Stalin, Fighting!

Just to keep my mind off of things, I kept myself pretty busy the entire day - doing the laundry, cleaning the house, sweeping the front yard. Heck, I even did the chore which I hate the most - ironing clothes! I spent a good part of yesterday bawling my eyes out until I fell asleep, and today I wanted to keep my mind preoccupied of matters other than Stalin's ailment.

Earlier this evening, I spoke with his vet over the phone. She gave him some canned food for lunch, but he ate very little. He didn't drink water either. For dinner, she gave canned food again - mixed with some water this time. Stalin looked and sniffed at his food, as if wanting to devour it. But again, he didn't eat. He's now fast-drip on IV, so his body could catch up on all the nourishment lost.

Upon further examination, vet discovered excess plaque and tartar build-up on Stalin's teeth. According to her, this causes bacterial infection which could have led to Stalin's present condition. Although she's still not ruling out the initial diagnosis, I felt a glimmer of hope that it might not be leptospirosis at all. I told her to please, please, please do everything possible to keep Stalin comfortable and make him well. It will cost us my husband a fortune, but money is not an issue if it meant keeping him alive and healthy.

I've been refrained from visiting the clinic, because it might stress Stalin out once he sees me walk away. It's a bummer, but at the same time a relief - I might break down if I see him hooked to an IV and all. I have faith though, that Stalin is strong enough to win this battle. After all, I named him after one of the greatest revolutionaries of all time.

Stalin at five months old.

I'm not a very religious person, but I never forget to say my prayers before going to bed. The past few nights, I've been praying so hard. Tonight, and all the succeeding nights, I will be praying my hardest. Times like these, I call on my beloved Saint Rita, patron saint of the impossible.

Sharing with 366 and Mom and Me.


  1. I'm Praying for Stalin!
    Stalin Hwaiting! You can do it stay strong! <333

  2. oh, this is sad. i wished for stalin to hang on and keep fighting.

  3. Hope Staling gets better soon :) Here for BPC. Have a great day :)

  4. what an adorable dog Sis, can the dog see? Visiting from #49 of BPC, hope that you can return the visit too.

  5. Hope he comes home healthy and well soon!

  6. Thank you for the kind words, everyone. I fervently hope that he makes it through.

  7. I wish for the little Stalin to get well soon.

    Adin B

  8. I think you look even better with that kind of lipstick clor! Love your doggie!

  9. You look great girl...From the photo challenge.

  10. very cute dog sis! i will pray for his recovery. i understand how u r feeling. i bet u missed him so much. =(

    from #49 of BPC

  11. Hope he gets better soon.
    He's a cute dog.

    Visiting for 366BPC.

  12. Get well soon Stalin. Funny, you hate ironing, and I love ironing because i can watch tv while doing it. lol. Visiting from BPC #49.

    Preety Kat

  13. what a cutie dog! i hope he'll get well soon for the people that loved him...

    bpc 49 visit here!

  14. Aw, I hope Stalin gets better - sending healing thoughts your way. My pup Kyssa is recovering from an illness right now too, it's so heartbreaking to have them at the vet and worry about whether they will be alright. I hope everything works out for your little guy.
    (here from linky hop)

  15. Oww, that is so sad, just leave everything to the vet, i know your cute stalin will get better soon.. I have pets to and I will definitely sad if anything happens to them too.


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