As promised - here is the update for the past week. I'm not sure how time flew by so quickly, but here is the rundown of the week.
Saturday night - made a 10PM visit to the Emergency Vet for Willy as he was panting and couldn't catch his breath, his heart was racing and he was shaking all over. He had a temp of 104.8* and we spend about 3 hours there with no answers really. So, we took him home and watched him carefully until I could get him in to our vet on Monday.
Sunday - We just hung around the house and took a nap as we didn't get home until almost 2:30AM from the vet (we must be getting old!)
Monday - took the morning off to take Willy to the vet. They kept him for the day to watch him and run some tests. MJ picked him up in the afternoon with a new antibiotic and more steroids. I coached the kids from my school at the City Track Meet. We had lots fo fun - it was a beautiful night and we came in 2nd place.
Tuesday - Willy has a fever again - ARRRGH!!! I was at 2 different meetings after school and MJ kept putting cold towels on his belly and a fan on him to try to cool him down - nothing seemed to really work.
Wednesday - nothing too exciting - worked all day and came home and baked 3 cakes for the Chorus party for the kids at school.
Thursday - Willy has another fever and spends the day at the vet again. When I go to pick him up, and get talking to the vet about how he seems to go in 12 - 14 hour cycles we discover that the girl printed the wrong label on the bottle of pred.nisone and instead of an every other day dosage, we are supoosed to be giving it to him EVERY day - no wonder he isn't getting any better. We get home and I decorate the cakes for the chorus party at school tomorrow.
Friday - Willy is feeling much better - amazing how the right dosage of meds can make such a difference. After school we went to pick up a pump for our pool that was on Free.cycle - love that! Then we went out to dinner as neither one of us felt like cooking.
Saturday - surprise, surprise - it was back to the vet this morning just to do a blood check. Finally things are looking better and Willy has been fever free since Thursday afternoon. It was a beautiful day so we worked outside. MJ and I finished setting up the pool, got the lawn mowed and did the weed eating, went to Home Depot, built a frame around the wishing well, planted oodles of flowers, put up a new flagpole, cut down a bunch of low hanging branches, then had my parents over for dinner. Whew - busy day!
Sunday (today) - I suppose we may think about building an ark as it has been POURING rain here since late last night. There are flood watches, etc in effect. It's a good day for MJ to get report cards done and I think I may read for a while.
The well garden before (above) and after (below)
The pool and gazebo all set up and ready for use in the backyard:
Our new flagpole that we put up and the gorgeous hanging baskets that we found at H0.me De.p0t
And, finally just a pretty picture of some of our irises blooming - they are MJ's favorite flower!