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Luna Alvarez needs surgery for bladder stones

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I just read the updated posts. I will be praying that Luna is taken into surgery sooner. A week seems like a very long time, but I have to think that the surgeon feels it is safe to wait, otherwise he would've rescheduled a lesser surgery to fit Luna in. Luna, you have so many people on your side and pulling for you. You are loved by all of us at IMOM. Hang in there sweet baby. Providencia, I would keep calling the surgeon's office every day - maybe twice a day. It's the squeaky wheel that gets oiled. You are constantly in my thoughts and I just know that Luna will be in surgery soon. Even though we are all spread out over the country, we are right there beside you.

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Hi Providencia,

I have thought of Luna often today and praying her surgery had gone well. What a shame they couldn't do her surgery, especially after last night. I am glad she is staying on the antibiotic, but did they give her pain medication too?

If there is any chance they might get her into surgery u might want to fast her after midnight every night, and not feed her in the mornings until after u speak with the vet's office every AM. If they have a last minute cancellation and Luna has had her breakfast then they won't be able to do the surgery. Maybe ask them the best way to do it.

Thanks so much for taking the time to find Tucker and Justice's thread-it was so sweet of u to post. The boyz are often "moon doggies" becuz they have seizures often but usually for sure when it's the full moon. But maybe ur little moon, Luna, brought them luck since so far no seizures with the full moon.

We will continue sending positive thoughts and prayers that Tuck and Justice's schnauzer buddy Luna will be comfortable until she can finally have her surgery. We want her singing and having WBD's.

Hang in there Providencia and Luna!

Hugs to Luna from me and the boyz

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Judy, Salli C, k9sign:

Today, I actually must say that Luna was in a different spirit. I do not know why she started to bleed in her urine, but tonight I walked her for a bit to make sure she goes a few times if possible and noticed a lighter tint of blood compared to last night.

I have her wearing a pink cinderella pull up size 2T and I cut out a hole for her nubby and she is in her glory. If she wets the pull up with urine it changes color to let me know that she urinated and I check to see what came out. This will help me update the doctor as to her changes.

Tomorrow morning, I will be calling to see if the vet has any changes for me and can advise me of when if there is an earlier date. Luna is only on antibiotics. She is a strong little girl schnauzer who is a job to watch.

I am amazed as to her allowing me to put on these pull ups and not fuss on having them on. She knows mommy is only watching and caring for her.

I will post pictures of her soon. I am just waiting to see what the vet tells me and yes, I will take all your advises into consideration. We can help each other guide the care of these beautiful fuzzy children. Tucker and Justice, thanks for beings there for Luna. She needs big brothers like you both to guide her and she is your little sister.

Hugs and thanks for the prayers. Always in our thoughts. Good nite from Luna and Providencia

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Good Afternoon:

Sorry for the delay in posting about Luna. I woke up this morning and called the vet and still no entry but I continue to keep my hopes up that this week they can do the surgery.

After the call, I let Luna out and she moved a but slow but I think it is because she was tired. I was tired too, and we both went back to sleep and just woke up and now she is outside in the yard doing what she does best. She is still in pampers to avoid accidents. The antibiotics are taking well with her again and our spirits are looking forward to the day of the surgery.

Thanks and hugs to all the guardian angels at IMOM and our new found friends from all over.

Providencia and Luna Alvarez

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Hi Providencia and Miss Luna,

I am so glad Luna's urine has less blood in it then a couple nights ago. I had hoped that u would have news this AM of the vet getting Luna into surgery today. But one day at a time...

What a smart little girl keeping her pampers on-I'm not sure my boyz would be quite so good abt it, although they have worn pants or t-shirts after surgeries.

Tuck and Justice will be excited to see more pics of little Luna (me too!).

Give Luna a hug from all of us!

Cindy

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IMOM Family:

Here I am showing off in my new cinderella pull ups that mommy place on me for my urination accidents. I am happy that mommy is taking care of me. I am smiling because she loves me so much. I just want to have the surgery so I do not have to wear these pull ups any longer.

Tucker and Justice - do not laugh at me but just think of me as you little sister in pink. Here a W.B.D for now but wait until after surgery. I am going to be jumping for joy.

Good night Cindy and the boyz and also the IMOM guardian angels

Hugs from Providencia and Miss Luna.

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Oh - how precious she is. Only Luna can pull of wearing pink pull ups and still look dignified. What a pro... Good night sweet girl and Providencia.

