Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sick as a dog

It's sad that although you feel as sick as a dog, it turns out that the dog is actually sicker than you. While I'm down with the flu (I've been fighting it since before CNY, so no wisecracks about scoffing too much bak kwa), Q-tip's health has been deteriorating over the long weekend.

Although not the most active of dogs to begin with, she's losing strength in her hind legs and is no longer walking properly. She can barely even stand up. In the last couple of days, she's been rejecting food and has developed bedsores where her elbows would be if she were human.

Brought her in to see Kasey this evening. Blood test shows signs of infection and kidney dysfunction. Heart weak. We decided to temporarily hospitalize her hoping that with some professional assistance she will take in fluids and food again. Only then will we be able to see how we can medicate or otherwise care for her in the near future and, hopefully, beyond.

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