Thursday, July 03, 2008

Things Are Never As Easy As They Seem

I finally got word from the doctor just before lunch. They had just finished the preliminary test and the results were not what he was expecting. What else?

It seems there are three vertebrae that are involved instead of two but the injury doesn't look as severe as he initially thought it was. Unfortunately the test was not clear enough for his liking to continue on with surgery so it was suggested that an MRI be done to get more details.

Just a little while ago, one of the team members called to say that the MRI won't be able to be done until Monday, later afternoon :o( This means more waiting. A LOT more waiting. In the meantime, this is what we know...if Brie's condition remains the same, the MRI will go as planned. If she improves by Monday, then we'll have to re-evaluate things. If she deteriorates even further, then surgery will happen no matter what and as soon as possible.

I really hate the fact that she is so far away right now. I want to be able to see her and hold her to let her know things are okay. She has a wonderful medical team though so I know she is in the best place possible. I was so upset last night because I forgot to tell them that she likes to sleep under a blanket. When I told that to them today, they assured me she was bundled up like a bug in a rug.

I don't know how I'm going to make it until next week :o( I'm trying to keep myself busy but that only lasts for short bursts of time. I've been trying to read Blogs but I hate tying up the phone line just in case they try to call. I honestly cannot express how much all your good thoughts mean to me. It's been like receiving a warm hug every time I open my email. Thank you :o)


Jocelyn said...

Hang in there, Cathey, you can do it! I am thinking good thoughts for your little friend. I hope all will be ok.

Anonymous said...

Aww honey, I don't know what to say. Poor little baby. She's in the best hands and her doctor sounds lovely.

(((((hugs))))) for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, Cathey! Sounds like Brie is a fighter!

Anonymous said...

aaw..praying for Brie!


Aussie Stitcher said...

Send lots of good thoughts to you and Brie. Hope all goes well {{{HUGS}}}

Jenn said...

Thanks for keeping us updated Cathey. {{{HUGS}}}

Daffycat said...

MONDAY??? OMG! That's FOUR days away! You poor thing. Brie's vet sounds super though. Have you been able to visit her?

Crazee4books said...

Dearest Cathey,

I feel so badly for Brie, and for
you. To have to wait from now
until next Monday is horrible! I
really, really hope everything
works out for the best. At least
the vet and his staff are compass-
ionate and making every effort to
make sure Brie is as comfortable
as possible. Will continue to
hold her and you in my thoughts
and prayers.

Take care.

Irene said...

OMG ! I know the waiting must be unbearable, just remember she is where she is to get help and by the sounds of it they are taking excellent care of her.

Christine said...

Many more hugs for both you and Brie. I hope they can do the MRI sooner. I'll continue to think good thoughts!!!

Courtney said...


A few weeks ago my dog was having medical issues (which weren't as bad as Brie's) and I had a quick glimpse into what life might be like without her.

I can only imagine what you're going through, and I wish Brie all the best for a great recovery!

Iris said...

Hang in there Pumpkin !!!
We are all thinking of you !!

~Tammy said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry that Brie is still not home. I know she wouldn't have been home yet even if she'd had her surgery yet, but you would at least be on the road to recovery and not still in limbo.

Your comment about Brie wanting to sleep under a blanket just breaks my heart. Poor little peanut!

Sending more hugs and positive thoughts your way! Thanks for the updates.

Mary Ann said...

Cathey, as hard at it is being away and not being able to see Brie, you are doing the best thing for her--the vet and medical team sound like you found the best.

Please know, that all of you are still in my thoughts and prayers.


Sharon said...

I feel so bad that BRie is so far away from you but thank God she is with a good doctor and being well taken care of. Keeping you all in my prayers. She will be well soon, dear friend.