Saturday, March 10, 2012

Prayers needed urgently

Our baby...which is a 14 yrs old German shepherd is quite ill. She collapsed last night and we were worried we might lose her. We took her to the emergency vet she did X-rays and found that Sheba has a tumor on her spleen. It has little nodules that rupture and cause her to lose a lot of blood which makes her weak and collapse. We are taking her to Indianapolis Mon. for an ultrasound and then a biopsy and surgery to take it out if it hasn't spread. Please pray for her. She is my medical dog and we want her to feel better. We love her so much. We got Sheba shortly after we got married. Being dog parents is so hard right now. I wish i could just fix her . I can't even image how painful it would be to have a child sick. It just breaks our hearts that she is going through this.

Please pray she would make it through the weekend without another episode of internal bleeding.

Also that the tumor would be benign an only involve the spleen.

For safety through the surgery.

And please pray for us to hold each other up. For strength and peace and wisdom to make the right choices. Thank you so very much. I will keep you updated.

Here she is on her bed with favorite pillow.

And here she is at my sister Pam's house when we visited in Michigan.

Sheba has saved my life a few times. She is a special dog. She can tell if my sugars are off and neurological things to. Please take a minute or two out of your day to pray for her. I have gotten to know a lot of you and your friendship means a lot to me. I'm grateful for you.

Sarah Beth

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  1. Oh, Sarah Beth, my husband and I will certainly be praying for Sheba and you and your husband. We understand how special she is to you. Our Woody isn't a trained medical dog, but he still manages to let Dave know when his sugars are too low, and has an uncanny way of knowing when we need some extra loving. Please keep us posted. We'll be thinking about all of you!

  2. I'm so sorry about your special dog! I hope the vets can fix her right up, and she will be with you for many more years!

  3. I hope she can get the help that she needs. My last shepherd was at age 13 and had the problem that most shepherds have at that age where they collapse and something about their blood. Also the shepherd we had before her was 13 and had the same problem and her name was Sheba also :-)

  4. Poor dog-baby. Hope she's keeping well over the weekend. I'm more of a cat-person myself but I am totally in awe of medical dogs whether they're guide dogs, hearing dogs or trained like your's. They are truly amazing.