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.