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.
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
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….