The week began with the passing of my 10+ year old computer finally giving it up. I've known for awhile that it was going to happen, so its passing came as no big shock. *SHE* and I were together for a long time. A very long time for a computer who at times should have not been blamed for the faults and maladies that came with her advancing age. They certainly don't make 'em like *HER* anymore, and that may or may not be a good thing. By Wednesday Carl had my new computer set up and connected.
Life may have come to a standstill online for me, but it didn't for the dogs. I know that I don't mention Buddy much. Some of you may have even forgotten about him. He came to us in November because of his severe allergies. We've had some pretty good success in working through them with a limited ingredient diet and over the counter allergy medications. But even with a good vet, there have been some set backs too. Buddy is still really itchy, and if we don't watch him, he'll chew and pull out his coat. So, it was decided to take him to the dermatologist.
|~Buddy waiting for the Dermatologist~|
It was a productive visit, and I'm encouraged that with a change up in a few things, along with a new allergy medication called Apoquel
, that has had some really good success, Buddy can finally put the annoying allergies behind him.
|~Buddy, still waiting for the Dermatologist and a treat~|
While I was waiting for the Dermatologist, I got a call from our dog-walker about Lexi. She's not been feeling well this week. On Tuesday she had gotten sick, but seemed a little better by Wednesday morning. The dog-walker couldn't get her to her feet, and Lexi had gotten sick again. I called the vet and thankfully they were able to see her. I took Buddy home, picked up Lexi, and we were on the road again. After all the tests, including x-rays and fluids along with nausea medications, we were on our way home, and Lexi was smiling and feeling better.
|~Lexi, feeling better!~|
The test show nothing "too unusual," so we're not really sure what is causing Lexi's stomach to become so sensitive. It could be her diet, so we're going to make a few changes. This evening she seems more like herself, and her appetite seems to be returning. A good note to end a busy week on!
It's all worn Sheba out, so I'm sure she'd agree!