That UTI looks good on ya.

Hallmark doesn’t make a card that says, “Congratulations on your hellacious urinary tract infection.” But they should. Because I would so totally buy it.

The labradoodle? He of the emergency vet visit, wherein the vet said, “Oh, there’s way too much blood for this to be a UTI, and I saw a mass?” That guy?

Turns out the mass was just blood clots. Turns out the dude just has the world’s most horrific UTI.

Hurray!

I mean, I’ve had a few UTIs, and ohsweetOprah, they are horrendous. But having Big Doodle be miserable and on freakin’ amoxicillin is a gajillion times better than my poor kid having a mass in his bladder.

Basically, I just paid $1390 for amoxicillin and Big Doodle’s medically necessary and really unfortunate manscaping. But I’m kind of OK with that. I just couldn’t fathom that we could lose both the labradoodles in a year. I couldn’t wrap my brain around the idea that the gentle horse that I walk around the neighborhood every day could be deathly ill.

I am so, so thankful that I didn’t have to.

I don’t care that we aren’t sure how we’re going to cover this bill. I don’t care that we’re really not having Christmas now. I just don’t care. I’m so thankful for my boy.

Thank you all for your kind words. I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know.

This is us, leaving the vet. Labradoodles are totally into selfies, yo. 
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  • Reply Jenny Hart Boren December 4, 2013 at 4:30 am

    Yay! Yay! Yay!
    Also: you're done Christmas shopping! Yay!

  • Reply Carolyn Watson December 4, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    That's such fantastic news! He must be miserable, but he'll get better! Merry Christmas. Relax and enjoy.

  • Reply Carolyn Watson December 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    That's such fantastic news! He must be miserable, but he'll get better! Merry Christmas. Relax and enjoy.

  • Reply Cinny December 4, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I'd say his health is your Christmas present, so put a red bow on this sweet boy's collar and have a merry, merry.

  • Reply smalltownme December 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I am so glad he's going to be ok. Best gift of all!

  • Reply Average Jane December 4, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Poor dog dude! I'm glad it's fixable, even if it is expensive.

  • Reply cookingwithgas December 6, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus… Merry Christmas.

  • Reply Green Girl in Wisconsin December 6, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Hip hip hooray!

  • Reply Rainbow Motel December 7, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    The UTI is a special hell that only our enemies should know. Glad that everyone is on the mend.

  • Reply Karen (formerly kcinnova) December 9, 2013 at 5:09 am

    I've been out of the loop but I am so very glad that it is "just" a UTI. Now to get him healthy again — you are already showing happiness. ♥

  • Reply Mrs. G. December 10, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I'm so happy to hear it wasn't a malignant mass. I hope he's feeling all zippy now though my vet told me that it is amazing how dogs remain upbeat even in pain. I saw this in action when it took me a day to realize my pup had stuck his paw through the neighbor's fence only to have it bitten by is dog. He was jumping around all day and I only caught on because I saw him obsessively licking the paw.

    Here's to loving, loyal and healthy pups.

  • Reply Mrs. G. December 10, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I'm so happy to hear it wasn't a malignant mass. I hope he's feeling all zippy now though my vet told me that it is amazing how dogs remain upbeat even in pain. I saw this in action when it took me a day to realize my pup had stuck his paw through the neighbor's fence only to have it bitten by is dog. He was jumping around all day and I only caught on because I saw him obsessively licking the paw.

    Here's to loving, loyal and healthy pups.

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