special holiday days are nice and all but I am always glad to get back to the usual days, they are more predictable, easier to plan around and the vet clinics are open.
todays vet run is Ollie and scratch..both just going in for their admission checks and bloodwork. Ollie needs a bit more help with his weight and his skin..i am pretty sure he is a cushings dog but I guess we will see what the bloodwork says.
teddy is being a bit of a weirdo this morning..pet me, pet me, pet me some more...yeah ok I will pet you but I am not going to keep petting you til you start to get mad and lift your lip...I am not stupid. you are the one who set the petting rules..only pet me a little or I will get mad! today he goes in for his stim testing to see if he does have cushings..I think he does too.
Martha is going home next Thursday.
just before wanda crashed, there was a nice vet tech interested in providing her with a palliative home. she was supposed to be coming out next week to meet wanda. when I called her to let her know wanda had passed, I asked if she might be interested in meeting someone else...she is so I will be introducing her to sylvester. we'll see how that goes.
gilbert had a low day on Monday so kevin called the vets out...he got a couple of more injections..i think one was a steroid. anyway, the vet said his feet look good (for him) and this will be an ongoing problem. he is to stay on the metacam injections 3x a week, and we are to try to keep his weight down. this poor goat has had his lifelong health problems and all of them stem from his first shitty home that didn't take care of him at all. I don't know how many folks remember gilberts original story, he came in with chronic foot rot....but he was seized by the spca because he had a broken leg that his owner was totally ignoring. my only real hope is one day that this person breaks his leg and can't get help with it too..maybe then he will remember gilbert...one of the nicest and sweetest goats in the world.
I forgot to mention a few days ago that jazzy hurt her back again. the staff got her into the vets. she is better. I am just waiting for those new dog play yards to arrive and then we will move her over to the house. I think she needs more contact with me even tho I might prefer less contact with her (cuz the little red headed hag causes trouble!) whatever...I think emotionally she needs more of me so I guess I better fork over.
I still need to figure out capone too...he is back in the office cuz I was too worried about something going sideways with him in the house while I was working so much over the holidays. I will try to figure out a house plan for him that can work.
once again I want to thank everyone who came in over the holidays to help look after the crippled crew, thank you, thank you, thank you!
and as the new year starts..i think that is all of the old news.