|Sadie gets her nails painted pre-surgery - to make sure they operate on the correct knee.|
Our world has spun off it's axis. Our largest dog, Sadie, had surgery last week. We thought it was to be hip surgery, but it turned out to be a bad knee. She was our first dog to go off to college. :-) The surgery was at Auburn University. She's home and doing well, but life is complicated. She has to stay in a cage for a month. She has to wear an e collar for 10 days. She only comes out of her cage for brief walks outside to take care of business. She is most unhappy about her situation.
|Cocoa thinks having a bed in the floor of the living room is a grand idea.|
However, while our attention was focused on Sadie, one of our sweet kitties (Little Bit) got very, very sick. It must have been coming on for a while, but she hid it well. Her kidney's are failing.
|We have notes like this all over from phone calls with vets.|
We've dealt with this before and it's not pretty. Our other cat that had this (Spooky) lasted a year more than anyone thought he would and was quite happy for most of that time. We had to inject him with fluids every day of his life. I guess we'll be doing that again for Little Bit. I hope we can get her back to feeling well. Giving fluids can be a challenge. I learned some tricks over time to make it easier and more comfortable for the kitty. I hope I can remember all the tricks. I know one had to do with getting the best needles possible.
Update: We've talked to the vet a number of times since I posted yesterday. Little Bit's numbers keep coming closer and closer to normal. She's acting like she's feeling great. We're picking her up tomorrow. :-D Not sure what we'll be dealing with after that, but things are not looking so bleak.
Our two sick babies are the most worrisome thing going on, but our lives are little over-complicated right now in general. Rudy is absolutely overwhelmed with work. I do his bookkeeping, so when his work picks up, mine does, too. I have to watch every little thing I eat or I get sick. Gluten and more are off limits. Thinking so hard about every meal is exhausting.
I also recently started promoting another antique mall on Facebook. Now I have two malls. It's pretty time consuming, but I enjoy it. The main challenge will be figuring out when to go take photos since Sadie can't be left alone.
Our problems are small. I am well aware of that. But it sure is hard to feel peace when everything around is in a state of chaos.
|Bach's Rescue Remedy is good for stress in a nice subtle way, |
but the way things are going, I may need to pull out something with a bit more kick.
I wish that specialist would call. :-(