Thursday, May 25, 2006

the house of doom

time for a quick update on all things melbournegirl.
as it stands, i have one sick child at home (different to princess, she is back at school, and another is now home).
i feel i am not well, but holding it off so i can get through the next few days.
one sick dog, still. but she is so much on the improve, fingers crossed. thanks dxxxx for your lovely thoughts and non-prayer wishes. i don't do the prayer thing either, but am moved to speak of prayers when things go all black. i don't know why, i believe in the power of what would otherwise be known as prayer.
i apologise for this terrible writing.
yesterday the vet x-rayed the gigi, and said either she had an obstruction, which they would only confirm by opening her up, or colitis, which is inflamation of the colon.
[STOP PRESS I JUST REALISED HOW FUNNY THIS IS.
BEVIS????
THIS TYPE OF COLON NOT THIS TYPE (:), OKAY?




i'm not shitting you, we have a colon thing going on, on all fronts here.
the x-rays showed huge, loopy, gaseous intestines, but were not conclusive in terms of an obstruction.
so a very sad and ginger and droopy puppy was sent home with mummy. she ate some dinner last night, a small amount of raw chicken mince and cooked rice stirred through. wolfed it down. she is taking pills, shoved into the food, and i have to syringe 20mls of pink gloop down her throat and then of course as she swallows it, it spills out of her mouth onto my hand.
i won't tell you about the diarrhoea.
mother love.
but she is perkier than she has been in days. she lies on her bed and manages a tail wag when i talk to her. the vet said she tried to bite him when he was examining her again before the x-ray, and she was whimpering in pain as i held her when he checked her nether regions yesterday morning. but she didn't try to bite me.
thesis is going ok. i have to hand it in next wednesday. my supervisor is taking me out to lunch, to discuss the next step, maybe applying for a research grant together, with another academic. might be good.
and guess what. john arrived home from work last night, amongst the drama (mine), the exhaustion (mine) with a huge box of krispy kremes. the mixed dozen. we shared two last night and then i got indigestion and had to have a glass of milk before bed.
but they are sitting there, in the fridge.
i'll be good and wait until i get the other two from school, and we can share a couple.
back to work.
number of krispy kremes left in the fridge: 10

6 comments:

Another Outspoken Female said...

Princess Prissy Paws* had an obstructed bowel. The vet did the x-ray, said it might be a lymphoma. He could open her up to find out, but not cure it. His advise was if i didn't want to go with the sugery option, take her home. If she was alive a year later, let him know.

That was 8 years ago. I changed her diet to only natural food, gave her lots of love and did a few witchy things. She's asleep on my nap now (after being a jealous, howling cat all night that some man dared to sleep on HER side of the bed!).

My tip for getting the goop in. I can feed her any medicine if its mixed in with a little plain yoghurt. Give it a go.

I know your sick paws are of another species, but if a mere cat can come back from the dead - it should be easy for a dog :)

Dxxxx said...

Good to hear the gigi is on the mend.
I bet she'll take all the loving and spoiling she can while she feels icky. (I know I always do)

Krispy Kremes all round!!!

MelbourneGirl said...

thank you both. and i'll try the yoghurt trick, she will just lap it all up, i know it.

the worrying thing is gigi is only 18 months old. she has a great diet, very rare treats (which are certified doggy treats, no human food other than occasional rice and raw chicken bits and pieces)

krispy kreme donut update: 6 left in the fridge.

Clokeeeey! said...

I better get home before they all disappear.

Chai said...

I thought Clokeys comment was funny.

BEVIS said...

Hehe ... I loved that colon reference. Very nice touch.

Sorry to hear about almost everything else you spoke about. I hope things (and everyone at the house; human and canine both) recover quickly "from what ails ya".

And those Krispy Kremes sure don't last long, do they!