Worked a straight through shift today, no break in the middle, beats sitting around for two hours between shifts and finishes at the same time so a win win really.
When I got home from work Lilly did not rush to meet me, I got a very feeble wag from the couch but that was it. Hubby said she had not been right all day. Unable to jump up on the couch or our bed and could not get up or down the stairs either. Something not quite right.
||Lilly looking sad|
Took Lilly to the vet. Took him a list of things we had noticed that was different about her, symptoms if you like that may or may not be related but might help to get a bigger picture. She is running a temperature but he could not find much else wrong. He gave her a very thorough check over, listened to her breath etc. He took some bloods that I posted so they would get lifted tonight and the results back tomorrow. Also gave her an antibiotic injection. Wee horror did manage to get up the stairs after we came back.
Sadly this meant Bob did not get to his gymnastics.
|the blood tests results we posted away|
Blood results show she has an infection but thankfully nothing more sinister. She still has a temperature but lower than yesterday. So he gave her another antibiotic injection, and gave me a sample bottle to get a urine sample from her. She is a poor eater at the best of times but tonight's tea was spewed on my living room carpet. Still needed help up the stairs and just went on her bed in the corner.
Got three twenty minute workouts done later on in the evening. Rung the changes and finished with a yoga one.
|one sample bottle|
Neighbours must have thought me mad following Lilly round the garden with a frying pan trying to stick it under her and catch a sample in it. Managed to get a dribble, but was dribble enough. Her urine was clear and her temperature normal. She is feeling better today and is managing up and down the stairs and in and out the back door. Even ran to meet us when we got back from the town earlier. Nice to see her on the mend, Another antibiotic injection and 4 tablets, 1 each for the next 4 days.Pit them in her food he says......hmm she is not eating so going to be difficult.
|antibiotics for Lilly|
How do you get a tablet into a dog that is not eating? Luckily I managed to get her to eat about a sixth of a tin of tuna with her tablet on it, but she would not eat any more.
Have not seen the twins properly for a while. So I walked down to get them, took them to the park and then brought them up to see Granddad and Lilly and to play up here for a while. Gave my daughter a break if nothing else. Dinky is making noises by banging her wellies on the slide and laughing and Minky is copying what he sees the bigger children doing.
|fun in the park|
Bob is back at Centre Stage doing his rehearsals for the show later this year. So I said I would watch the twins save them having to go. So we went to the park and then they did some arts and crafts.Dinky managed to get quite a bit stuck on her person shape, Minky was more interested in cutting up the foam shapes. We then read the library books they had got this morning.
Was not happy with the diamond quilt shape I made last week, I had lost the point off of the diamonds, so practised another one this week and was a lot happier with the result. The materials together are a bit OTT but it was a quick way of refining what I was not happy with.
|no cut off corners|