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IMOM:

Update on Luna. I just called the vet and he had to cancel some of his other surgeries because he was overbooked, but no the final word is that Luna is scheduled for Monday 1/16/12 between 7:30 am and 9:00 am. So, Monday it is but I am keeping a good watch on her and still giving her the antibotics. She is resting now and eating very little but that is fine.

I am so greatful for my precious little girl who in her own way understand what I am trying to do and care for her.

Thanks and furhter updates to follow.

Providencia and Miss Luna

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Oh, my goodness, what a cutie!!! Pretty in pink!!

Luna looks like a tiny little girl. How much does she weigh? Tuck and Justice are 15lbs, but I live in a household with 3 other mini's besides mine and they range from 13lbs-16.5lbs.

Oh, Providencia, she is just gorgeous!! What wonderful pics of her and u!

Well, we will just count down the days until Monday.

Tuck and Justice send lots of wiggle butts and think their little sister is adorable.

Hang in there little Luna, Monday is coming!!

Hugs to u both from me and the boyz.

Cindy

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Luna is approximately 16.5 lbs and she is a handful but a joy to have. Yes, we are counting down the days and I can not wait until Monday and then when they give my Luna back to me. She is strong and I am sure she will be fine.

Today, she starting acting like a puppy and she just ade me laugh. I gave her her yoga massage so that she is relaxed and she really enjoys when I do that to her.

We took a nap together and she is now outside doing her stuff after eating dinner and I am just waiting for her to bark so she can come back in. She patiently waits at the door.

Pulls go back on just in case.

Well, until the next posting.

Good night to all the IMOM guardian angels and friends.

Cindy, Tucker and Justice. Good Nite and a big Wiggle from Luna.

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Good Morning IMOM guardians and friends:

I am counting the days that go by. Monday can not come any sooner but the wait is on. Luna took her meds this morning and is resting. I thank everyone who is pulling for her and she knows that there are guardian angels watching over her.

Thank you for your support.

Providencia and Miss Luna

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Tuck and Justice are sending sweet dreams tonight for little Luna.

Hugs,

Cindy

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We are getting closer and closer to Monday...I can't wait for Miss Luna to be all better again...

Just wanted to touch base with you both and let you know I am so happy that soon our girl is going to be happy and well again...Judy

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Judy

Thank you fo the kind word. We both like the support that IMOM gives, as well as the thoughts of other pet owners when one of the child (pet) is ill. Every kind word helps heal the soul and also gives the parents something to look forward to.

Miss Luna had two urination accidents today since I try to give her a rest from the pull ups. I did not get mad at her, yet I pet and hugged her and told her it's okay. Accidents happen and moved on. She then became playful. I know she understands. Schnauser are very intelligent companions and I love my Luna.

She is now sleeping and I know she is doing fine because she is snoring. I always wonder what she dreams about. I know when I am away from her doing my errands, I think of her all the time. When I come home and she gives me the W.B.D it is a great joy to watch. The excitement is one that I have to say makes me smile and know that she missed me too.

IMOM family, time is coming close.Weekend is almost here. Sunday, I will be saying a doggie prayer for Luna's full recovery and on Monday she will be under the knife. Right there I will be beside myself since I know that Luna always needs her mommy, but if god (dog) spelled backwards is willing, she is going to bounce back quickly. She will give me a W.B.D., when I go to pick her up and bring her home on her b-day which is 1/18 and she will be 7 yrs old. I can't wait for that day. Yes, I look that far ahead of the week to psych myself out.

Good Night to all.

Cindy, Tucker an Justice. Judy - Luna sends all a W.B.D until tomorrow.

Providencia and Miss Luna

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I hope Luna had a good day with some singing and wiggle buttin'.

Hang on Luna, just a few more days.

Tuck and Justice hope u both had a WBD--so do I!!

sweet dreams little one.

Hugs,

Cindy and the boyz

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Luna was doing good all day, but a dinner time she did not have on her pull ups and she had an accident and it had tint of blood. So now, I put back on the pull ups just in case.

The weekend is here and this is the last hump before Monday. Luna really needs to get this taken care of and I can not wait to see my little girl back to her self after surgery. She feels she is in trouble when she urinates and I just assure her it is okay knowing that she is ill. This is not her normally and she knows that too.

Well, tonight should be another night of keeping watch over her with the blood. I really hope she is fine and can hold until Monday when she goes in. I know Luna can do it and I will help her too.

