Today has been very hard going to say the very least. I should have been going to my Writers' Group at ten o'clock, but events overtook.
Tess, my ten year old Border Terrier, was not at all well yesterday and ate absolutely nothing at all = nor did she have a drink. This morning there was no improvement so as soon as the vet opened at 8.30 I telephoned and got an appointment just after 9.
After a thorough examination the vet took a blood test and said she would telephone me later in the day. I returned home and got lunch. Friend S came to take Tess for a walk but she really was not well enough to go far - although she did enjoy it.
Luckily S was still there when the vet phoned as my hearing is not brilliant on the phone. The outcome is that she needs to have a scan - this is to be done early on Friday morning. I was told to go back to the vets and collect anti biotics and a pain killer to tide her through until then - so off I went again, taking my shopping list with me so that I could call on the way back and do some shopping.
Wh en I tried to give Tess the antibiotics she screamed with pain everytime I went anywhere near her mouth (her breath is very bad) and would not accept them. So it was back to the vets again for injections of both anti biotics and pain killers - enough to last through to Friday morning. Tess is asleep in her bed, comfortable at last and I am shattered - I am having a lunch party here on Saturday so need to have an early night!
I wonder if her problem is just severe toothache - I hope it is nothing more serious. Certainly her breath smells absolutely foul which may be an indication.