Windy and Hope are still sick.
Windy’s trip to the veterinarian revealed a temperature of 104 degrees. Normal for a dog is 101, but 102 can be OK if the dog has been outside in the heat playing then coming indoors, my vet said. Windy has not been playing.
Windy’s exam was nearly normal except for a questionable tooth, which will be removed when she is better. Windy did have a dental cleaning last August. Yesterday she received some subcutaneous fluids with an antibiotic and an antibiotic to take twice a day at home.
This morning Windy seems a bit better. She wanted a tummy rub when she woke but didn’t wag her tail. I’ll take that progress.
Hope is still snoring like a chainsaw and waking herself up. She is going to get x-rayed tomorrow. Still on her antibiotic for her infection, she is much more active. During the more than two years she has been free of the Amish puppy mill, I would bet she has received 10 times more health care than she did while she was abused.
As I play nurse to my furkids, I have the consolation that my vet’s kids will have a nice college fund.