Does this photo look familiar?? Thursday morning Emmi went downhill again–vomiting, refusing food and water, no energy. Back in the truck and heading to Tucson. She was admitted this time with acute pancreatitis!! What are the odds of one little dog getting two major, life threatening illnesses in less than one week??? While the veterinarians don’t agree with us, we are both still convinced it was the antibiotic metronidazole. Needless to say, we won’t let another vet give us that antibiotic! Emmi spend Thursday and Friday night in the hospital on IVs and anti vomiting medications. They called and said we could come get her Saturday morning and we couldn’t get there fast enough.
We are cautiously optimistic. I have made a batch of homemade dog food–cooked chicken breast meat, rice, carrots, peas, sweet potatoes and a tiny bit of flax seed–and she ate the small amount of this I gave her. The clinic sent us home with two cans of Royal Canin prescription required low fat dog food. The first ingredient is water followed by pork by-products! And the ingredient list is a mile long with unknown additives! We won’t be feeding her that stuff!
We’ve made four trips to Tucson this week but in between we did manage to accomplish things. The load bearing wall in the main house kitchen has to come out. Something has to support both sides of the roof when this wall comes out. The reasons for removing a load bearing wall–something the Cowboy doesn’t like to do–are: The wall will have plumbing running through it–thus it needs to be 2×6 studs rather than 2×4 studs. And there will be three large windows over the kitchen counter–those windows need beefy headers. These photos are little hard to comprehend but give you a general idea–
In between talking to the veterinary clinic I made dog food, cleaned the house, laundry–anything to stay busy! And I took lonely walks without my little pooch.
This guy played hide and seek with me, first his back was to me as in the lower photo, he then flew and landed facing the camera. I think it’s a red tailed hawk?? Just a little bit of color in the sunset.
And I made homemade pizza–it was so good!!!
So, we will see what the next few days bring–we so hope our little Emmi is on the road to recovery.