Today went well. I went to the holistic vet to pick up the supplements. I’ve never been to that clinic before but it’s very nice (several dogs inside just hanging out including the vets own shepherd that was bigger than Kilo) and the girls there all love shepherds and were very helpful.
After that we went to see our regular vet who hadn’t seen Kilo since this all started. We were going to same clinic but had a different vet on this case since my vet wasn’t on the night we had to go in. Anyway he was very helpful explaining everything and answering our questions. He explained that it’s a very peaceful way for Kilo to go (the ultrasound specialist made it out to sound like it would be this traumatizing event that he would be suffering and that we should’ve put him down right then and there). He examined kilo’s belly very thoroughly and explained he couldn’t feel any masses and could hear the liquid sloshing around so it’s not to the point of causing him pain but if it does get worse (and his belly will feel hard in that case not squishy like it is) he can come back here and they can drain it. He also said Kilo can still run and play and do stuff like that and told me the signs to watch for if he has a bleed or if it’s his time.
Overall it was a very informative appointment, he said we are doing a good job and doing everything good we can. And explained the signs to show what will happen if Kilo does start to be in pain.
I don’t know why the ultrasound vet was pressuring us to put him down asap and that he would be suffering and it would be this horrible death basically. We feel a bit better about it now and with the symptoms he shows now we know he isn’t in pain or suffering. I am so glad I decided to get that consultation with our vet he is so good about explaining everything. He was glad to hear I had gone to the holistic vet simply because he isn’t very familiar with what she is starting us on.
Kilo did really good despite being in the car for the hour drive there and back to the holistic vet. It was like a torrential downpour today so it’s flooding places so we took the jeep and luckily had the car ramp so he isn’t jumping in and out.