Well --- It's been 6 months since Ali had the very low grade cancerous mass taken off her left leg and check up time - the timing also went right along with her blood work to monitor her values - to keep a eye on her liver .
We had back to back appointments ! That is hard to do - but got it to work out - first was with the oncologist to check her leg = good new there ! There does not appear to be any regrowth at this time
But Ali does have other fatty tumors - there was one that the Vet said she would like to further check out - using there brand new CT machine , She did say that she was not overly concerned - but the only way to know for sure was a CT scan . I don't mean this as ?? How do I say this ?? Well sometimes - I get the feeling they are pushing something - maybe a little more than should be - you know what I'm saying ? I now they want to be sure and to do there best to protect our pets - yet ??
I told her I would talk to my wife - as her and Mr. B did not make this trip , and get back with her .
Appointment # 2 - internal Med Vet - Took her back and pulled blood and did a sterile urine sample - this is where they use a needle and pull the sample from the bladder - I did not know they were going to do that - most times , it done naturally . Ali girl was Ali girl -lol had to shake paws with everybody .
When I got her home - she seemed nervous some what - Then yesterday morning - she was pacing and pacing and pacing ! She wanted out , so I let her - she would pee - then pace around and then try to go again and again - this went on all morning - I had to go load out 2 loads of corn - when I got back home - Wife was Very concerned !! Ali was still pacing around - I finally got her settled down some what . I then called back the Vet and asked what did you do different to Ali ???? And told her what was going on . I never got a good answer from her - she was sure it was not the procedure - never seen any problems - I have heard that damn song and dance more times than I want to remember ! She said it could be a UTI but it didn't show up on her urinalysis or it could be from some osteoarthritis . The urine test came back diluted - well that makes since to me as it was taken around 12 noon - to me - this test needs to be done early morning - So I took another sample early this morning and ran it to our local Vet and had it checked for a UTI concentrate - Test came back she has a UTI - How in the hell did we miss this I thought ! Vet asked if she had been peeing more and all the other things that go a long with a UTI - She had none - Our thoughts are it was just starting when I took her to the first appointments then has got worse since and it showed up today with the new test - which we now have her on Meds for .
The talk away -- Nobody knows there pets like the owners do - When we see something different - we know and have to keep pursuing it till we get the answer .
Ali is a new girl today ! back to normal - Our local Vet told me that when they did the sterile procedure - they irritated her someway and that's what caused the anxiety yesterday
Just glad it all is working out today - we worry so much about out little girl .
Well better get going - have 2 more trucks coming in - you know - we have to keep the food on the table or Lady Di would get grumpy with her corn flakes - lol