What I did do today
- talk to the vet's office 3 times
- walk the dog (and children tagging along, of course) at least a dozen times, but I did lose track
- take the dog and children to the park, because if we have to go outside this much, we might as well stay out
- clean up blood-tinged dog pee in the kitchen 3x, in the hall outside my apartment 3x, in the elevator, and small drops in the living room, Christopher's room, and my closet
And, yes, Ranger is sick. I took him to the vet on Monday, in part because he started limping a lot after running with me last week. I also have been a bit concerned about how aged he has seemed lately. I really should have stopped running with him weeks ago. He has just been moving so slowly. He likes to sleep a lot. He doesn't get excited about much of anything. Needs to pee more frequently. Gained a bit (or a lot, really) weight. Just old dog stuff, really. But, he also seemed to always be thirsty. After reading this post, I thought maybe I should get him checked out. Ranger has Cushings disease. Of course, the blood tinged peeing has NOTHING to do with the cushings, apparently it is just a side effect from having a catheter on Monday. Fortunately, he doesn't seem to be in pain. I'm really trying not to concentrate on what needs to happen next, which includes further (expensive) testing and makes me very upset. I just want my poor dog to stop peeing everywhere.