I'm writing this week's Tails because Chance is currently under the weather. We took her to one of our e-vets last night and she was diagnosed with mild aspiration pneumonia. We caught it quick enough that she came home with us and is only on one antibiotic instead of two.
She has had two doses of antibiotic now, a steam, work with a cheap back massager to help loosen secretions, I've been using a couple of massage techniques to help loosen secretions, is drinking water, and ate a mashed sardine.
Hi all. My people and I took a break from the website to focus on my health issues.
A vet friend of my people, and my favorite vet of all time, suggested I try acupuncture for my collapsing trachea. So I've had a vet come to my house 5 times now and do acupuncture. My people think I have less breathing issues. We got everything under control enough that my woman decided to start slowly introducing some aromatherapy for my issues. She spent a week researching and deciding what would be best, and how to apply it, before she started. Living with an animal aromatherapist has benefits! I haven't needed any aromatherapy for 2 weeks now and that was because we had a lot of pollen coming out of the trees that always stay green.
I missed a rehab vet appointment in October because the vet was injured by an animal she was working on. I didn't have anywhere near the number of issues I should have going 2 months between visits so we know the acupuncture is working for my joints.
My vet came out in October and stabbed me with a needle and stole stuff from me. They said it was a "fine needle aspiration" and not theft, don't know if I believe them. My woman said it was because a lump that had been checked had gotten bigger and felt different. The vet said it was still a cyst.
We've been really, really dry this fall which makes picking up leaves really easy. It's also not been very windy so the leaves aren't blowing to our yard like they usually do. We've only made 2 trips to give the people our leaves this year. And the guy who lives on the corner that my people call a bad name hasn't use his leaf blower to his leaves into the street so they come here. I like raking leaves!
I've been swimming every other week. I had to swim once at my old pool and they still haven't fixed the ramp or the swim jets so I didn't like it much. The jets don't turn off like they are supposed to so I have to work harder which is hard on my breathing. The ramp is really steep still which is harder on my joints and they put a towel on it to try to make it non-slip so I wasn't too sure about walking on a wet towel.
We got my new Jeep bed done and I got to go for a ride. My man made new metal legs for it so it's about 5.5" lower than it used to be. He also had to cut a new shorter board for the front so cargo stays under my bed. My woman gave the entire inside a thorough cleaning to remove as much dust, dirt, and pollen from all the cracks and crevices that she could without taking the Jeep apart. She also bought me a new orthopedic foam bed to go in my old bed cover which got washed and looks all new. My Jeep bed only has 1 layer of foam so it's easier for me to stand on bouncy mountain roads so she pulled the 2 layers of foam apart. She also bought me a twin allergy/bed bug mattress protector and put my foam in it so stuff that can aggravate my CT can't get into the foam.
My woman special ordered 14 vanilla bean cheesecakes from her friend who makes them for the farmers markets and I'm all set to see me through until next May!