Today I had planned on telling you about the rest of my long weekend and the super-fun camping trip I went on, but something more important has come up.
My friend Freya was supposed to come back to live with us as of last night. Her vet had determined that she had recovered from her knee surgery enough that she could come back. Jessica from The Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba had been caring for her since the weekend and had agreed to bring her by.
We waited and waited for her to be dropped off, looking out the window every few minutes to see if she was here. And then we got a phone call.
It seems that Freya had been acting normal and happy right up until it was time to go, at which point she started vomiting and acting very lethargic. She was immediately rushed to the vet where she got a battery of blood tests and x-rays.
Soon after she got the call telling her of this emergency, mum took off the vet’s office herself. I would have gone too, but it is never a good idea to bring a healthy Pug to the vet for no good reason. This can often result in little bits of paper being stuck in my eyes.
Freya’s blood tests came back saying that her liver and pancreas levels were abnormal. I can’t quite tell you what either of those things are, but I know that abnormal is not a good thing under any circumstances. The vet determined that it would be best if she stayed the night so she could be monitored and given lots of healthy fluids.
Mum will call and check up on her later but for now, all I can do is wait and hope. It’s a very helpless situation to be in, both for Freya and for those who love her. She is under the care of some very capable vets, but she is still vulnerable and recuperating major surgery.
If ever a Pug needed some strong ju-ju; it would be Freya right now. She has been though hell and back and is only just starting to live a pain-free life. Please keep her in your thoughts and your hearts and wish her a quick recovery.