If Only She Could Talk

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Our world does revolve around Daisy in general. Plans tend to be based on availability of dog care. But this past week has been (and continues to be) way beyond our normal level of concern.

Those of you who know our Pampered Princess in a Yellow Lab Suit know that she never does anything part way. Her illnesses and injuries tend to be more frequent and more complicated than your average dog. But we’re in new territory these days, even for Daisy.

A week ago, she produced some diarrhea. Not a huge concern, but then she stopped eating. Really stopped eating. Refused a “cookie.” This would be a concern for any animal, but for food-obsessed Daisy, it was unheard of. Needless to say, we headed for her regular Vet. He checked her out and prescribed meds. Told us an X-ray might be indicated if she continued to refuse food.

When she still refused food the next day, we took her to the local critical care center. We started with outpatient care, but after preliminary X-rays showed no blockage, and she continued to refuse food, we left her in the hospital overnight so that they could do an Ultrasound and hook her up to intravenous fluids.

Daisy is home now. All tests proved negative. No blockage. No cancer. Thyroid, liver, kidneys normal. But she still has diarrhea and won’t eat. We’ve managed to tempt her with an occasional piece of chicken or a bite of egg, In desperation, I offered her some very lean eye round roast. She was interested in that for a couple of bites. Small victory.

It’s another day. We continue to hold out hope that today will be the turning point. It would really help if she could talk and help us to understand what’s going on.

 

 

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About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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3 Responses to If Only She Could Talk

  1. JoAnn says:

    So sorry to hear this about poor Daisy. JoAnn

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  2. Janet Andrade says:

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    I’m keeping sweet Daisy in my prayers For a positive turn around in her health.

    Sorry to hear this. 💔😘 Janet

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. So sorry to hear about Daisy… hope she is on the mend soon. It’s always so hard when our pets feel sick as they can’t tell us. Sending well wishes for Miss Daisy!

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