Lindsey, Justin, and baby Cameron came home from the hospital yesterday afternoon, and they’re all doing fine. Whiskey, on the other hand, didn’t have such a good day.
She’s thirsty all the time, because she’s been taking a diuretic pill that is supposed to relieve the fluid build up in her lungs. So she drinks, but something is causing her to spit it all up minutes after she drinks. So she wants to drink again, and the process repeats itself. And of course it means that feeding her the other pills that help with her heart contractions is pointless because they come up as well. We’re thinking it’s possible that taking these three pills together is not doing her any good, so perhaps not taking ANY drugs could be better. So far this evening, she’s not having any problems, although we keep the doggy diaper on her. We believe this was all started because of the incontinence pill she was on since her bladder stones operation last fall, so she’s been off that since Wednesday. We’ll put up with her in diapers, if it means she will be fine otherwise. We have another vet appointment Monday afternoon.
We’re going to take
for a drive tomorrow. He needs propane because it’s been so unseasonably cold here! Supposed to be a relatively nice day tomorrow though with sunshine and a high near 8C (46F). And, we found a dump station at the Greenwood Shopping Mall about 50 kms (30 miles) from here, so we’ll go do some exploring tomorrow. I called them, and the dump station is open and usable at this time of year…and it’s free. Sherman
Getting all this done means that Ruth, Whiskey and Sherman will be all set for a week on their own when I fly to
early Wednesday morning. Ottawa
(As I post this on Monday morning, Whiskey is again doing much better. She slept well last night, and hasn't had any other problems yet this morning. Perhaps removing ALL the drugs from her system is a good thing. Consultation with the vet this afternoon.)