Sunday, August 24, 2008

Maggie Takes To Her Bed...

Maggie hasn't felt well for a few days or longer. My daughter had her Gamma Knife surgery this week. So I was noticing things, but not really seeing them as I was focused on Cheryl and the procedure coming up. What I did see was my dog was limping and having a hard time moving in general. Not all the time, it seemed to come and go. But when she wasn't racing me down the hall wall in the morning as I got out of bed I grew concerned. It is of Maggie's opinion that she should be fed before anything else occurs in the morning. I of course disagree. It is coffee for me and then food for her and Amy. But she didn't seem to care. She just stayed put. Anyway fast forward.

Gamma knife procedure is now 5 days old and she is doing well other than swelling that was expected. But yesterday my dog was having a hard time getting around and appeared to be in pain if I pet her face or touched her in anyway. She was lethargic, limping, and off her food. In the back of my mind was lyme disease. So off to the vet we went. Emergency visit, blood tests, thorough exam later, no to lyme(vet thought it was also)so more blood work, Oh God, do they have dishes here I can wash...The pain was a pretty bad ear infection. So now I wrestle with her to use an ear wash daily for two weeks followed with an antibiotic squeezed into both ears...she is not amused. As for the lameness, well all her blood work came back pretty good. But she is on medication for the pain and muscle relaxers. Who knew. So she is feeling good and looks happier but still favoring her leg but we will watch and see now and continue on the meds if need be.

I am getting nothing accomplished this summer. My looms remain untouched and I barely wet my brushes or draw. My gardens always look raggy from weeds. So much to do and just not getting anything done...Frustrating to be sure. Also not having an easy time uploading photos tonight. Trying to figure out how to get them directly from Picasa to blog rather than Picasa to My Pictures to blog.

The other day butterfly after butterfly arrived at my butterfly bush. This was just one of them.

Have a great day and thanks for reading.


K Spoering said...

We too are living in a veterinary zone: hydrating a 20 year old cat, and giving glucosamine shots to our 12 year old lab. It's hard to see them feel bad and just get older.

I see you are reading L'Engle's Walking on Water ... a favorite of mine!!

calicokitty6 said...

Ooo, Poor doggie. We, too, are doing the ear issue, only it's with one of our cats.

I think the butterflies are a message sending you thoughts of peace at this time in your life. I know you are very busy, but, take a minute for yourself, too.

Kristen said...

Glad to hear your daughter's surgery went well.
We had to do the doggy ear infection routine this summer too.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Hi Carol.

I am so sorry to hear about your dog. I do hope she will be fine.
Butterflies are a lucky sign.

cindy said...

As Rosanna Rosanna Dana always's always something.

Glad to know that Cheryl is doing well and that Maggie's ailment has a name and she is better. Take care of yourself..............perhaps I'll see you at Sue's Spin In this Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that all is finally going in the right direction. Hope Cheryl gets to enjoy the hand to paw wrestling with Maggie. Hope to see you soon Sharon