Sunday, August 20, 2006
A Nightmare of a Weekend
I'm starting not with food, but with Violet, as I did a couple months ago. She'd been doing pretty good since then but yesterday she took a serious and sudden turn for the worse. We knew she had some respiratory problems but yesterday she started having a lot of trouble breathing. We took her to the emergency vet and they put her on oxygen and that helped. Then we had to take her (with a portable oxygen tank) back to the specialist in Richmond, an hour's drive away. She's still there now and she's doing a little better but we miss her terribly. We were able to visit her a couple of times today but only for 5-10 minutes each time since she's in the ICU in an oxygen chamber. She seems to be doing a little better today but we don't know when (or even if) we'll be able to bring her home. We don't have a positive diagnosis but we'll get another update from the vet tomorrow morning. There's a lot more to the story but I think I'll have to leave it at that for now.
We're still cooking since it's a diversion so I'll leave you with the okra stew we made tonight. There are a couple other pics that may show up here at some point but now I think it's off to bed since we didn't get much sleep last night. We'll try to keep you posted on Violet but I don't know how much we'll have the energy to post over the next few days.