Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Ruby Report

So I spent ALL DAY at the VET's.  Sheesh.  It was exhausting.  And I didn't have any breakfast or even water since last night.  

So see my cute pink bracelet?  I'm keepin' it on.  I love it...

So here's he deal... aside from the big sore in my mouth, I also have a big ulceration my throat "behind my soft palette."  Dr. Sarah removed my sore to get it biopsied, butt that will take 48 to 72 hours.  

In the meantime I'm being treated for acid reflux/irritable bowel syndrome but I might have some sort of auto-immune problem or I might have eaten something poisonous like a plant or a spider or I might have something that starts with a "C"...

We won't know until the biopsy comes back.  We're staying calm.  My Publicist is going with the poisonous plant scenario, as I ate some weeds on my walk on Sunday and my symptoms started after that.  Dr Sarah said that maybe I ate a spider.  I don't remember THAT!

I also got a sebaceous cyst removed from the top of my head.  The Publicist is calling it a "little nip/tuck."

I'm really tired.  I did eat some soft food and took my prilosec and some other medicine that we have to dissolve in water and squirt into my throat to coat my sore throat.  

Thank you all so much for keeping me in your thoughts. Please keep thinking pawsitive thoughts for me.  It means so much to me and Bart and The Publicist.  We'll let you know as soon as we find out the results of the biopsy.





Unknown said...

Oh dear Ruby, the vet had done a lot of things on you.

Our paws and fingers are crossed; good thoughts and prayers are on your way now!

In the meantime, please take a good rest and eat a bit more. We think some naughty plants are the IT!!!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We'll keep positive, too. Glad you've survived all that V-E-T stuff and can eat again.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Declan said...

Oh you poor girl. I'm sure you'll be fine - it sounds like the weeds did it. Thinking of you. Deccy x

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Ruby you know we love ya. Sorry you have to go through all this stuff. If all the good wishes from around the world mean anything, you will be feeling just fine real soon. Take care sweetheart. Hugs to everyone. No worries (especially for you) and love, Stella and Rory (and Carol)

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Ruby, you are having a rough time, but rest assured that those clever human vets will be doing all they can to help. And we are sending our most powerful healing vibes all the way across the ocean and continent.
Toodle pip!

The Thuglets said...

Ruby we are so pleased you are home..love the pink bracelet. We have all our paws crossed here for good test results. Rest up and take your medication.
Sending loads of aire zen and healing vibes.
Extra Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletx

Molly the Airedale said...

I've eaten spiders before. Mom says it's not a good thing.
My paws are crossed for you, Ruby!

Love ya lots,

The Black and Tans. said...

Ruby we have 16 paws crossed here for you.
We think your pink bracelet is very pretty against your dark furs too.

Keep on taking your medicine and let us know about your test results as soon as you can OK?

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Dexter said...

Miss Ruby! Oh my goodness! I had no idea you had sickies. It looks like you are feeling better now, right? But your mom is going to be super stressy until those lab results come back. Sending RH hugs.


HH and The Boys said...

Ruby.... we are sending you all sorts of purrrrs and hoping that you find easy answers to all the questions.

pawhugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

georgia little pea said...

dear Ruby, that's a lot of iffies and possible sickies :( i hope it doesn't turn out to be anything too nasty, and that your Dr Dog fixes you up soon so you can get happy again.

a BIG hug for you and Bart and The Publicist too. your friend, Georgia x

3 doxies said...

Oh my gawd, what da heck! I was away yesterday and I am floored to reads dis. I be so sorry I wasn't heres to give you healin' vibes...I is heres now though.
Girl, I am so sorry you is dealin' withs all dis. I mean not bein' ables to eat is horribles and then we has to wait like furevers fur your results. Yes, I said WE....hehehe.
I am so sending my support and healin' stuffs your way. I bets your mom is freakin'...I send her my hugs too.


3 doxies said...

Oh and PS...likes your pink bracelet.
And I gots bit by a spider and it was terribles.


HoundDogMom said...

Ruby, we will continue to fling the drool and hold you tight in our paws for quick healing. We are going with you just picked up something on your walk, because we really don't want to think of anything else right know. Like we said Bella has had an upset tummy as well and we are still trying to figure out her problems but not as serious as your ouches and stuffs. Get lots of rest and think PAWSITIVE thoughts. Sniffs,The HoundDogs

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I'll be keeping the paws khrossed furry furry tightly!


The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

Hey there Ruby - Shiloh'n Shasta here - Furst, pink IZ your color - it lookz really good against your dark furz.
Now, we r sendin'u all kindz of healin'vibez an'so many prayerz. An'tell your publicist that we r sendin'LOTz of tail wagz an'Beagle kisses an'hope thoze test rezultz come bak all good an'sooner then later. Our mom sendz lotz of hugz tu all of u.
Shiloh'n Shasta

Tanya Breese said...

oh ruby, you poor girl! you're still in my prayers and i hope you are feeling better this morning...stop eating poisonous plants girl! and about the spider....i heard a lot of people even eat them in their sleep and don't even know, they crawl right in their mouths....yuck!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Ruby we are so very sorry you aren't feeling well we are sending our best healing purrs to you and Fen has his paws crossed for you. We are hoping you just ate something you shouldn't have and will be well in no time. Pawsitive thoughts that all those test come back OK.

