Saturday, April 10, 2010
week in review
We certainly had a variety of things going on this week.
Mom and Dad made no fewer than 5 trips up to the big city(45 minute drive one way). Dr. appointments and such. The first two days of my week were consumed with my colonoscopy, on Wednesday I drove two hours one way to have lunch with a dear friend (we had a wonderful time!).
Then on Thursday, KimmeeSue (Mom and Dad's sweet dog), who had not been herself all week, took a turn for the worse. After the local vet's had closed, natch.
Back up to the big city. The emergency room veterinarian hospital is only open when the other vet clinics are closed. Several local vet clinics feed into this. Kimmee was admitted for the night - diagnosis - pancreatitis. They hooked her up to an IV and we left her there. sniff We arrived back home a little after 11 PM.
This emergency room closes at 7 AM, so Kimmee had to be picked up at 6:30 AM and transferred to our local vet. That was my job since Dad had a Dr. appointment in the big city at 9 AM and though my parents are amazing, they still haven't figured out a way to be two places at once.
KimmeeSue finally was released late yesterday afternoon. Though better, she is still not her perky, peppy self. Recovery is going to take a while. Pancreatitis is treatable, but not curable.
It is a beautiful spring day today. We are hoping to be able to enjoy it. And stay out of our cars.