Diva is home again from her latest ordeal. She had on one of those narcotics patches for pain, and was acting as if she was an old drunk, staggering about. I think it also put her on a crying jag, as she was whining pitifully, and every whimper ripped my heart out. She had no appetite for dinner, either, and didn't seem to be comfortable.
I finally called the vet and asked if it would be OK to take off the narcotic patch. They said I could, and after it was off and some of the effects had dissipated, she soon was able to settle down into a peaceful sleep.
She is on another type of painkiller, a type of pill similar to aspirin, so I'm sure that will help any residual pain she does have.
In order to keep my mind off Diva's troubles I have posted a new post on Medicana. If you're interested in reading about diphtheria, which once was one of the dreaded childhood illnesses of the previous century, check it out.