Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Here we go again...

Today was an interesting day, to say the least.  I don't know how many of you have Goldens, but for those of you who don't, they like to eat things.  We are pretty good at keeping him out of things but when winter sets in and stays for awhile, Max gets bored and starts looking for trouble.  He is happy in this photo I snapped in the fall, but today he was pretty miserable.  For two days he hasn't been able to keep anything down and at one point threw up a sock.  After 24 hrs. of not eating or going out.  I took him to the vet.  The long and the short of it is if he doesn't throw up what's still in his stomach by tomorrow morning, he is going into surgery.

About six years ago we had a similar situation with our other Golden, Casey.  She managed to eat a nerf football.  It cost us $1200 to have it removed.  Now, you know where I'm going with this.  I love my dogs.  $1200 is a lot of money.  I know I don't have a choice, but $1200 is a lot of money.  I'm praying that between now and the x-ray at 8:30 am, God will let whatever is in there come out.  I'm feeling very selfish.  Max has barely moved since he's been home.  I'm going away for the weekend and $1200 is a lot of money.  Is it wrong to ask you to pray for a dog?

Thank you Lord for the animals you've given us to care for, forgive my selfish heart...


  1. Oh Renee - I don't think it's selfish at all. It is a lot of money to have to spend for what can be a re-occurring "occupation" for a golden(!) Plus, it is very clear that you love & care for Max. . . I will join you in your prayer that whatever is causing the trouble in Max will come out & that Max will fond comfort. . . (& hopefully learn a bit of a lesson) :o)
    xo, Bren

  2. I, too am joining you in prayer that Max will be able to get rid of what could lead to surgery. It is not selfish. That is a lot of money and it is not that you don't love him. Prayers for your peace about the decision if you have to make it.

  3. Oh my Gosh... "The Fun Girls" and our dogs...

    Well not only am I saying prayers for Max, but Liz is also saying a prayer for the big guy.

    I however am saying a prayer for "You" and your family in addition to Max. I can only imagine how stressful it is at your house.

    I will be waiting to hear how everything comes out... If it does:)


  4. I just read your post and had to respond! We have 2 goldens and one eats everything. He has had 2 surgeries and you are right it is extremely expensive. His last little eating mishap still cost us $, but he did finally pass the sock. You have never seen such happiness over poop! I am keeping my fingers crossed for you. They get so sick when they have a blockage, it breaks your heart.

  5. Sure will keep your pooch in my prayers...I think our shelties could give your goldens alittle competition too...our senior sheltie had to have surgery to remove an applique needle that was apparently absorbed through her skin...she was really sick & the final bill didn't make us feel too good either...over $2,000. Plus I felt so guilty thinking I had dropped that needle somewhere. Just recently our youngest ate a velcro strap but that turned out okay a day later. If only we had those proverbial eyes in the back of the head.

  6. No. It isn't selfish to pray for your dog. Not at all. Bless his heart, he is feeling pretty bad. I am just now coming into my prayers this morning, and may be a little bit late.
    Sincerely - Trish

  7. It's not selfish to pray at all! I understand! Although, I just read this and it's 8:36 am.... so I am praying that God is giving you peace with whatever the outcome is...

  8. Hoping everything passes and there is no surgery involed. Poor guy. He must be so miserable! Hugs to you and Max.


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