Monday, April 27, 2015

parley view parsnip. . . he is back !

If I ever get pancreatitis (heaven forbid !) I want to go to thehamish's doctor.
Five days and he is home.
As you know (Friday's post) we rushed thehamish early Wednesday morning 
to the ER of the Veterinary Specialty Center in acute distress. 
I thought he was having a diabetic seizure.
Turns out he was in a full blown Pancreatitis attack. Scary time.
.
I really like their lobby with a
Gug Dug and 

 .
  a kitty up high .
.
The second day he was there I went to visit him.
He was very out of it and he hobbled over to the hall door and stood there.
He wanted to go home. It was very heartbreaking.
.
 I let him stand by the patio door and sniff the breezes but he was too tired.
They had to carry him back to ICU,  a few steps were too much for him.
.
 Not looking very thehamish.
.

 Two day later he is looking better
.
 But if you could have seen him he looked like he was living rough for a week
He is one photogenic dog. I called his name and he played to the camera.
I just can't believe this photo.
.
Sunday late afternoon he came home.
Watson was very happy to see him.
 Lots of sniffing going on.

 .
 .
 .
 He now has a ugly poodle cut on his front two legs,
from the IV's and the  blood draws.
Of course Son calls them Chicken Wings.
,
 He is asleep with a shaved tummy, poodle legs and Watson under my work table.
.
He now has to eat a canned food special diet and I have a prescription for it !
It manages his pancreatitis and bladder stones. It is very low fat.
I still can feed him the very plain chicken I cook for both dogs.
 Along with the carrots and green beans.
I have always been very careful with what they eat. But with thehamish no matter
what I do he seems to have major problems.
His diabetes affect's his other organs. It is like dominoes bladder, liver, spleen and now pancreas.     

I always thought Watson would leave me first.  He is 17 now, deaf and has dementia.
But in the last year I have been thinking more and more that thehamish could
leave us first.  It is very hard.
....
And just because I can here is your pretty for the first of the week.

Newest photo of the Century Plant. The branches are growing bigger.
Sunday early morning a storm blew in bringing rain some some high winds
that did some damage to my yard.
.
Alien phone tower !
.
sad. . . parsnip
music. . . River Deep Mountain High,  Tina Turner

Update:
I wrote this Sunday night. He ate a little and slept a lot.
Monday morning he only ate a small amount and is now asleep.
I am off to the dentist, argh ! will see how he is when I get back.
Time to call the doctor.
  

35 comments:

  1. Oh Parsnip--don't be sad--you are doing everything you can for your sweetie pies. Blessings to all!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, my brain says one thing while my heart says another.

      Delete
  2. No, don't be sad, Gayle. He's home now, and we're all happy to see that!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, he is home but I really need to watch him even more that I usually do.

      Delete
  3. Wishing him all the healing wishes, ever.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wiggy and Bug wanted me to stop in and send
      over puppy hugs and feel better kisses.

      Delete
  4. He does seem better by the look of him.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He does look so much better. When we took him to ER he was limp.

      Delete
  5. That metalwork sculpture is pure thehamish! They must have been inspired by his awesomeness. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hahahahahahaha he will love your comment.

      Delete
  6. Well just look at that gud dug! Home at last! So happy - so relieved. Holding good healing thoughts for thehamish, Watson, and especially for you too. Such a scare truly knocks one for a loop. PS: I hear shaved shaved tummies and poodle legs are very "in" right now. X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Again your comment has me laughing.
      "PS: I hear shaved shaved tummies and poodle legs are very "in" right now. "
      Best comment ever.

      cheers, parsnip

      Delete
  7. I say poodle cut his hind legs. If he must be poodlefied for a while, it might as well be balanced poodlefication!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hahahahahahahahahahahaaha
      poodlefication what a great word !

      Delete
  8. Poor poor Hamish - he looks so sad. Do hope he continues to be on the up. Keep us all informed, we are all thinking of him.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He does look sad. We have to keep him quiet. Right now he is on three small meals a day.
      His health with has always been precarious but I think this is the last straw.

      Delete
  9. Welcome home, Hamish. Hope things improve further.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is going to be day by day.
      Woof !
      Am I missing your posts ?

      Delete
    2. No, I'm just taking time out on the little stuff to work on something big that probably no one will read but at least will give me immense satisfaction in having written it.

      Delete
  10. Prayers and warm thoughts for you Hamish.

    ReplyDelete
  11. So glad thehamish is on the mend. That's a pretty fancy Vet Center. I would want to go there too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is very posh. But they are all specialists and work very hard.
      I have spent so much money there...I should have a Square Ones room !
      Or the ER or ICU wing.

      Delete
  12. Oh dear!
    What a lot you are going through with theSquare Ones. Poor Hamish - he really does look so very much better now.
    I hate to see animals suffer and know that both boys are very lucky to have you as their person.
    Buster joins me in sending warm greetings to you all.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He is doing much better today and eating !
      When thehamish doesn't eat you know something is wrong.

      Delete
  13. So glad he is home with you, thinking of both of you xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hugs honey to all three of you lovelies. Yert to the boys!

    Smiles, Bee
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  15. *hugs* Glad he's home with you, sugar. You made me think of our own sweet Abby when you wrote about who would leave first. You have my heart. xoxoxox

    ReplyDelete
  16. Aw...poor baby. Glad he's home.

    ReplyDelete