July 30, 2013
and Young Jeffrey get Adequan shots every week for their
worsening arthritis. Jodie has lost weight (she does
that in summer) and I'm always so worried about her. She
and Nelly-nell have been here for three years, but they
appear to be 6, 7 or 8 years old. And as we know, Y.
Jeffrey is 11!
been recently worried about Nelly-nell too. About a week
ago I noticed her floating on the pond all alone while
the others were sleeping on shore. It was strange that
she wasn't with them, and she was just so still on the
water, over in the corner. I went in and checked on her
and she seemed okay, but her eyes were a little squinty.
been watching her closely ever since and yesterday her
legs gave out right from under her. She used her wings
to move herself along and then rested for a moment and
stood up and walked away. She's also lost some weight,
but that's common for summer--even so, she lost a little
today I brought her to the vet this morning. Our vet
checked her heart and lungs (which were fine), drew
blood for a comprehensive blood panel and then did an
doesn't feel good to me. I'm very worried, but at least
glad she gets to come home again for today.
Jodie-dee going under the water spout
(they all love doing this).
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