Cat food can be deadly for a dog, try to put it up where she cant get to it. I have this struggle with my mom from time to time, she puts it where my dogs can get to it and it makes me angry. One of my babes has seizures, he doesnt need any added problems.The having to be on the insurance is a major pain. In the past my mother had to fight with her insurance over them saying they wouldn't cover something because the hospital she went to was "preferred" but the doctor in that hospital that saw her was not on their list. She's successfully argued that if the hospital itself is preferred & that is the doctor they have available & provide for her, she doesn't get to pick & doesn't know ahead of time if he's on their list & she shouldn't be penalized over it-- especially when any doctor in that hospital *should* be covered. They will find any way they can to not pay for stuff & just expect people to not argue with them.
I've been taking care of my dog today. The pedialyte seems to have improved her appetite but she's still very weak. I've found if I mix the pedialyte with warm water she likes it better- she seems to want something warm to drink. I gave her a hot dog (sans bun), some dog biscuits, a large can of wet dog food, and some rotisserie chicken today. She hasn't bee going in to the kitchen at all the past few days. Normally she gets up and wanders around the kitchen, eating cat food, and drinking water from the large waterer near the hallway. I think I've got it worked out that when she doesn't want food or water she wants to stand up so I set her on her feet and stay with her to steady her. I've been brushing her and spending more time with her every day. I'm fairly certain if I take her to the vet they'll just want to put her down & she doesn't seem ready to give up yet. It was easier with our other dog who just gave up. She was so exhausted from the cancer that she wouldn't even try to lift her head or move anymore so we knew it was time. I'm gong to talk to the vet and see if he can send me something to give her for pain to make her more comfortable.
I caulked around the pet door today & took pictures. I'm charging my phone's battery before I turn it on and upload them. The battery has been draining rapidly for no apparent reason. I suspect it's something in the phone's programming to try to force me to upgrade to a newer phone.
That's a nice canoe rack Flyover. Anxiously waiting to see it loaded with the canoe.
My wife is still nauseous, this coming Monday will be 7 weeks now. She's lost somewhere between 35-40 Lbs. to date and getting weaker by the day. Just getting up for the restroom (20 ft. trip each way). wipes her out. She has to take a break to get the energy to return to her recliner. Then her nausea is stirred up until she can settle back down. Her day consists of eating what she can early in the day, when she feels better. A meal is usually 2-3 bites then she feels full. Then she lays very still so she can digest the food, before getting sick later in the day and at night. So, she sleeps when she can. A little good news, she's had a couple full nights of sleep here and there lately. She's on anti-nausea medication, without it she would be in worse shape.
Thursday we sent her files to Mayo Clinic and are waiting for them to process her request for an appointment. The waiting list is long, but they get people in quicker if there's a need. The doctors here sent referral letters explaining the dire situation she's in, we're hoping that will help expedite her case. It's been suggested to just go and they would take her in. If we were closer we might try that, but since it's a 7 hour trip we don't want to go, then get stranded there because we cant't get an appointment right away. Cheryl isn't in a position physically to go through something like that. So, we're waiting by the phone, answering phone questions by all involved as they process her request. We're praying the doctors on our end can convey to the doctors in MN just how critical her situation is and get her in sooner rather than later. Not much we can do but wait at this point. I've changed the oil and gassed up the car. Cheryl is on temporary disability and I've told my regular customers why I may not be available if they call. We can be gone in a matter of a few minutes if we get the call.