Dear Bloggers and Readers:
Mom and Dad have gone out to the grocery store so I wanted to try and get a blog post published all by myself. It is harder than I thought it would be. Mom makes it seem easy. I’m glad there is a spellcheck button.
I really appreciate all of the suggestions everyone left in their comments yesterday about my….um, delicate situation. Mom and Dad talked over the whole deal and came up with a couple of things to try for right now. Plus, Mom bought some of that Nature’s Miracle stuff. She forgot all about that stuff and was glad about the reminder of it. We used to have a bottle of that when I was a puppy.
I take a lot of medications already, as some of you may know because Mom is always blabbing all over the Blogosphere about it. Since I am not having an emergency situation, they aren’t going to take me to a local vet right now. He’ll want to do a lot of blood tests and things (since I have diagnosed heart disease and kidney problems) because I’d be a new patient, and I have to see Dr. Mitchell back in Olympia in November anyway. I can get a new medication then. As for possible kidney stones and surgery, unless the surgery would become an emergency, it’s best I don’t do that. Because of my heart condition, I could be getting to that Rainbow Bridge if I go under anesthesia. I’m not ready for that trip yet.
One of the medications I have to take is a diuretic, which hadn’t been causing problems. I guess it is now since I’m making wee-wee in my bed sometimes. Mom and Dad have decided to only give me the Lasix in the mornings now and not in the afternoon. They did that yesterday, and boy, did I have a good night’s sleep!
I haven’t actually piddled all over the motorhome carpets which is a good thing. My problems have mainly been confined to my 2 dog beds and my blankie. Mom has thoroughly washed those and they don’t smell yucky anymore. She got some absorbent pads and put those under the bedding too, to catch any “uh-oh’s”. She has Nature’s Miracle now in case I do make wee-wee on the floor.
I’m still having a great time here at Pismo Beach even though I don’t get out around the town as much as I used to. It’s all good though because I can still look out the low windows by the table and bark at dog friends walking by. Then I duck behind the table and they look but can’t see me! HeHe.
I don’t have much of an appetite most days. Sometimes my food sits in my bowl for 10 hours before I even take one bite. Mom tries all sorts of stuff to get me to eat. She even warmed my canned food in the microwave so it wouldn’t be icy cold. She’s so good to me. I still don’t always eat it though. I do scarf up my Cheerios when they give me a potty treat after a walk. Those are really keeping me going.
I guess that is all for today. I just wanted to say how much I love all of you for being so kind and sending ideas and suggestion for helping me. You guys are the best! I’ll keep you posted on how things go.