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Friday, April 21, 2017

Ouch And Urp

 It has been tough around here the past two days. First our girl Sarah (bottom photo) has a final diagnosis of congestive heart failure. Her Dr. wanted to put her on water pills for a week before starting her on heart medication. She did not tolerate the water pill very well and yesterday threw up her breakfast and lunch, partly digested. We called her Dr. immediately and he had us take her off the water pills and started her on the heart medication.
Then last night the power went out briefly and I got up to go fetch the oil lamp for some light in the house. Echo was upstairs and tried to come down when he heard me moving around. He couldn't see the steps and fell down the spiral staircase. We were waiting for his doctor to arrive at the clinic and he was diagnosed with a neck soft tissue injury. He is now on two pain killers but can't seem to lay down comfortably and has obvious pain. Mope's all over the house, can't handle stairs, tail between legs and he looks pathetic. We feel so bad for him and his recovery is suppose to take a week.
Our electric will go out for a moment and then come back on a few minutes later. That happened last night and Echo couldn't see and fell. Two weeks ago the same thing happened to Carol. The electric coop is coming next week to see what is wrong with our system as this should not be happening.

2 comments:

Charlotte Boord said...

It's so difficult to have a sick or hurting animal. My 15 year old indoor cat, Sweetie, has been on thyroid medicine for over a year now, luckily I can crush it and put it in her canned food. One of my outdoor cats, Big Boy, was diagnosed with feline aids and has lost a lot of weight. He still gets around and eats just about everything I put out for him, but it's heartbreaking to see his decline. I do all I can to keep them comfortable.

Bruce said...

Thank you for your comment Charlotte: As fellow fur family lovers it is very hard seeing our family in pain. I'm glad I posted this because I have received a lot of supportive words and having others understand (like yourself) does make coping easier. Our fur family can really bring out the compassion in us and those who write their supporting words. You are right that when you truly love your pets it is so very hard on us too. I had one Facebook comment that the pet owner wished she could take on their pain. When we show compassion I think we do in many respects and our fur family knows that we care.