Socks once at a frog and got blisters all over his throat.

Bassetmomma said...

Awwwe! Good luck with your test results Ruby! Hope you get well soon!

Moth said...

Poor Ruby - you've been through a lot at the vet! Paws crossed you are fully better soon - we're thinking of you. Woofs & licks from Magic & family xx

Angela J. said...

Poor you Ruby! Sounds like you had a very hard day but I'm sure they will get you all fixed up. We are thinking about you here and sending all our pawsitive thoughts your way. The pink braclet suits you!

Ziggy Stardust said...

Hi Ruby I am Sasha and I read about you on Mangos blog. I just wanted to come and send you a hug and I am crossing paws that everything will be ok. I hope you feel better soon.

Loveys Sasha

p.s. Here is a hug


Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

We are keeping our paws crossed for you Ruby!!

Get Well Soon!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

My Mind's Eye said...

Ruby my sweet precious Rottie I'm so very sorry to read about your not so terrific Tuesday. My sis's cat has IBD so we know how bad that can make a girl feel. I'm sending you my most powerful feline vibes and all the purrs I can muster from my lady cat body.
Your BFFF.

My Mind's Eye said...

PS I'm glad your Vet gave you a girly pink ID bracelet.
Hugs Madi

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We were hopoing to see a report here this morning. Glad to know you are home, Ruby. We will keep those paws crossed for a good report. Now no more weed eating and just pass on the spiders, OK? We hope that's all it is. Prayers from the Momster too.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

IRIS E DONA said...

We are keeping our 36 paws crossed for you Ruby ! We hope you get well soon !
Iris ( & mom & pack)

2browndawgs said...

Awe Ruby we hope you are feeling better soon. We are thinking of you.

the brown dawgs

Anonymous said...

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby! My paws are crossed SUPER DUPER tight that it was just from eating a plant or something. I do things like that, too, sometimes and it just makes my momma kerazy! But I just can't help it! Anyways, I'm sending you my Most Pawerful Brindle Wishes and I just know everything's gonna be just fine!

Wiggles & Wags,

houndstooth said...

Mom heard on the radio a few weeks ago that the average person swallows four or five spiders in their lifetime without knowing it! *gags a little* I hope it was just a bad reaction to a plant. We have our paws tightly crossed for you, Ruby!


P.S. Bart, if you could get here, I'd have had you fan me with palm leaves! I think that would be a nice effect. Anyway, if you need to borrow my fan, it's always available for you!

Unknown said...

Hugs Ruby! Lots of labradork kisses coming your way from this little corner of the blogosphere.

Get better soon!!!!

Jen and the mostly black dog crew

GOOSE said...

Oh Ruby you are in our thoughts and prayers, your mom too. A spider huh? I've tried eating one of those a few times but I shake my head and spit it out. Keeping all my paws crossed for you.

The Daily Pip said...

Glad you were able to eat a little soft food and are feeling a little better. It definitely sounds like the weeds and/or spider have something to do with this! Our paws remain crossed for you!

Your pal, Pip

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Ruby honey I am so sorry that all this came at you at ONCE. I think it was just a nasty weed thingy that you ate by mistake. I am sure you will be feelin In the Pink like your new bracelet .. in no time.
I have my paws crossed fur you.

KB said...

Oh, Ruby. I've been having eye troubles and missed your initial post. I am so so sorry that you're feeling bad and that your publicist has to worry about C again.

I can tell you that we had a Lab who ate spiders (more than once), and they'd bite him on the way down his gullet, producing all sorts of problems (that could be solved pretty easily once we knew what it was). I hope that it's something like a spider or a weed.

All paws are crossed here for you.

Millie and Walter said...

Keeping our paws and fingers crossed that it was just something you ate. Glad to see you are back from the vets and doing well.

Cindy & Nina

Jake of Florida said...

Dear Ruby,

That's a lot of stuff going on for one brave dogger!!! We're sending you lots of wirey zen and hope it was just the plant poison that got to you. Zillions of wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry and our mom, Joan

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you Ruby and your publicist too:)

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

We've got our paws crossed that it was just some bad weed, erm, nasty plants! ;-) Take it easy and keep us posted!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Cowspotdog said...

Oh dear Miss Ruby - we have 12 paws here all together for you and hope what ever it is can be treated easily. Hugs to your Mom too....she must be so worried.

The Boston Lady said...

Ruby, I'm with The Publicist, some strange plant down your throat. We went through something like this here with our cat, Bumby. Vet had hard time figuring it out, but I suspected she chewed on some new plants we had around for a wedding here.

Hope you feel better soon and that all your results turn out for the best. Ann TBL

Pippen said...

Hope you are feeling better very soon, Miss Ruby! We have all our paws crossed for you!

Sam and Pippen

Amber DaWeenie said...

We all have all our paws crossed fur good results. In fact it looks like our pack all has to go potty we has our paws crossed so tight.

Get well soon, Ruby!

ThePainterPack said...

