Monday, January 21, 2008
Mr. K update
R took Mr. K to the vet this morning. He's a disaster. She's a complete mess. The vet doesn't know what is going on. He is at the vet for the day. They are doing a water deprivation test, to find out if it's Diabetes Insipidus (the rare, nearly untreatable form of diabetes). That test is terrifying, because if he has that DI, it can seriously harm him to be deprived of water. This whole thing feels like torture. There are other symptoms that make the vet think maybe it's something else...the not eating, some breathing problems, red eyes. They are getting an internal medicine specialist involved, and need to do ultrasounds to look for tumours. It doesn't look good, folks, no matter what. I didn't expect to be staring down these kinds of possibilities with a five-year-old dog. I don't even know what to do with myself. I think I may go home for the weekend. R is so stressed and so isolated. She's now full of guilt, berating herself. She needs some time off from this. I think maybe I need to go. I am showing a film in my Monday class next week; I could easily just get someone to show it for me, and would be able to be gone Thursday-Monday.