Knittwitt Knitter

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

knitting therapy

I love knitting, even more so now. Sitting in the lobby of the animal hospital, I find myself knitting like crazy waiting for the vet to tell us what is causing our dog to be so sick. Basically, Ballack had a swollen neck mid February. We took him to our vet and they put him on antibiotics because they thought he had an infection somewhere. Within days he seemed better, not 100% but definitely better. After the antibiotics were done, within hours he got worse. We did some tests that still support an infection or a foreign object stuck in his throat. So now we are sitting anxiously waiting to hear the results of a ct scan. I am knitting to pass the time. My husband is watching tv.

My heart says he will be okay. Ballack has always had weird illness and this could be another. But the little voice in me says there is a chance its cancer. This morning the emergency vet says it is now spreading to his lymph nodes in his chest. That means the infection spread or the cancer did. If they do not find anything on the ct scan they will do a biopsy and test for cancer. This amazing dog has given so much to our family, I owe it to him to find out what is causing his illness. It may be crazy expensive but I would do it for any family member.


  1. I hope he's okay! Best wishes as you wait to find out more!

  2. He is going to be fine! YAY! At worst case scenario he needs surgery but its 100% treatable! Such a relief! Thanks for the support :)