Post # 1
Anyone who knows me well on here knows I am the one with the awfully cute St. Bernard puppy, Napoleon, that has seizures. He has been going 3 1/2 weeks with no seizures after being put on phenobarbital, but last night he started seizuring again…every 2 hours.
I am just sick. I am sick because I am running off of little sleep, at work, worried about him and can’t be with him. My mom is taking him to the vet, the gal who was my Maid/Matron of Honor is getting married tomorrow and I am her Maid/Matron of Honor and the rehearsal is today, AND I promised to take care of her dog for their honeymoon on Thursday. For 9 days.
I seriously can’t do it, but I feel awful about telling the bride one day before her wedding, when all else has gone wrong for her and she is stressed, “Sorry to do this to you one day before your wedding, bestie, but I can’t take care of your dog.” I am sick that she is going to be mad although I am not sure I care at this point because this wedding has been a confusing mess, and I would HOPE she would be a good enough friend to understand the situation. We have been friends every since I was born. My mom babysat her. We went to school together. She has to understand, right?
I need to prayers/thoughts for today, Bees. I am tired, crying, and just want my furbaby to be ok. I don’t want to be here. I want to be home in case the worst happens, in case he ahs a seizure. I am sick thinking he is in his kennel and no one will be there if he seizures. I want to tell him that he will be ok and that I love him and we will get him well.
Please pray for my furbaby <3
Post # 3
@megz06: I am so sorry!!!!
Can you offer your friend alternatives? Boarding at a local vet or helping find a pet sitter and then just being the emergency contact?
Your baby is in my prayers. That is never, ever easy.
Post # 4
@megz06: I am SO sorry! I’ve been through pet health situations more than I care to admit since we rescue animals, so I know what you’re dealing with. It’s a tough thing, but just hang in there and stay positive. Good things WILL come!
As far as taking care of the Bride’s dog…you’re her Maid/Matron of Honor so you’re obviously her best friend right? I’m sure if you talk to her this morning and tell her that your dog is having severe health issues and you just don’t feel that you can take on the responsibility of another animal. I’m sure she will understand! I would do some research for her and compare rates for local boarding places, etc. We have a few places here that aren’t even like a kennel, and I’m sure there’s some around you too.
Take some deep breaths, and chat with your friend hon. I know you don’t want to stress her out, but you need to take care of your family first.
Sending prayers to all of you <3
Post # 5
@megz06: Ughh this makes me tear up for you!! I am so so sorry about your furbaby. I hope they figure out how to fix him ASAP! As for your BFF, I really hope she’ll understand.
Post # 6
I am so incredibly sorry 🙁 How horrible. In response to your question, I would agree with the posters above who advised you to find someone else to watch her dog for her, or a kennel. She will be far more able to help you emotionally and support you through this tough time if you hold up your end of the bargain, at least by finding another caretaker so she doesn’t have to think about it. I’d hate for her to have an angry moment due to stress and make you feel even worse when what you really need is her understanding.
Praying for you and your sweet dog!
Post # 7
@PacificMrs: +1. There are many very reasonable places that offer pet boarding. There are some that are not kennels, but actually allow the dog to roam around the home (at least where we live this is the case – our furbaby hates his cage and would not stand to be in a cage at someone else’s house). Maybe to soften the blow, you could offer to pay for a couple of days on her behalf, or even call a few of the places for her.
@megz06: I really hope your little big guy gets well soon. I hope your mom is with him now and he isn’t still in his kennel 🙁 The mental image of him having a seizure in there makes me want to cry. Poor little boy.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone. She seemed to understand, but we will see how she is when I actually see her today.
My little furball is ok. He is hospitalized and will be for a few days fortunately and unfortunately. They will be setting him up with an IV to get meds in his system and doing more blood work to see how much phenobarbital he has in his system. I get to go see him after work before I go to the rehearsal so I am clinging on to what little happiness I have left in me today. So tough to leave him there, but I know it is for the best right now.
Thank you again for the prayers everyone.
Post # 9
Sending good thoughts to your puppy! I’m sure your friend can find a place for her own little doggie!