Friday, October 25, 2013
Joy and temperance and repose slam the door on the doctors nose.
Sophie steadfastly refuses to leave the back of the car. There's no fooling her. She's lifted down and carried into the hospital. '' Can't she walk ? " asks the worried vet. '' Only on the way out " replies 'the font'.
A morning of tests. Sophie sleeps through most of them. ( The vets here ask the owner to be present to calm the patient ). The outcome is that the poison mushroom has inflamed her organs. On the ultrasound the oesophagus, liver, kidneys, heart and stomach all visibly irritated and swollen. This is what's causing her pain and confusion. She's lost two and a half kilos in weight. The good news is that the full 'detox' the local vet gave her on Wednesday afternoon prevented her from fully ingesting the toxins. This saved her. A course of strong antibiotics and she should be fine.
Bob is mightily relieved when his sister returns home . He is somewhat miffed that he gets given kibbles while his sister gets fish and rice. We once again find ourselves being thankful for caring vets.