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Today I really, really hate being across the World

Hi everyone,

Talked to my dad, who told me that Romã is getting fatter everyday, despite the diet she already is on. He also thinks her belly is changed and now looks like a "beer belly". He believes this has got to a point where we can't consider it normal anymore. 
Tomorrow my dad is going to drop off Romã at a friends house, who is a vet and works at our University Vet Hospital. She'll be completely checked to see if/what is wrong with her.
I know she is in very good hands, and that everyone will take care of her as well as I would, but it's really. really hard to know one of my babies might be sick and I'm literally across the world, unable to help her, be with her and actually be there to see what's wrong.

I'm thankful for the great care she's getting, but I also feel really, really bad I'm so far from her. I wish I could just be there... I wasn't prepared for this!

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Comment by silvia on February 12, 2014 at 3:37am

oh teresa I am so sorry for this! it must be really difficult and distressing, not having a chance to jump on a flight and see what happens.. please keep us posted , i hope is nothing serious and i am sure she'll be absolutely well taken care..

Comment by Catherine Carter on February 12, 2014 at 3:45am
I hope this is nothing serious...so difficult for you not to be there with your dogs...am sure your Dad will do the best for her...keep us posted, try not to worry too much and stay positive!
Comment by Teresa on February 12, 2014 at 11:27am

 So far here's what we know: No cancer, no fluid in her abdomen and her physical exam is completely normal. 
Her vet even thinks she looks nice as a chubby dog! I DON'T!!!

We know that she gained about 3 kgs in one month which is way too much. Now we have to wait for her blood work and see how her hormones are doing, but it's not one of the big nasty stuff.

Comment by Catherine Carter on February 12, 2014 at 11:58am
Thanks for letting us know ! She must be eating more as she is missing you so much ! (Midnight feasts! LOL )
Comment by Teresa on February 12, 2014 at 12:04pm

Hahaha, Catherine, I hope so!
I'm worried at how fast the weight is coming, so we're checking her blood just to be sure, but even if it's her thyroid, it's manageable! She already takes daily meds anyway, so what's one more pill?

I feel like i can breathe again

Comment by Sue Paterson on February 13, 2014 at 2:46am

Hope all is well with your girl. So hard for you not to be there in person.

It sounds like it could be the thyroid or maybe Cushings, but there are usually symptoms to do with the coat and lethargy etc. Anyway she's having a thorough assessment so hope it goes well.

Comment by Teresa on February 15, 2014 at 1:51pm

Blood work came back - all is fine and she's just a big fat setter! :)

Comment by Catherine Carter on February 15, 2014 at 2:19pm
You see! I told you midnight feasts! I was right! So happy I was right! :-)
Comment by Finding_Beau on February 15, 2014 at 7:25pm

Hi Teresa, Only read your blog today. I am so pleased that Roma is fine. It is better for Roma to be a little chubby than to be too thin. She will be very happy when you are home again (and you too). Susan xxxxx

Comment by silvia on February 17, 2014 at 3:05am

Hi Teresa, such a relief :))) watch her belly shape then, and no more ice creams  ;) maybe somebody is spoiling her with little treats while you are away? maybe her grandad? ;)

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