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A Sick Puppy :(

March 26th, 2013 at 09:36 am

Yesterday I ended up leaving work just after lunch to take my sick Bree to the vet. Bree has been staying with my daughter. (Bree was originally adopted by ex-h as a pet for daughter.) Daughter said Bree was vomiting and lethargic. Bree wouldn't eat or drink, and even declined to eat gound beef! Daughter was very worried.

And I had been patting myself on the back for my spending this month. Isn't that the way it goes?

It turned out Bree has a kidney infection. The vet says she has a good shot at recovery.

I "paid" (via credit card) $299 yesterday, and will owe another $25 for each day she stays overnight. Later today they will advise me if they feel she can leave or if they recommend she stay another day. She is on an IV for dehydration.

While we were waiting for the results of Bree's bloodwork, daughter and I walked over to a nearby Starbucks, that was $11. Also, since DD was not in a particular hurry to go home and we hadn't hung out in a while, I treated us both to a movie, Oz The Great and Terrible, that was $21.

4 Responses to “A Sick Puppy :(”

  1. snafu Says:

    Wishing Bree a full and speedy recovery. Yikes those vet bills escalate at alarming rates but our furbabies give us so much love and entertainment we must try for recovery when the prognosis sounds hopeful.

  2. Kris Says:

    Gotta love the vet. We spent about $1500 on tests, medicine, and a doggie hospital stay that turned up nothing. Ended up being the food. Our dog lost about 10 pounds, and for a 50 pound dog that's a lot. At first the manufacturer said the food was fine, then relented and paid the entire bill! Of course, better to pay a bill than a class action lawsuit a few years later.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    Poor Bree.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Hope Bree recovers quickly!

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