Friday, March 23, 2007

Home Again

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.


RUTH said...

I'm glad she settled. Give her a stroke from us.

Mauigirl said...

Thanks, Ruth, I will. She's been doing pretty well today - ate half a can of wet dog food but is not yet interested in dry food. However, the dog biscuits are going down quite nicely so I'm sure it's only a matter of time!

RUTH said...

That's good news.
You were unlucky...erm I mean LUCKY enough to win an award on my Million Stories blog...only thing is now you have to award 5 other bloggers....well you don't HAVE to...just your name came out of the hat!

Mauigirl said...

Cool, will check it out and see what I need to do!

Liz Hinds said...

Poor Diva, and poor you. These animals come into our lives and become part of us. I hope Diva will recover quickly from the ordeal and that all will be well with her.