Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day


I wish you all a very blessed, warm and restful Mother's Day. I am hoping I am not forgotten by my own children this special day. It seems that sometimes the day goes by and I am not foremost in their minds. Sad but true. I don't expect much, a phone call and a brief conversation would be very nice. I hope you all are remembered this day by your children and feel special as well.
As for Chloe, so far we haven't heard anything about the specialist who was going to look over the xray of her leg. I am struggling to get the medicine in her each day. She has been on medication several times in her life so she has it down to a science how to avoid the meds. She is on an antibiotic that is in capsule form. The easy way to give it to her would be to open her mouth and pop in the pill and hold her mouth shut until she swallows it. NOT! This dog clamps her mouth shut and there is no opening it. So you have to outsmart her. The first few days were easy and now it's becoming more difficult. Unfortunately, the medicine inside the capsule is vile and bitter. I have been trying to disguise it in foods she loves but she is looking at me with distrust now. Also unfortunately, my husband leaves it up to me to get the medicine in her. She also has a liquid anti-inflammatory that you squirt in her mouth with a syringe (without a needle). It's a small amount and it doesn't taste bad but she now avoids me completely when I call her over to me. So I have to catch her off guard. Why don't they make medicine more palatable for animals? Anyway, she started acting better the first day on the pain killer. She isn't even limping anymore and we are hoping that is a sign that she just had injured the leg and it isn't cancer. I am thinking that once we hear back on the 2nd opinion we will take her to an orthopaedic veterinarian that is in the Portland area. He is supposedly one of the best in his field. As if this isn't enough, now I am going to have to take our oldest cat Molly to the vet. I have been finding little blood spots on the floor in areas that she lays and also in the litter box. She is about 13 years old and has become very thin and I am afraid she is also in trouble. When it rains, it pours.

10 comments:

Susan said...

Happy Mother's Day, Kathy. I was wondering how Chloe was doing. Kippy had those same antibiotics and I was always finding them in her beard. Finally, just put it on her food plate with her kibbles and added a soft scrambled egg or whatever else human food we could find. She would eat it without realizing it. Good luck and hope the news will be good for the cat also.

Dutch said...

Happy Mother's Day to you. I hope Molly and Chloe are OK. I just love my dog Bambi and if anything happened to him I don't know what I would do.

Tatersmama said...

Happy Mothers Day Kathy!

I hope you get that call or card in the mail... I know how it is... their lives take off and blossom, but it can feel lonely for us Mom's.. can't it?

I hope your day is made special... and that you get to enjoy it like you should!
xoxox

Jody V said...

Kathy,

I hope you day went as planned. My sweet as they come Hubby told his Mom that we were too "busy" to see her. I am sure that if your plans didn't work out it is not because of our situation. Always last on the list wears on you. I pray for Chloe...keep us updated!!

Happy Mothers Day!

Jody

Pam said...

Happy Mother's Day. I'm glad Chloe is doing better, I'll keep her and Molly in my prayers.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Mother's Day! I do hope your day was a great one. I'm glad your little dog is better. I know what you mean about giving any pet medication. It's the same with little children too. They are our babies. I lost 2 cats and my dog last year to old age. One cat was 18 so that was a long life for her the other was 16. My beagle was 15. They just don't live as long as we do and although we hate to loose them it was a blessing to have had them so I try to remember all the good times with them.

Jeannette said...

belated Happy Mothers Day. Hugs xxx

Judi said...

Kathy....
I am hoping that your Mother's Day had rays of sunshine that you so deserve! We, as mothers, give our children wings to fly and sometimes---they FLY!
Oh and I am so sad to hear about your little kitty! Yes, you are so right--when it rains it pours. We all have those times in life...the moments that test the hell out of us!
Prayers to you!
Judi

JCWillow99@gmail.com..( Cassie) said...

You know our dog acted like yours and it was arthritis! We just knew she was a goner, but they gave her some meds and she is fine now.
Happy Belated Mothers day hon. You do something nice for yourself all we moms need to more often.
Love, Cassie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I am on pins and needles! I so hope your kids remembered. If not here is an across the miles belated Mother's Day hug from me.