maybelle is home from the vets..bowel, bladder, mobility issues all point to a neurological problem. she is not currently distressed by any of this so we will adopt a wait and see over the next little bit while trying a couple of different medications. first more antibiotics for her ongoing bladder infection, followed by a last ditch trial of steroids as an anti inflammatory/chemotherapy agent in case there is something going on in her spine that we can't see.
sweet, sweet babe.
erin took jazzy out to K9H20 for a therapy swim...jazz didn't like it all that much and kendall felt it wouldn't address her particular disabilities so she doesn't have to go again if she didn't like it anyway. not going to make her do something she doesn't like if it isn't going to help her. the only thing standing in her way of finding a permanent home, is her non existent bowel and bladder control...too bad, she is a young and fun and loving dog. sucks to be purposefully bred with a spine that is just too stupidly long and for the folks that like it, not to accept the very real dangers of disc ruptures it does present. we bred her to break and then when she does, she just gets tossed away. totally sucks big time.
2 more shifts then I have to switch gears to the final push for being ready for the open house. so much stuff still left to be done...it will be a busy-bee week. the open house is a good excuse to get an annual deep cleaning done but man, every year, it pretty much kills me. I so look forward to the week after when everything is done, the open house is over and I can recoup before I go back to work.
I made some vet appointments for next week which I shouldn't have done but jake needs his dental and his cherry eye fixed so he can be ready for adoption and nicky needs her spay now that her mouth has healed from her dental too. once they are done all of the new outstanding medical needs are up to date and we just have to deal with the chronic ongoing or emergency stuff.
big sigh....I guess it is time to get ready for work but today I am just not feeling it.