Yesterday Christi called me and told me that the vet called her and gave her grim news. But when I talked to him last night, he wasn’t as forthcoming. He might be trying to “go easy” on me and not Christi. Christi said that the technicians at the vet commented on how much I seemed to love Joey. So maybe the doctor thinks Joey’s “my” dog and has to go easier on me.
When I talked to Christi yesterday she made it seem like we’d have to put Joey down, or at least make the decision to put her down, in the next 24-48 hours. But the doctor made me feel like we were still waiting for Joey to get better. He didn’t mention making any “hard decisions” with me.
Joey doesn’t look like she’s going to pull out of this. Her BUN and creatinine levels aren’t lowering enough. She’s not eating and her protein count is declining. We’re still waiting on some tests to come back — a couple of autoimmune tests and a bacteria test.