Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Different Perspective

I was down at the harbor in Camden, Maine photographing when I saw some interesting reflections of the American Flag. Her glory still shines bright on the waves.
Update on Dusty. She is doing very well, she is even quite playful. I haven't seen her look so good in quite a long time.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dusty Update

First I would like to thank James and Lucy the Cat for their kind words and helpful information. Thank you very much! You have helped me considerably in understanding CRF. How is Simba doing?
Dusty came home on Saturday late in the day. She had a subQ treatment which was to show us how to do it before she left. Sunday she ate quite well and took her subQ medicine like a champ. Although Mom was quite nervous about it. I cannot give a needle! If I absolutely had to I would, but it really freaks me out bad! Monday was a different story she slept all day and didn't eat. I was afraid that this was it. I called my Vet and they suggested giving her 200cc of the subQ (she was getting 100cc). Right after treatment she ate and was doing just fine. In fact at 3:30am this morning she decided to sharpen her nails on my bed and when I woke I gave her some food which she ate for about 3-4 minutes. I guess she was hungry. I would leave her food down, but I have a very smart husky mix who can get into any situation just to get her food. She was up even before me this morning at 6:30am. She gave me her morning meow and we were good to go. I offer her food every 2-3 hours or so. When she is with me in the office I leave food and water for her. When I go downstairs she goes with me. Sometimes I have to guide her because she can't see well. Today she even played a bit. Mom gave Dusty her subQ this afternoon and she did better and was pleased that she could do it on her own. Unfortunately because of the art shows and farmers markets I won't always be home to help her. Now she knows she can do it on her own and Dusty is so good about it. So far everything is going well. We are taking it 1 day at a time. And enjoying each day! Thank God for Dusty and her strong will.
The photo above was taken just about an hour ago after she had several bits of food. Hence the dirty nose.