When you don’t know what else to do … pray!

My brother, Milo is feeling very poorly. 🙁

He has a tumour in his parathyroid gland.

Blood tests showed he had a lot of calcium which indicated he has a tumour but it took them awhile to figure where it is. They did finally find it last week and he was scheduled for an op this week.  But over the weekend, his kidneys malfunctioned and was rushed to Willow Animal Hospital. He has been given an intravenous feed to help stabilise his condition before they can operate on him.

We sit at home feeling helpless … and the only thing we can do is pray for Milo while he’s in the hospital, feeling poorly and missing his family.Sending positive hugs, bro!  We want you to feel perky again so they can get theta horrible thing out of you!

May’s comment:  Hyperparathyroidism is a condition in which the tumor in the parathyroid gland produces excessive levels of parathyroid hormone which increases blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia). The excessive and unregulated amounts of calcium can have toxic effects on the kidneys, as well as the intestines and the brain. You can read more about this condition on Pet MD.

There are no known causes except that it’s a hereditary genetic strain that comes from certain breeds. In Milo’s case, it’s from the poodle side. The vets said, once removed, he will get back to normal. The excess calcium in his blood had caused the malfunction of his kidneys. He just has to be better to be operated on. We’re praying that he will be better soon.

Symptoms
– Most dogs with primary hyperparathyroidism do not appear ill
– Signs are usually mild and are due solely to the effects of high levels of calcium in the blood
– Increased urination
– Increased thirst
– Lack of appetite
– Sluggishness
– Vomiting
– Weakness
– Presence of stones in the urinary tract
– Stupor and coma
– Enlarged parathyroid glands in the neck may be palpable

Thinking of you, Paula and family. It’s worrying and stressful but let’s keep thinking positive thoughts.

Let’s keep looking forward to the day when he arrives home for lots of hugs. And then we will meet up. Darcy would love to see Milo again.It has obviously made me very conscious of Darcy’s health. Keeping a close eye on her in case she has inherited the genes as well. 🙁  Never take our pooches or anything for granted, live each day to its fullest and love as much as you can! <3

12 Comments

  1. Cecilia

    Get well soon Milo, and may God bless you!

  2. Daniel Hall

    I hope Milo has an operation so that he returns to good health. A few years ago, blood tests revealed that I had high levels of calcium in my blood. High-tech tests eventually revealed which parathyroid was causing the problem. So I found a very good surgeon who was able to remove it. He told me that it was not in the usual location for a parathyroid. My blood calcium level returned to normal. That was great to know since excess calcium is also not good for humans, When was the last time you had Darcy’s blood tested?

  3. Cheryl

    Praying for you Milo!

  4. Alison Mullett

    Sending Milo healing thoughts, love and hugs. You’re so right May we must make the most of our time with our pets, family and friends.

  5. Elizabeth Burman

    So sorry to hear you Bro. is unwell Miss D. Sending him positive thoughts and
    prayers.😥🙏

  6. Sam Rowntree and Lola x

    Lots of love Milo. Lola going in for x-rays today as she is having problems with her back leg. I’m worried enough with that, so can only guess how Milo’s family must be feeling. Praying for a happy outcome for everyone. 💖💖

  7. Rita and Gracie

    Sending positive thoughts and love to Milo and his hoomans. Get well soon. Love from
    Gracie and Rita

  8. Lucy Cronin

    Sorry to hear Milo is ill. Love & prayers from Luca & I. ❤️🐾❤️

  9. Jill Keiser

    Will be praying for Milo! Hope he feels back to his old self soon!

  10. Eppie Dyann Giles

    Our pray we rs are with Milo.

  11. Elaine Craigen

    Lots of love ❤️ to you all. Hoping Milo feels better soon.🐶💕xxx

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