UPDATE - It now looks like our dog may have FCE - firocartilanginous embolism which is basically a stroke in the spinal column. We won't know more until some more test come back. She can come home tomorrow and the only treatment is to basically wait it out. There is a possibility that she may never recover and walk again. We will then we will have to make the decision to maybe put her to sleep. I hate having to make decisions like this.
So we had planned for quite a while to go to our beach house this weekend with 2 other couples we usually hang out with and we decided for it to be an adult weekend only so all the kids stayed home. I figured this would be my last adult weekend for a very long time. To make a long story short, I had an awful time. Everybody including DH stayed drunk the whole entire weekend. I couldn't sleep at night because they were all being loud and DH is not very easy to deal with when he's drinking so I just ignored him the whole time. My friends were annoying me and eveybody was just being so obnoxious. I had never been praying for Sunday to get here so fast just so I could get home. DH and I had a long talk about it this morning and he feels really bad and promised that I would never have another weekend like that again.
Well we finally get home and I go outside to check on our dog (10 year old lab) who my mom had been taking care of all weekend for us and I find her barely moving. My mom said she hadn't even been like that last night when she last saw her. DH and I rush her to the ER and it turns out that her back legs are paralyzed. They said that it's either a ruptured disc or a tumor in her spinal cord. So after paying $470 at the ER, she will be transferred to a surgical faciltity in the morning for a CT scan. If it's a ruptured disc then they will do surgery right away to relieve the pressure on her spinal cord which will cost us about $3500 and pray that she will walk again. If it's a tumor then we don't really have any option and may have to put her to sleep. I am sick to my stomach at how expensive the surgery will be, but we are going to do what's necessary.
Poor DH is so heartbroken. She was his dog when we had first met so for a while it was always just him and her. This really is the last thing we needed right now!
Last edited by jac81; 06-27-2011 at 05:54 PM.
Jennifer, I'm so sorry to hear you had such a rough weekend. I hope they discover what is going on with your dog and she can recover okay... what is her name?
Her name is Bailey. I'm just thankful that she is at least comfortable right now. They put her in a nice confined area and giving her morphine for pain so even if this is her last night then at least she's not in pain.
Sorry you are going through all of this!
Kristin + Richard May 2007
Mommy to Sarah Caroline
OMG I soooooooo feel you on being the sober person having to put up with a bunch of drunk people. I was RIGHT THERE on Friday night DH got decently wasted (not so drunk that he couldn't function but drunk enough that he didn't realize how loud and obnoxious he was being). Then we came back to the hotel and one of his friends is staying in another building literally across the parking lot from us.... he told me he was going to have his friend come to OUR room so they could talk Army for a while. Well, I get DD asleep, walk into our bedroom and DH is GONE. I texted him asking where he went and he was like "Why are you pissed?! I TOLD YOU I was going to S's room!" (that all happened around midnight) So I couldn't sleep because I couldn't lock the deadbolt to our door (or he wouldn't have been able to get in). He still wasn't home at 2, so I texted him hinting VERY STRONGLY that I was locking the deadbolt and going to bed, when would he be home? "Soon" he says. An hour later at 3:15 he's STILL not here, so I text again saying "Okay, I'm not trying to sound like your mother, but you need to come home. This is ridiculous." "On my way" is the response I get. 45 MINUTES LATER he's STILL not here! I called him and was like "Where the hell are you because it does NOT take you 45 minutes to walk across a damned parking lot." He finally got home at about 4 and we had a HUGE fight about how obnoxious he had been.
It wouldn't have been so bad if he hadn't asked earlier that day to go to the bar with a few friends and I asked him not to because I didn't want to be stuck at the hotel alone till god-know-what-hour and he was all "I'm not that kind of husband who just goes out and doesn't come home till the wee hours of the morning"
In his defense, this is the first time in our entire 9 years together something like that has happened... but good lord I was NOT happy. Thankfully we talked about it on Saturday and he realized what an *** he had been so I really doubt it'll happen again.
Sorry to hear about your dog! We have a yellow lab and I honestly couldn't imagine what we'd do if something happened to him. He's a big goober-head but he's such an awesome dog.
People are so inconsiderate sometimes, especially when drunk. I'm sorry you had a bad weekend because your friends and DH couldn't behave.
I'm very sorry about Bailey. I'm glad she's comfortable, and I hope that things work out for you all.
Callie Ruth *** June 4, 2008
Conor Brian *** October 4, 2011
My October Space
I'm so sorry you had such a rough weekend. And hoping that Bailey can make a full recovery.
DD Annabelle 04/08/10 DD Gillian 09/29/11
Oh I'm sorry! Sounds like an awful weekend - nothing worse than being the sober pregnant one while everyone is obnoxiously drunk. And so sad about your dog! Pets truly are a part of the family!