First off, we really appreciate everyone’s concern over Wyatt. Thank you so much! We don’t mention him a lot here because he has his own blog, but he really is a big part of our family. Your concern about Wyatt’s hospitalization means the world to us, and has helped keep us sane during this very scary week of events.
From the beginning, Wyatt’s role in our lives has been to see how close he can take us to the brink of insanity.
Well, now he’s done it to the good vets at Texas A&M Veterinary School.
Today after eight days of hospitalization to recover from last week’s exploratory surgery, we received word that:
What IS That Thing?
One of the most frustrating scenarios of coping with any medical condition, is not knowing the “Why” or “How?” of what caused it.
But even after a CT scan, the vets could only tell us:
Wyatt has a “bacterially infected tract” deep within his body, but the docs simply don’t know the underlying cause of this infection. We may never know.
Hopefully, 30 days of strong antibiotics will eliminate the infection / rump lump. If not, an ugly and complicated surgery is probably in order.
In our new world of medicine for dogs and people alike, we’ve come to expect more from technology.
When we don’t get the answers, we want to scream.
We are rejoicing that he doesn’t have cancer, but still baffled as to how the most brilliant minds in medicine still can’t figure our boy’s condition out.
After a hearty glass or two of wine, I’ve finally accepted sometimes technology can’t give us the answers. Sometimes you really do have to toss the technological wizardry aside and take things as they come, and live each day as it happens, just like Wyatt.
This is “Being More Dog.”
Wyatt will probably come home tomorrow, and we can hopefully get on with our lives.