a March 9th, 2010

  1. Oh, Kip

    March 9, 2010 by myeye

    Kip is at the emergency vet’s tonight.  He went down in the back today.  Initially his people thought he had no pain, but the vet says Kip can feel it when he pinches his toes, and they think he has a ruptured disk.  He’s going to stay overnight, have some blood work done, take steroids.  Of course the vets are talking surgery.  I think Kip’s family is going to insist on a second opinion tomorrow morning and take him to their regular vet.  Jim and Sarah returned from the Cleveland Clinic today.  Jim has been there for two months trying to remedy the heart/infection problem that has plagued him since last August.  It is inconceivable that they would come home to an injured Kip.  More good thoughts, please — this has been a very bumpy road for Kip’s family.

    I’ve recommended conservative treatment — crate rest and drugs.  Hopefully their vet will agree.

  2. One More For the Bed

    March 9, 2010 by myeye

    Holmes has been such a good boy in the house (since the contractors gave it back) that last night he was allowed to sleep on the bed with Chase and Inca (and me).  He had a little trouble settling down — couldn’t decide against which body he should snuggle — but eventually he did and we had a generally uneventful night.  Chase explained in no uncertain terms that HE has the extra pillow and that HE puts the bottom of HIS jaw on the top of my head.  Holmes was content to sprawl so that part of his body was against Chase and part was at my back.  One extra set of licks at 6:00 AM, but that makes the day start even better.  What a good baby!