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It was such a mess today!
But some good things happened too.
During the night, Jaya threw up kind of a brown liquid...not slimy or anything and I soaked some of it up in a white paper towel to see if any blood was in it, but I couldn't see any red to it, so it might have just be bile.
Still, she looked relaxed and not stressed and she was drinking water...so I decided to wait until morning to take her to the vet.
Around 8:30am, I lost my internet. So, I took a shower, got out and got dressed and it's close to 9am, and even though I hated to do it, because I know my sister was tired from her trip the day before... I picked up the phone to see if she could taxi me and Jaya to the vet's before noon...as my vet closes early on Saturdays.
My sister has a cell phone, I have a landline and a remote phone. I call her and got a busy signal! Cellphones don't have busy signals...the calls go instantly to voice mail if the person is on the line or not answering. So, I tried to call my brother who was at the family store...and that's a landline number. I get a error beep and a computer telling me 'this number cannot be connected as dialed' I tried again, just to make sure I didn't hit the wrong buttons... same thing. So I tried a few more numbers and get the same results.
My dog needs to go to the vet, I'm about 4 miles from the clinic, with no car, and no way to call out and my internet is off too.
By now it's 9:30am, and I know both of my neighbors are early risers, so I walked down my alley, around the corner and try my first neighbor... no one home, they must have gone someplace for the weekend. I walk further down the road to the next neighbor and they are home. I ask if I can use their phone if it's working.
They have a land line, and fortunately... it's working. So I call my sister, and I'm not sure if she'll even wake up if she's asleep, or even listen to a message from an unknown number. I call my brother, and tell him what's going and ask if he too can call our sister and leave a message as I know (if she's awake) that she will respond to his number.
I try to call the vet... but get that 'cannot connect message' so I visit with my neighbors for about 10 minutes...and their phone rings and it's my sister, who said she could come out and pick me and Jaya up and take us to the vets.
While I was at the neighbor's I had taken my phone bill, which has a tech number on it, so I call them and get put on hold...after about 10 minutes... I hung up.
I walk home, and my sister pulls up about the time I'm climbing my porch steps...she comes in and helps me corral Jaya and we go to the vets.
When I get there.. I find out my vet has gone to Boise for the weekend on an unexpected trip.
I'm thinking like "Seriously!" The car, the phone, the internet, now my vet who is almost always there on Saturday's also is having problems that took her out of town. The vet tech does what she can with Jaya, takes her temp, feels her tummy to see if if feels hard or causes Jaya any stress...which is difficult to do, since by now, Jaya is at maximum stress level from being handled and the car trip.
The tech said Jaya was running a slight fever, but she thought that since Jaya is drinking water and not seeming to be in pain that it would probably be best just to monitor her over the weekend and come in Monday morning if things continue...or if she gets worse, to take her to the other clinic in town. I also found out while I was at the vet's that their internet and phones are down too.
Since Jaya hasn't eaten since Thursday night, I asked my sister to take me to the large grocery store in town and I wanted to buy some plain yogurt to see if Jaya would eat a little of that. I get into the store and it's a MESS in there. That store had lost their phone, and internet connection and they could only take cash, checks, and credit cards. No EBT (food stamp cards and no debit cards, and no coupons could be scanned either).
Good thing I still carry 'old timey' checks. But a lot of people were milling around and some were leaving grocery carts of food and walking out...and the staff was rushing around trying to put frozen and refrigerated foods back into the freezers/coolers. I got my stuff and got out pretty fast through the express lane.
Anyway... After I got Jaya home, I let her settle for about a half hour, then put 2 tablespoons of yogurt that I had left out so it wouldn't be so cold, to her. She ignored it at first but about 5 minutes later I saw her stand up and lick out the little shallow bowl it was in....and she didn't sick anything up later on either.
Around 3pm, I got a knock on my door...and it was the vet tech from my vet's clinic. She said just before closing, and while she was doing clean up and checks on all the animals at the clinic she tried the phones again and managed to get through to Andy, the vet. She told Andy, what she observed with Jaya and Andy prescribed a medicine to help Jaya's tummy troubles, and the vet tech was kind enough to special deliver it to my house after she locked up the clinic.
After the vet tech left, I gave Jaya the pill, and then about an hour later, I gave Jaya about 1/2 a cup, of dry kibble that I had soaked in warm water for a while, and mixed in another tablespoon of yogurt. She ate all of it and so far hasn't got sick from it.
So.. I am hoping that this is all due to the puppy chow upsetting her digestive system....and not something worse. But I will be taking her in on Monday and the vet told the tech, that then, we will run some blood work on Jaya and do another exam just to be sure of things.
I sometimes think I have the best vet in the world. Her place isn't fancy, and she isn't either most of the time...looks like she's always ready to head out to a cow pasture...wearing run down looking clothes and such. And, she probably does have to do that a few times a week. But dang, so nice of her prescribe something to help sooth Jaya's tummy, and her vet tech being willing to bring the medication out to my house after hours. The vet tech was so happy to see AU too...and amazed at how well he's moving.
Anyway, it was a long crappy day for the most part...along with all the above it was raining all day... I got pretty wet walking to and from my neighbors. My phone and internet still did come on until almost 5pm. Most of the town was down for the count today so at least it just wasn't me the gods of bad luck was picking on. :P