Friday, October 16, 2009

Snowy In Surgery

Sarah and I are headed out to Raleigh right now to take Snowy to a big animal hospital for emergency surgery. He has a huge kidney stone lodged in the opening of his ureter and hasn't been able to urinate all day.

The vet here in Smithfield said the place where it is showing up on the x-rays will make it a very tricky surgery.

Sarah is in tears; I'm not far behind.

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Frapper said...

Several years ago our little corgi also had to have surgery for bladder stones, altho the surgery wasn't as risky because it was on the actual bladder. We were naturally very worried as it was done on an emergency basis in the middle of the night. My prayers are with you and Snowy as I know how treasured these littlest family members are.

Anonymous said...

Oh, NO! Praying. - Guerrina

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for Snowy. That poor little thing must have been in a lot of pain. We have a maltese named Mitch (along with three other dogs) and I know how scary it can be when one is sick.
I wanted to make a comment on Nathan's heart. I have had an irregular heartbeat off and on since I was 20. I'm 49 now. There are so many benign arrythmias out there so don't worry. The purpose of the complete work up is to make sure his heart is structurally normal. (which I am sure it is). With a structurally normal heart, most of the arrhythmias are just a nuisance.
I have a website you can go to called www.skippinghearts.com. You can get all kinds of information there plus there is a forum to ask specific questions. This website was developed (by myself and a friend)to provide as much information as possible so that you can have piece of mind. (something I needed 20 years ago)
Take care - Jodie

MaryH said...

Please God, watch over Snowy. Prayers for Snowy and Sarah and you. I know how scary this is - but I have confidence that Snowy will be fine. Poor little guy! Don't laugh but I have animal angels in Heaven and they have just received a request from me to watch over Snowy and pull him through this in a BIG way!

Sue G said...

Praying for that sweet dog to have God's hands upon his life and on his surgeon. I know how Sarah is feeling. We need to remember that Snowy is a Smith...and Smiths are conquerors.

Amen.

Shannon said...

Oh my...prayers for successful surgery and speedy recovery for Snowy and comfort for you and Sarah!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for a successful procedure for Snowy. Praying for peace for you and Sarah.

Hugs!
Connie F-G

Cindy said...

My prayers are with you all and little Snowy. His pictures always make me smile.

Beth K. said...

YIKES! How quickly ourlittle pets can change. I will be praying for you furry family member....

Amanda J said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Snowy. I hope everything goes well with the surgery. I have two dogs. They are my family, and I can't imagine what Sarah and you are going through. ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

Praying for Snowy and for a safe trip for you and Sarah!
Love,
Debbie Taylor

Anonymous said...

praying for you all and especially for Snowy--please God guide the surgeon's hands and keep Snowy safe from pain and harm. Watch over Snowy's humans, hold them close and give them your loving peace.

sending hugs and prayer
Vicky

Anonymous said...

Poor Snowy & poor all of you. I'll be praying.


Margie Miller

bearie1 said...

Oh my, so sorry to hear this and will be praying for everyone involved. Right now two of my doggies are napping right next to me and the other isn't far away. I understand. Elaine

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you and your sweet little doggy this evening! My 2 cats are like my children, so I completely understand what you are going through.

Lesley said...

Oh noooooooo....the poor little thing...i hope the surgery goes quickly and smoothly...hang in there Sarah!