They say that when it rains, it pours.
Well, I guess “they” are right.
Two weeks ago, Georgie wasn’t feeling too well. He had several accidents in the floor (totally not like him AT ALL) and he was being really clingy to me.
I mean, don’t get me wrong — I LOVE Georgie snuggles. But the dog NEVER sits in my lap … and he just wouldn’t leave it.
I told The Nerd that I was really concerned and that we needed to take him to the vet. Turns out, the poor little guy had a huge bladder stone.
I didn’t even know dogs could get bladder stones.
According to our vet, there are two kinds: one that’s caused by bacteria that accumulates due to a urinary tract infection — this kind can typically be dissolved by changing the dog’s diet. The other kind, the bad kind, is caused by calcium deposits in the urine and the only way to remove it is through surgery.
Guess which kind Buddy Bear had.
So, after a $400 vet bill to diagnose the problem, we got to schedule a $1,400 surgery. My pocketbook has never hurt so much.
All of this AFTER we had bought all the nursery furniture, new living room furniture and a formal dining room table. Yeah. It was not a good month.
BUT – it was WORTH IT.
We are those crazy people who buy stockings for their pets and treat them like members of the family. Our baby was hurting. How could we not spend the money?
Georgie had the surgery last Monday. He’s doing much better. He was out of it for several days, but he seems to be feeling much better now.
He’s on a prescription diet and we have to make sure he drinks lots of water to ensure he doesn’t get another bladder stone. Then, we’ll be doing the surgery all over again. And my pocketbook will cringe.
So, that’s where my head has been lately. Worrying about my poor little guy and stressing because I only have ELEVEN WEEKS until my due date. Holy cow. I’m going to have a cow.
Tell me I have time to get everything done, people. It really doesn’t feel like it.
Oh, and here’s a cute picture of the Beagle, because she can’t be left out:
Happy Hump Day!