Princess Belle, the dog that rules the world, is in doggy hospital caring not that she must lie among the commoners. I took Belle to the vet this afternoon as she was not at all well this morning (see last part of the post below), where she just lay in my arms and didn't even once use her alligator jaws as the vet prodded and poked and stuck thermometers in unmentionable royal places. Then she was placed in an oxygen chamber, and later xrayed. Her blood tests show she has hepatitis (and pancreatitis, but she has had that since I adopted her in 2007 and it has been under control), and a high white blood count of 22,000. Her xrays showed either a mass or an abscess on the liver, and possible fluid in the lungs. She is now on an IV drip with antibiotics and liver support while we await the next test results and determine the next steps.
Once again, I ask you to send positive thoughts for one of my beloved animals.