|Ruth adjusts Maggie with an activator, an instrument that is gentle.|
I called Claws & Paws first thing on Monday morning & took her in. SIL came over & helped me get Maggie up the ramp & into the car. The visit lasted a while. Dr. Morgan was wonderful & said the combination of no Deramaxx & a rainy weekend put her in a lot of pain. She gave Maggie a Deramaxx & started her on Tramadol, another pain med. I had to laugh because she put a tramadol on top of a tongue depressor of baby food & held it out for her to eat. Haha I said, "She can see that. She won't eat it." So then she pushed it down into the food & Maggie licked the glob off the depressor. And spat out the pill. Pleh. So Dr. Morgan said, "We'll have to do this the old fashioned way," & got it into Maggie's mouth & didn't let go until she swallowed. She had asked me about Maggie's goopy eyes. I've been rinsing them out for months & applying an eye ointment due to a blocked tear duct. However, she said, "I'm going to give you some Cyclosporine; it looks like an infection." One application that night, and the next morning I wasn't having to rinse out her eyes. Haven't had to since.
She's lost a bit a weight since Millie died. She lost interest in her food, so I've been crock potting chicken & veggies, beef, etc. & mixing it in with Taste of the Wild, a new brand. She's eating better now. The vet did an I.V. of fluids subcutaneously, so she sorta looked like a camel. She also got a pedicure.
Here she is the following day, after the vet vizzie.
|Nestled into the mulch.|
|Love this pic--looking a bit like her sister with the wrinkled forehead, but with her eye-dot action.|
|Hanging with Tabby Bobcat.|
|She sniffed out this headless squirrel around the side of the house. (Squirrel courtesy of Tabby Bobcat. *sigh*)|
|Getting cozy & settled.|
|Eye dot action. :-)|
|Tabby Bobcat lying on the ramp part. Brother Atlasta with a 2 X 4. Haha|
|Aaaaand she doesn't care.|
|Maggie came out to watch the construction.|