On Friday morning Tom and I woke up at 5:30 AM to find the house with large amounts of bloody diarrhea. There were 6 large puddles, very red and stinky. Both of us were vomiting immediately trying to clean it up.
Initially I suspected it was from Mopar, since she has liver problems, has been eating poorly and losing weight. But then I noticed Sunny did not get out of bed to help with putting dishes in the dishwasher like she always does. She had vomited the prior evening too. So I brought both of them into the vet. Here is a photo of Sunny there.
And here are photos of how Sunny usually looks:
She is normally a go-getter. She had lost three pounds, and it became obvious that she was the sick one. I then remembered that she had gotten into the Wassail garbage on Tuesday morning. So she stayed at the vet’s receiving IV fluids and a myriad of mediations (for a total of over $600). Now she is recovering. She is supposed to take it easy. She is still on 4 medications and a special diet. But she is now acting like her old self again.
In other news, this is the time of year that I always contemplate our hay supply. I figure we need to be feeding full rations of hay from mid-October to mid-March, but it often ends up longer because of weather issues. This year we have used up a little more than half of our supply. So if our spring weather is agreeable, we should be OK.