Every hour she is going out in the yard to urinate and I know that will help her sleep tonight,

Well, we are staying strong and I am going to tuck her in now. Good nite all and unil the next posting.

Hugs and sweet dreams from Providencia and Little Miss Luna. W.B.D.

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I hope the blood in Luna's urine didn't get any worse. Just think, in 48 hours from now the surgery should be over!!!

The boyz can't wait for Luna to have lots of WBD's!!!

Hang in there Providencia and little Luna!

:wbd3:

wag and wiggles from Tucker and Justice, and hugs from me!

Cindy

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Tonight Luna is doing good. Yes, I am waiting for Monday so she can get this taken care of and I am going to show pictures her when she gets home to me.

I will miss my Little girl while she is gone. She is he one who helps me sleep and keeps me sane with her joy. Well, going to give her the antibotics since she is ready for bed and wearing her pink pull ups.

Take care to all until the next posting.

Providencia and Little Miss Luna

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IMOM guardian angels and friends:

Luna is doing well today. So far so good and tonight I will take away her food and prep her for her big day tomorrow. The end of part one of her frustration is almost over. Imagine how frustrating this urination issue is for us, so for a pet it is just as bad. Most people do not see this in animals, but I always say that they are just as human as us. They breathe, eat, play, see, hear, speak in their language and most of all get the same diseases and symptoms as us but they are taken care of by a vet. They even have pet insurance to say the least.

I say this is GOD walking around in a DOG body wanting to see how well we take care of them and how we treat them. This is a mission of love thy animal and they will love you back in return.

The second part is recovery once she comes home to me. I feel confident that she will come home wagging her nub with happiness. I can not wait to post the sucess story and the joy it brings us to have all of you as a family and the great deed that we all do to help our furry friends in need. I include all animals dometic and wild life, included are our water mammals too.

I love all animals. Well, Luna sends her thanks once again and today is sure to be her R&R day for a brighter tomorrow.

Hugs from Providencia and Luna Alvarez

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I am so happy that tomorrow is Luna's big day...I am sending positive thoughts and prayers for a 100% successful surgery...and I will be thinking of you both until I hear that she is out of surgery and into recovery...

You will be the best nurse to Luna...why, because you love her so...she will be in the best of hands...

Just in case she might have to spend the night....take the tee shirt that you wore today with you to the vet and ask if you can leave it with Luna so when she wakes up she knows that her Momma's scent is with her....

Less than 24 hrs. to Luna feeling good again...Judy

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I haven't been writing on the forum, but I have been keeping up to date and reading reading reading all the posts. Tomorrow's the big day and I'm so happy for both of you. My prayers will be going out to Luna for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Judy's suggestion above is a great one. If Luna can smell her momma when she wakes up, she'll feel safer and not so scared at being away from you. I loved your post before about God in a dog's body watching how we take care of them. I always believed that the animals were our test of humanity and compassion as a species. Someone famous once said that "humanity is judged by how well we treat our animals". How true!!!!!

Good luck tomorrow and know that everyone here is with you and praying for you. We're right beside you.

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Sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts for tmw.

I won't be around until later in the afternoon, but u both will be in my thoughts all day.

Tuck and Justice want Luna to not be scared. They said to be sure and explain everything to her and to tell her that her older brothers are sending wags and licks-which are very healing.

:wbd3: none of us can wait for Luna to have WBD's.

sweet dreams to u both.

Cindy, Tuck and Justice

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IMOM angels:

Thank you for all the prayers. Luna is at the vet. I dropped her off this morning even though she did not want to be there. I talked to her on the way to the vet and told her that we are all praying for her and that she is a wonderful little girl and that she is so loved. Luna understood because she looked at me and lifted her paw and rubbed the right side of her face. I just started to laugh, but it was from the joy and happiness that this is almost over and she will be taken care of today.

At 3:00 pm, I will call the vet to find out how she did and I will post it on IMOM. I was told if all goes well, Luna can come home tomorrow after 9:00 am. I will have my Luna at home for her birthday which is on Wednesday. I want to see the little wiggly nub go when I get her tomorrow. The wiggle will tell me that she is happy and will be fine. I will take great care of her and nurse her back to health and keep a close watch on the stiches. :hugs::thanks3: Miss Luna and Providencia Alvarez

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It will be time for you to call about Luna SOON...know that we are with you in thought and spirit...

That little Luna has touched many hearts here at IMOM...thank you for sharing her with us...Judy

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