In the early morning of Saturday just gone, (4.50 to be precise) I was woken by my golden retriever Polly. She was making a wining noise and I was very worried about her as she has been having treatment for Arthritis. I wasn't sure if she was having a dream or a pain but she settled again and I made sure she was ok then busied myself about until it got to 8 o'clock when I phoned the vets and got an appointment to take her in at 10 am.
On examination, the vet confirmed that she is a bit more stiff and uncomfortable and has lost a bit of muscle tone, but that her painkillers could be upped a little. I asked lots of questions and the vet said that as long as she is still enjoying life and eating ( which most of the time she does eat like a pig) then she will probably be ok for a month or two but that she would probably not be good to go through the winter weather (which is what I've said to the family all along).
She has been with us for 13 & 1/2 years and we can't bear to let her go but we love her too much to let her suffer so fingers crossed the tablets will keep her pain free enough to enjoy life for as long as possible.
Was going to post another photo of her but can't find one on this pc so will look again and maybe be back later with one.
Bye for now.
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Spot the bandage on her front paw where she had the needle for Anaesthetic. She had 3 teeth out in the end and was very very groggy all day yesterday.
She has been given an antibiotic injection which should last 14 days as she refused to take it by mouth. We tried disguising the tablet in the food but she wasn't having any of it and she actually lost 6 ounces in less than 4 days because she wasn't eating much. The little monkey.
We went to the tip today to get rid of recycling and tat that I couldn't freecycle from my major declutter with a car full and after that we went for a walk over the field and Georgie almost seemed her normal self apart from she wouldn't run like she normally does. It was great to get her back safe and sound yesterday.
Eventually I paid £179 for the treatment. Less than was estimated because she didn't have as many teeth out as they thought (as they hadn't been able to look in her mouth) but still a lot.
No spend today. Instead, we are using up what's in the freezer. I think new potatoes (reduced from Sainsburys), Quorn peppered steaks (2 for a £1 offer in Asda), and some mixed veg from sainsburys.
Bye for now.
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Above is a photo I took today of some of the bunting I made recently. I put it up at the start of the Olympics.
Our team GB are doing really great so far. We have a local girl still in line for a possible medal in the sailing I think. Fingers crossed.
Here is a photo of my cheeky cat Silvie who loves to lie on top of the tv, often turning the channel over or the volume up while we are trying to watch it, so comical. (the buttons are on the top).
My chihuahua Georgie has a loose tooth so she is going to the vets tomorrow morning for an anesthetic to have it removed and look to see if there are any others that need attention, and also for a clean. She wouldn't let the vet look in her mouth but we saw that it was loose when we noticed she seemed under the weather last week. Very worried about her having the anesthetic as we know it carries a risk. She has never been away from us and never been parted from her sister Lily, so we know she will be scared. It's like leaving your baby with strangers in a strange place. But it must be done. Hopefully all will be well and she will come back with most of her teeth all cleaned up. No chance for a frugal spend there as we have a quote of £250 odd for Anesthetic, 2 to 5 extractions and cleaning her teeth, OUCH!
Oh well, must go now. She has to be there for 9 in the morning so off to bed. Will be back tomorrow to record how she gets on.