Friday, February 04, 2011

Paw Power for Sister Sophie, Please

As you can see in the photos below, Charlie's sister Sophie in Indiana is very much like him in looks and behavior. For example, she sits on her friends, uses her stuffy as a pillow, and inhales her dinner.

Sophie (top) and Steeler (bottom)

So when she ceased wolfing down her food and didn't want to play "chase the lamb and take it from Steeler", her Mom Karen thought something might be amiss. And something was. Karen's a vet, so she drew blood and found Sophie very anemic; then she x-rayed her and found nodules in/on her spleen. They've probable ruptured and are bleeding, hence the anemia.

Sophie & peanut butter jar

So as I write this, Sophie and her mom are on the way to Purdue's Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where Sophie can have the best level of care -- not unlike that which people get... transfusions, expert surgery with a dedicated anesthesiologist, an ICU with 24x7 staffing... the works.

Sophie, with Steeler's lamb

Hopefully the nodules are benign and Sophie can just have her spleen removed and put this behind her. But to make sure... please keep Sophie in your thoughts and send some power of the paw her way.

 

16 comments:

Ruby Bleu said...

Thinking very good thoughts and my paws are crossed!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Lacy said...

w00fs, our paws are crossed too, and mama is praying for a fast recovery..

b safe,
rocky

Sam and Pippen said...

Paws are crossed for Sophie.

Sam and Pippen

Raising Addie said...

All paws crossed here for Sophie.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Barbara said...

Oh no! Lots of sick puppies this week! Of course we'll cross our paws and send the power!! You're in our thoughts and prayers!! Get well soon!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sending lots of purrs and tail wags to Charlie's sister Sophie. And her worried mom.

Sophie Brador said...

Paws crossed for Sophie. I've had some major health problems and they've all turned out okay in the end. Here's hoping it's a trend with all Sophies.

xo
SB

Asta said...

Sending all my love and cwossed paws fow sophie.
Thewe's been so many fwiends not well , I am vewy sad. I hope Sophie can get well vewy soon
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Ludo van Doggy said...

Lots of vibes for you, lovely girl!
~lickies, Ludo

noely said...

Sending much love your way ♥

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I saw your post on FB and have thought about Sophie today and hope that at the end of the day the news is good...Please let us know as we continue to keep her in our prayers...

Penny's Mumma said...

Prayers for Sophie.. they are loved liked our children.
We learn so much from them. i had a medical test this week, which turned out fine, but I reminded myself how my Penny faced her illness with strength and found cheer in every day, even if she didnt feel her best. Sounds like Sophie's in good hands, I bet she'll be running around soon ( and sitting on the doggies she loves)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am Tweedles and I am crossing my paws and saying doggie prayeers for Sophie.
I send my magic bubbles to surround all of you.
love
tweedles

Lorenza said...

Paws crossed here for Sophie!
Sure she has the best people who will take care of her!
I hope she gets better soon!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Suzy (∆••) said...

Sorrys to hear about Sophie. My paws are crossed and my peeps and I are sending positive waves to Sophie.

Suzy ∆••

1000 Goldens said...

Oh Miss Sophie, you will be in our prayers sweet heart!