Monday, December 5, 2016

Holly doing well, knock wood

Almost afraid to post this because I don't want to jinx her, but Holly is doing considerably well. DH continues to give her 200 ml of fluid sub q each morning at 5 a.m. She is eating well, GD mixed with chicken. I have a Ninja blender and blend the food together. Last night she ate rotissaire chicken wit the GD, a treat, and she ate it without the appetite stimulant.

Three weeks ago, or was it two, we had to take her to the ER again! Stomach pain, she yiped. I had forgotten on and off to give her meds, and her body wasn't processing the food. She was gassy. Plus she had eaten a whole quarter slice of watermelon.

$1400 later, which included an overnight stay in the hospital to give her fluids, and an argument with them about giving her a dewormer, which set her back in August!!!!!!! she came home. So far, so good and crossing our fingers. But the cost has seriously drained us this year. In the past four months we've spent about $3000 on Holly for ER visits and even a regular check up with the internal medicine vet. It's really pinched our pockets, but we have managed to pay it. It's the only reason I suspect she's still with us. We love this dog so much, both of us do. DH is crazy aobut her and formed a bond with her with doing her fluids each morning.

I wasn't certain back in August if she would even make it to December, so this is a gift, and each month she's still with us and perky and chasing toys is a gift. We had to remove "her" chair from the window to put up the Christmas tree, but she's still lively. Loves her walks. I was exhausted this weekend from our party and all the social activity, but she wanted to walk!

One day at a time.