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    Trish Monaco.
    singer. songwriter.
    dog walker.
    human. living.
    loving. laughing.
    in Los Angeles


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Monday, June 19, 2006

Love for Hunny

Please send positive, loving, healing thoughts to Hunny. We brought her to the vet because she was peeing blood. She was treated for a bladder/kidney infection. We were sent home with heavy-duty antibiotics and told to return in 14 days. If it isn't cleared up by then, more tests will be done to rule out major things like kidney cancer.

On the way home we stopped at Trader Joe's and left the dogs in the car (something I've done for ten years). While we were in the store, Hunny tore into the antibiotics (through the bag and child-proof pill bottle). She ate all thirty pills.

I called the vet immediately. We were told the medicine absorbs quickly and to expect lots of vomiting and diarrhea. We isolated Hunny in the bathroom. Within an hour she was convulsing and had lost control of every bodily function. Projectile! I called the vet again. They described what a seizure would look like. Because she was shaking and laying down, I wasn't sure if she was in critical condition.

Until ... she did exactly what the assistant said she would do: lay on her side and shake uncontrollably. At that moment, I was talking with our vet and said, "She's seizing." He said to rush her in and he was going to call the animal hospital to tell them we were on our way.

PBX wrapped Hunny in the throw rug, swooped her up and we literally ran to the car, watching Hunny foam at the mouth, shake, drip blood from her backside and lose complete awareness of her surroundings.

I drove as they were in the back. Hunny was out for about five minutes. Then she suddenly sat up, panting.

She would've been in the hospital overnight if funds weren't such a major issue. But they worked with us and loaded her up on fluids (shots under the skin all over her body) and gave us liquid anti-vomiting medicine.

Hunny can't eat for 24 hours and she can't take any medicine for her infection for another 48 hours.

Apparently they make this particular (very expensive) medicine taste sweet, like a treat, so the dog will take it willingly.

The instructions for the medicine from the emergency hospital specifically read, "Keep out of Hunny's reach."

Right now, she is sleeping. She periodically gets up to roam about and loses her way. She's weak and shaky. But so far, she's been able to rest for about an hour. We have towels down because she's still leaking blood.

My poor baby. Because she's an older dog, there are more concerns.


I didn't really want to go into so much detail. I just wanted to let Hunny fans know she needs much support and positive thoughts.

Thanks all. xo

Comments on "Love for Hunny"


Blogger Cyber Girl said ... (9:55 PM) : 

Aww... I'm praying hard for Hunny to get better. "HUNNY!!! Please, please get better. You look like a really adorable doggie!"
I am sure your vet is taking good care of Hunny.
Kisses and cuddles to Hunny!
I made this for her:


Blogger ally said ... (10:21 PM) : 

sending good vibes & praying for hunny to get well soon.


Blogger Cynthia said ... (11:36 PM) : 

I am so sorry. Y'all are both in my prayers.


Blogger IndigoSunMoon said ... (1:41 AM) : 

Oh Trish! I know you were scared to death! Hunny is in my prayers. Bless her little canine heart!


Blogger ChasingMoksha said ... (4:54 AM) : 

Poor Hunny. I have Hunny in my thoughts....Keep us posted.....


Blogger Robbie said ... (8:04 AM) : 

OH MY! The poor baby. She's a spunky gal, I'm sure she'll pull through. :::crossing-fingers:::


Blogger Trish said ... (12:27 PM) : 

UPDATE - Tuesday 6/20 - noon: Thanks for the support and love everyone. Your thoughts help. Hunny slept mostly through the night. She drank water at 3:30 am and again at 8:00 am. She peed twice without blood. (once at 8am and again at 11:30am). She's hungry (yay). She ate about 5 nibbles of kibble and a dash of wet food in water. She's making a little eye contact and she has longer moments of awareness. Then she crashes into a slumber again.

More later. Thank you again for all your support. xo


Blogger BAF said ... (2:53 PM) : 

A prayer for 'hunny'from NZ.


Blogger gigi said ... (3:11 PM) : 

'Hunny fans' are loving and legion. The air is sweet with pink, positive and healing vibrations heading her way.

(Those vibes also contain fiber. :)


Blogger Robbie said ... (7:36 PM) : 

Seizures will take a lot out of a person, I assume more so a dog. I'm glad to hear that she is doing better. Food, water, rest, no blood. Great News!


Blogger Gator said ... (12:14 PM) : 

Checking back to see how Hunny is...good thoughts and prayers coming your way, Trish!


Blogger Heather said ... (1:02 PM) : 

You're in my thoughts and prayers! Lots of kisses & licks from Tink, too!


Blogger V said ... (2:44 AM) : 

Boy, I`m happy I read the next post first. Poor baby.


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