I put him in the car and we took off for the overnight emergency vet.
They did xrays to see if he had kidney or bladder stones and couldn't see any.
They decided to treat him for a urinary tract infection, which male dogs rarely get, with antibiotics and sent us home. After I paid the $309 bill.
So, now we are home and he won't stop crying to go outside. It is breaking my heart. When I let him out, he runs frantically trying to pee on everything. We come back in and he cries to go back out. I can't just let him stay outside because I can tell he is frustrated and out of his mind with frustation when he is out there and he already has bad knees and he is hurting himself by running everywhere.
I gave him a doogie pain pill for his knees and it seems to be calming him down a bit. I also gave him his first antibiotic. Vet says if it is a UTI that we should see improvement after one dose. I sure hope so. This is killing me. I can't stand to see him like this.
I have already called in to work. Not going to make it in today. Need to stay home and see if he gets better. Otherwise I have to take him to his regular vet.
Those of you that have kids...i don't know how you do it. Hubby and I chose not to have children and it is probably a good thing because I have such a hard time handling when my dog and horsd gets sick or hurt...can't even imagine going through this with a child.
I believe delirium from lack of sleep is setting in....