever since she was just about 10 weeks old. She probably misses being there the most.

She otherwise seems well adjusted to our new life but I guess she feels uprooted.
I and Buddy aren’t all that bothered as long as we have the entire pack around us. We both are happy and have decided on our own snoozing corners.
But Ginger seems to be pondering over things sometimes….
And she doesn’t drink as much water as she should.

Please don’t worry too much.
She isn’t seriously sick. Mummy has put her on a new and higher antibiotic since last night. Today morning there were just two drops of blood, which is an improvement over yesterday.
She is not at all anxious today and seems quite content to snooze near Mummy.
We are planning to watch her progress for one more day before we take her to see a vet or get an x-ray. Mummy doesn’t want to make her anxious about other sick doggies around.

She has always been very sensitive that way and would pick up vibes very easily. She would get rather upset and restless whenever there is somebuddy sick or hurt around her. So, if there is that element of stress induced cystitis, it is much better that she stays home.

We will, anyway, go ahead and get her urine analysis done. She doesn’t need to go see a vet for that.
We will let you know how she fares. Paws crossed she’ll be all cured soon.
We feel really bad that this is happening. I mean, she has NEVER been sick, ever.


And hey! before I forget…that speaking calendar is a farewell gift from Mummy’s friend in Hyderabad.
I think it is a very smart calendar because it has just the dates on it and NO YEAR. Which means we can use it year after year and it will tell you some really nice things everyday!

Isn’t that cool?

Nothing special about June 2nd! We were flipping through the pages and rather liked this quote and so thought of sharing it with you.
Glad you liked it Smile

I need to go now. One thing’s really bothering me.
Mummy forgot to pack our lizards!!
I keep searching the walls and hoping they would appear but they just aren’t there.
There are still HEAPS of boxes to be opened and loads of stuff to be sorted. One entire room full.
Do you think there might be a chance they are in there? I looked in that room too, had to sneak in actually because Mummy wouldn’t let me go in there. Something about the dust.
But they weren’t there either.
I really hope they will reappear. I miss them….




A MilShelb Mom said...

We are thinking of her! Hope she is all better soon. Stress can do some crazy things and hopefully she will be happy and settled very soon and on her way to being all better!
~Milly and Shelby

jabblog said...

I hope Ginger recovers full health soon. She's a young, strong dog and she's got a very caring pack, including Mummy and Daddy. We've all got our fingers and paws crossed here:-)

Mariodacat said...

I'll be purring for Ginger. We are sending heaps of positive energy that she is healed soon without having to go back to the v.e.t. Kitty purrs are magical you know!

Kelly said...

If it's available where you live, I would highly recommend giving her cranberry capsules each day. Our Rotweiller girlie (Esther, who we lost a year ago at the age of 10.5) suffered from chronic cystitis from the time she was a small puppy. Once we began giving her cranberry she only had to take an antibiotic one additional time for this in her life.

I hope Ginger's UTI clears up soon!!

Pat said...

Paws pressed for Ginger.
Hope she's soon back to her normal self xx

snoopydog said...

Shadow, you are such a sweetie! We do hope Shadow is feeling better very, very soon. Sending you all lots of good wishes. Ros and Oscar

Mr. Pip said...

My paws are crossed for Ginger. Maybe it is just all the excitement lately? I always get sick when there's lots of excitement or stress. Sending good thoughts!

Your pal, Pip

P.S.: Sorry, about your lizards!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Maybe some broth added to her water might make her drink? Paws are crossed for you, Ginger!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Winnie said...

I hope Ginger feels much better soon. At least she's got all of you taking really good care of her - and that's got ot be great medicine.

Love and licks, Winnie

scotsmad said...

Poor Ginger. At least she's getting the best of care. Our paws are crossed that she recovers soon and settles down in your new home.

Hope you find your lizards. they are soooooo much fun to chase.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

All paws crossed here for Ginger - we hope the meds will help her. We are sure your Mom is taking very good care of her. Some pups just don't handle change well, and she may have gotten stressed with the move. Hope she will be just fine soon.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

First of all, many many thanks on your kind encouraging comment on the upcoming arrival of the puppy! I really appreciated your thoughts, and they have helped to alleviate some 'second thoughts' that I'm having.

Your girl Ginger sounds like our girl Rudi who has the exact same problems. So lets both hope our sensitive girls don't have anything that ends up being a bit more serious.

You all take care, and THANK YOU again for your friendship, and I hope some 'new lizards' show up if the old ones don't! :-)

Benny and Lily said...

oh no, we are keeping our paws crossed for Ginger
Benny & Lily

Priscilla said...

Get well soon, Ginger!!!
We'll keep you in our thoughts and all paws are crossed for you!

hero said...

Oh no! Here's wishing Ginger will get well soon... all my paws are crossed and we'll be thinking of her.

Hope the lizards will show up soon... I bet they are on the way taking the slow coach.

Licks, hero

the booker man said...


i'm totally bummed to hear that miss gingin has one of those icky UTI's. asa is woofin' that that is very much not funsies, so we are glad that she's not feelin' any pains or havin' any fevers. you know that me and asa and mama are sendin' 50 gazillion mega healy vibes miss gingin's way, but pretty please just give her an extra cuddle 'n gooey nose kiss just in case, okie dokie? we sure do love her and hope she feels the betterment ASAP!!

the booker man

pee s -- i just know those lizards are hidin' out in the very lastest box. they are sneaky like that! teehee.

Lorenza said...

Paws crossed here for Ginger!
Stress can be mean!
I really hope the meds help her to get better soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I see others have mentioned cranberry capsules -

Paws crossed from here!

Please keep us posted!

Anonymous said...

Sorry you're not feeling at your best Ginger :( Drink more water please. I will keep you in my most pawsitive thoughts! :)

Sure hope your lizards turn up!

Waggin at ya,

Ludo van Doggy said...

No lizards? Huh!
Take care of Ginger, I hopes she will be ok and you get the pee thing sorted!
~lickies, Ludo

Anonymous said...

You feel better real soon Ginger. We just know if you try you will love your new home!

woo woos, Tessa

the booker man said...

hihi shadow!

me and asa and mama are back to check on miss gingin! is she feelin' the betterment now?

the booker man

Sarge said...

Hey Ginger!
Wow, I'm wondering how you are. Did you get rid of those nasty sickies? I've been sending healing thoughts to you.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Bocci said...

Good idea about the broth from Maggie and Mitch:-)
Our paws are crossed that Ginger feels better soon!
We'll look for your updates...