Thursday, June 21, 2012
Thank you to everyone who sent their best wishes for Jazz. After having spent a week in hospital and not showing any signs of improvement and not knowing 100% what is wrong with her we decided to bring her home on Sunday. She was weak but so happy to be home again with Dixie and us. Since Sunday she had been eating well, although not gaining any weight. She was still managing to do her business outside and walk slowly around in the garden. She has been sleeping in an oxygen cage at night to help her breathing. However this morning things have taken a turn for the worst as she is not eating or drinking anything and she can not stand up at all. The vets at a top medical centre here think it may be some kind of cancer but they can't say for sure as blood work has not shown signs of cancer and some abnormal cells found in her lungs are also associated with severe inflammation. She has developed several lumps on her body and face almost over night and is not responding to any of the many drugs she is on at the moment. She is lying on my bed at the moment next to me and I'm so sad to see my dear sweet Jazz this way. We continue to hope and pray that she will pull through this whatever it is and thank you for your prayers too.
Sunday, June 03, 2012
Jazz, our 9 year old beagle has been unwell on and off over the last few months. The most recent bout lasting for more than two weeks now. We have taken her to two vets on 6 different occasions and she has been on various medications but nothing is making her better and neither vet has a clue as to what is making her sick. Anyone who knows beagles knows they eat anything and everything but for the first time in her life Jazz was not eating anything for about 3 days and that's what really set the alarm bells ringing. Now she will only eat chicken breasts and soft chicken dog food very slowly but none of her usual foods. She is really struggling to get up and down the stairs, has diarrhea and is peeing a lot. Her breathing is very rapid and after drinking or eating she coughs. She is just lying around and not her usual active self at all. I am very worried about her and wondered if anyone out there might have had similar problems with their dogs or might know what is wrong with her.