Wednesday, June 3, 2009

We dodged a bullet...

My wonderful, if aging, border collie Jewel is hopefully on the mend. She had refused to eat the last three mornings and today was finally seen by our vet. She has a very infected back molar that is being treated with antibiotics and will hopefully come out on Friday.

I am so very relieved! At first, I feared the worst (so unlike me...) and was afraid we were in renal failure. She is, after all, 14 years old. But after learning that my baby is a mere 29 pounds, we drew blood on her and ran the tests... She is normal in every aspect! It seems only the tooth is the culprit! I have breathed a sigh of relief, purchased wet dog food (a very rare treat indeed) and am praying for her to gain a little weight so that we can yank that tooth on Friday and start Jewel back on the road to recovery!


  1. Melissa ValenticJune 4, 2009 at 3:19 PM

    I can not believe that Jewel is still around. One of our dogs reminds me of her. We found out after having puppies that she is 3/4 Border Collie. I am glad she is OK.

  2. Poor Jewel - I am glad she is doing better though. Those dang back molars :)

  3. Thanks guys! She is doing wonderfully now! Funny, after her ordeal, I was eating carmel corn and now have my own inflamed situation! LOL! Sympathy pains I guess!


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