Pook’s Problem

January 20, 2010

This is Keesha, our keeshond. She’s also known as The Pook, and she’s very sick.

We’ve just gotten her home from a visit to the vet. Keesha’s breathing has been extremely laboured lately, and she’s stopped eating. According to the vet, Keesha’s lungs are only working at 30% capacity, and this is causing her heart to pump at four times the normal rate in order to circulate what little oxygen she’s getting. She is dehydrated from constantly cooking and as of this moment, we don’t know what’s caused this. A big expensive test will help diagnose the issue with her lungs. It’s probably pneumonia… or cancer.  Naturally we’re hoping for pneumonia, which can be cured.

Keesha’s 16 and perfectly happy besides old lady breath from worn teeth, arthritis and cataracts… and the whole not being able to breath thing.


2 Responses to “Pook’s Problem”

  1. Tandye said

    T_T We believe she has so much life left in her, so we cannot quit now. I am doing all I can to make her comfy… she is on a restricted diet, medicines, she gets shots once a week, keeping her cool and calm. Keesha is an amazingly resilient pup and my best friend. I spent half my life with her by my side and we have only grown closer over the years. She doesn’t
    ask for much or complain, even when she was a cone dog for a month. She has her quirks and her moments, but don’t we all? -Love you, Kee. Always ❤

  2. Shannin said

    I hope Keesh is getting stronger ..Give her a hug for me . Wish the best for her she is one tough yet squishy sweet sweet pup.

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