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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Prayers Needed for our Cocker Spaniel Katie

It's hard for me to ask for help, but today I have a very urgent prayer request for our sweet cocker spaniel Katie.
Katie is three years old, and if you visit here very often, you know that she is a very, very important part of our lives and family.  She is like our child.
Yesterday morning, she just wasn't her usual active and energetic self, she was very lethargic. I became worried, so we took her to our vet right away.  They said she probably had the flu (she had a high temperature) and gave us meds, and said if she wasn't better by this morning, to call.
Well, this morning she was worse, so we took her in again.
Blood tests show that she has a type of anemic disorder that is unfortunately common in cocker spaniels.
Our vet said it was very rare for a dog Katie's age to get it.
Our sweet cocker Emily had it, it came on very suddenly three years ago, and we lost her to it.
The ironic thing is that we lost Emily three years ago yesterday.
So today our vet had us rush Katie to an animal hospital he highly recommended, 45 minutes away, for an emergency blood transfusion.
To say we are in shock is putting it mildly.  I am very worried and scared.
The vet at the hospital was very kind and said they would run other tests on her to see if something else was going on.  Best case scenario, she will be there for several days. But still will be in critical condition.
To come home without her, and see her toys scattered about the house, is very painful.
She is like our daughter.
So, if you could please keep her (and us, too, please) in your prayers, it would mean so much.
We are back home, anxiously awaiting word how the transfusion went.
I will be sure to keep you posted.
Thank you.

20 comments:

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Donna, many prayers will be lifted for sweet Katie. She is so precious and I know you and your hubby are very worried. I just hate this happened to her and exactly three years from Emily. It is very scary. Sending hugs your way. I pray Katie gets better quickly and will be back playing very soon. God be with you both and sweet Katie. Blessings and prayers xo

Japolina said...

Sending healing vibes. Hope she feels better soon!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Donna, your baby girl! I am so sorry to hear of this sudden illness. Of course she is in my prayers as are you and your husband. I know how heartbroken you were 3 years ago and I pray that you don't have to go through that again. Big Hugs!!

Linda

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this about Katie, Donna.
Keep us posted as you hear any news.
Love you sweetie.
Debbie
xo

Renee said...

Sending prayers for sweet Katie.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Will be saying prayers for you both I remember when you brought her home.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Donna, I know she is your baby and I will pray that she gets well and comes back home to you soon.

hugs
Sissie

Jan said...

Oh Donna...I will be praying...for all of you! Hopefully, the blood transfusion will do the trick and help her. I know the heartbreak of these nasty things that quickly come upon our poor Pups...and I know the loss of one of them is one of the most difficult things to get through. What animal hospital did you go to? I know of several good ones too!

Hugs,
Jan

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

oh Donna, I am so very sorry about katie. She will be in my prayers. I pray that she will be well soon. I know how much she means to you, she is your little girl. Keep you chin up my dear.
Please let me know how she is doing.
Lots of hugs for you and lots of prayers for Katie.
Love
Mary

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Donna I will pray for sweet Katie and can understand your concern especially with the 3 year anniversary of your fur child's passing. Pets become our children and tonight with my prayer for Katie I am also sending you a cyber hug.
xoxo,
Vera

Rose L said...

Oh no! I am sorry to hear this and am praying for a complete recovery!

Gail said...

aw no hope she is ok sending lots of love...Gail x

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I'm so sorry. Sending prayers for you and Katie. xoox Su

Trisha said...

Oh Donna, I am so sorry you are having to go through this again. I am praying that Katie gets better in no time and that you are all home together again soon. Please keep us updated!

~Trisha

Bente said...

Oh no. I`m so sorry to hear this about Katie, Donna. She MUST and SHALL be well again. Sending you a big hug.

Tete said...

Oh Donna, prayers of healing going up for Katie! I know this is so hard on you. Praying for a peace for you and your husband. I know she is your baby. I hope you have her home by now, and that she is better and playing.

Twinkle Terrior said...

Lotsa love and prayers for Katie and all of you ox

Jan said...

Just wondering how Katie and all of you are doing. Still continuing to pray!

Okio B Designs said...

So sorry to hear this. =(

Jeanine

Gail said...

So sorry ...sending you love ...Gail x