Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Still Worried

Breeann still isn't feeling well. The doc checked her out and suspects Pancreatitis, but isn't sure. He took blood, gave her IV fluids and I took her home.

She crawled into a chair and didn't move all day. At about 8:00 she jumped down, went into the basement, curled up on the sofa and is still there in the same spot as I type this.

To say I'm worried would be an understatement. The results of the blood test will be back today, but I'm wondering if she shouldn't go back in for more IV fluids. She shows no interest in ... anything. She hasn't had anything to eat or drink in almost 48 hours (the IV fluids will keep her from being dehydrated).

Poor, old kitty. I'm not ready to lose her yet, so I hope she perks up soon.

The dog is having issues, too -- less serious, but annoying to both of us. Just like last August, Dakota has "the itchies". We're assuming they're allergy related again to something that's in bloom this time of year. She has a rash on her skin around her shoulder blades and her entire body itches. We can barely pet her because it makes her start scratching, and I swear she's trying to peel the skin right off herself.

I put her back on the same antihistamines she was on last summer and I hope they work. Poor critter is just miserable.

DD is being affected by allergies, too, so there is definitely something in the air. Last night was the first night she was able to sleep without taking Benedryl. We'd thoroughly cleaned her room over the weekend (and I mean THOROUGHLY -- moved all her furniture, vacuumed, dusted, wiped everything down then washed all her bedding, including pillows and comforter) which I think helped.

I'm so grateful I don't have allergies.

It's been raining and will be raining for most of the next ten days. They expect a short break maybe tomorrow, then rain through the weekend. Maria, I wish I could push some your way.

We're still in prep mode for school, so between that, the cat and the dog, I've been barely able to focus on much else, including my 15 year anniversary which is tomorrow.

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You Are a Leader



You are impulsive when the occasion calls for it. You make decisions on the fly.

You are a visionary. You see the big picture instead of all of the trivial little details.

You are a very inspiring person. You show others that dreams can come true.

You are a provider. You like the satisfaction that comes with a hard earned paycheck.



Mostly right.

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6 comments:

Sarita said...

Oh, I'm praying hard for you all. I hoped the vet would fix Breeann right up. I hope you get good news today.

Sorry to hear Dakota is suffering. My goodness, it's pouring in more ways than one at your house!

I hope you can feel the long-distance hugs.

Here, we're expecting the rain, too. You're right. I wish we could send some Maria's way.

I'll be thinking of you and wishing your day is a peaceful one. Hugs!

Maria Zannini said...

Poor Breeann. She is really sick. How soon before you can call the doc again?

I'd ask about bringing her in for more fluids if her skin isn't bouncing back when you pinch it.

All you can do is make her comfortable and hope she can snap out of it soon.

I've been on pins and needles wondering how she was doing.

Angelina Rain said...

Thanks for keeping us updated on the kitty. I'm saying prayers that she'll get better. I really hope she gets well.

Poor puppy too. My dog has skin allergies too but there's a medicine my vet gives him that helps. The vet said you could also give dogs Benedryl but I don't trust that. It knocks me off my feet, I don't want it to do that to my puppy, although the vet said that dogs don't get that side affect.

Poor DD too. Allergies suck. I get them every year from mid August to mid October. I want to die in those months sometimes. Has DD tried Allegra? It does wonders for me, it might work well for her too.

Melissa McClone said...

Hugs and prayers!

Brandy said...

Keeping Breeann in my prayers. Poor Dakota. I wonder what it is that's affecting her-and DD?
Hugs and prayers your way!

Dru said...

Saying a prayer and sending good luck vibes to Breann, Dakota and DD.

You Are No Nonsense

You are extremely logical and rational. Your mind is practically like a computer.

You have strong insights about the world. You are quite wise and philosophical.

You have no patience with inefficiency. You hate to wait for anything.

You don't have any room for fluff in your life. You abhor superficiality of all kinds.

This is 90% accurate.

Hope you heard from the doctor.