Thanks for all the support guys re Amber's operation earlier today, I really appreciate it. Not embarrassed to admit I've been in pieces all day, ever since leaving Amber at the vet's first thing this morning. But happy to be able to report that our 14 year old collie made it through the kidney biopsy op, and is now sleeping off the anaesthetic in the vet's, on a drip, warm and safe under a sheepskin blanket. The op uncovered definite kidney damage, which the tests on the biopsy sample will hopefully show can be treated with appropriate medication/diet etc.
I love this dog to bits, not ashamed to admit it,though I know "non dog people" will find it hard to understand how something like this can get to you, but that's ok. She's been sitting or more usually sleeping by my side as I've sat here looking at MER pictures for the past 3 years. I actually use Amber in my school and public Outreach talks a lot, and often sneak her into pictures, just for the sake of it. This is one I use to see if anyone actually sees it and asks "Is that a real photo..?" Click to view attachment
Thanks again guys. I won't go on about this again.