Ruby, we is praying and crossing paws fur woo! Fur now just relax and milk it for all it's worth! Woo deserve it!

Mya Boo Boo
Painter Pack SpokesDog

Furry Bottoms said...

You are such a beauty, Ruby. That pink bracelet just accentuates your sleek coat! I will be hoping the best for you and your publicist. In the meantime, get lots of rest and drink lots of fluids!!

H Ski said...

We will be thinking of you Ruby. Rest up and feel better soon.

Jill said...

Dear Ruby, I hope that you are feeling better soon. I also hope that your test results are favorable and that whatever is ailing you is something simple and fixable. Hugs from Smudge, Zippy and Gus.

K9 Katastrophie said...

We are thinking very good thoughts for you and are praying our hearts out! Please get better very soon!! Maybe your mommy will let you eat some ice cream for your sore throat? BOL!


Sue said...

Oh Ruby, there are too many sickies in Blogland. You need to start feeling better. Our Bentley had acid reflux. For a long time everyone thought he had heart disease, but it turned out that a pill at bedtime kept the acid down and he was fine after that. Our Mom has fits when we eat weeds and stuff. We hope the reports are all good and that you're running around getting into trouble soon.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Martha said...

Hello Ruby, it is very nice to meet you although we wish it was in happier times.
Mango told us you were poorly and we don't like to hear that at all.
We are sending you lots of love from Scotland and will be posting you off some basset slobber!
It is well known for it's medicinal effects....!!!
Hope to hear better news soon.
Much love
Martha & Bailey xx

Asta said...

Sweet Sweet Wuby
West up aftew all that owdeel
I am cwossing my paws and mommi is pwaying hawd that you get good news and can get all bettew. Youw new bwacelet is lovely, but I wish you could get it wifout going thwoo all this
I love you and send you my stwong love
smoochie kisses

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Sweet Ruby,

We has nothin' but LUV fur you. Our bestest boxer puppy prayers will continue to be sent your way.

Woofs and Healing Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

Jo's World said...

Dear Ruby:

We are so sad to hear our beautiful Rottie girl has been sick and at the Vet's! We are making prayers for you and sending you all of our good wishes.

I hope its something the Vet can make go away FAST when they figure out what it is!

In the meantime we are keeping our eye on your blog!

Cheers and hugs,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Smile With Your Tail said...

Ruby, so so sorry your feeling under the weather, even worse you had to visit the V-E-T, but you have 3 pairs of paws crossed over here for you and you are in our thoughts.

We hope you feel your self soon Ruby!

Big big big slobbers and licks

Dachshund Nola said...

Paws still crossed for you, sweet Ruby
Dachshund Nola

Rama's Mama said...

Poor thing! Hope you are 100% real soon!

Oskar said...

Hi Ruby,
My name is Oskar & I'm so sorry for all of your problems. I just know the vet will find a good solution and your tests will come back great.

My mom person & I will be praying for you.

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Oskar & Pam

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am praying for you too Ruby.
And I will not stop.
I am glad you are home with your family to rest and have your toys near you.
Whatever the problem is , I will pray it just goes away.
Blogland is keeping you in their thoughts,, cause we all love you and your family.
Of course I will expect a miracle for you.

Chris said...

Oh, Ruby, we are so sorry you are feeling so bad. We are all crossing our paws (Lily will use her backs) and fingers and hope that you are feeling better soon and that all this is nothing serious.

White Dog Blog said...

Rest for now, Ruby. And every one should stay calm...no sense in panicking. We are sending our strongest White Dog Army positive energy that the problem is a little easy one; we also send healing vibes for a quick and complete recovery.

Tanya Breese said...

just wanted to see how you are feeling today miss ruby :)

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Ruby Ruby Ruby!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh sweetheart I PRAY and PRAY for you sweetly!!!! I love you so much Ruby!!!! Zoie eats a lot of stuff on our walks too!!! I worry!!!

Marjie said...

Oh, you poor baby. Please do listen to your Publicist and not eat any more weeds. She has access to great volumes of knowledge, aside from the vast amounts she knows herself, and I'm sure she warned you not to eat random stuff. I hope you're feeling better soon, and I hope the biopsy reveals only "They hurt poor Ruby while being overly cautious!"

Anonymous said...

OKEYDOKEY!!! More pawsitive thinkings coming your way!!! I'm feeling waaaay good about this.

Stay rested Ruby. Stay calm. And carry on. All will be well. I will it so.

Arooo! Stuart

Anonymous said...

OKEYDOKEY!!! More pawsitive thinkings coming your way!!! I'm feeling waaaay good about this.

Stay rested Ruby. Stay calm. And carry on. All will be well. I will it so.

Arooo! Stuart

Jans Funny Farm said...

We hope it was something easily treatable. Sorry you're sick. Sending lots of get well pawhugs.

Bicontinental Dachshund said...

Dear Ruby,

I hope you get all better soon!
In the meantime, I'll keep thinking pawsitive thoughts :)


bettyj said...

Oh my goodness! This brought tears to my eyes. I so hope(and pray) is was a plant. Sweet Ruby, we want you better. Dasko sends his get well wishes.