Sometimes I say things to test my kids because I kind of want them to have synesthesia too. Yesterday I was telling Matt a story about guy named Jeff and I slipped in that the guy named Jeff totally didn't look like a Jeff, but more like a Christopher, because that makes very concrete sense to me, with Jeff being a certain color and thickness and Christopher being the opposite, and Matt interupted and said he had no idea what I was talking about. Damn.
I spent the morning with bear bait at the specialist's office. Bear bait got an ultrasound to look for cancer after she had an x-ray at the vet yesterday which appeared cloudy so that he vet couldn't see her internal organs. The whole ordeal was nerve wracking because 1. I thought bear bait had cancer and 2. they made us wait and bear bait was hysterical, panting, shaking and whining and 3. after 30 minutes in the back room while I waited in the waiting room the doctor came out to ask me if they could give bear bait a sedative because she wasn't cooperating. I said they could, but then 4. they had to wait over 20 minutes more for the sedative to work, and then finally ultrasound her. We were in that place for over 2 1/2 hours.
The specialist said that the only remarkable thing she saw was one lymph node which was all in the back between her spine and stomach which appeared "dark". I guess dark is not a good thing, but this lymph node was so buried that the only way to pull anything out of it would be to perform surgery on bear bait and she is 10 now, so I'm not going to let them do that to her. She might not wake up!! Bear bait has some fluid in her lower belly, (we knew trhat for a long time) but the big thing is that her adrenal glands were too small, so now Addison's disease is in the ring along with Cushing's. There will be more tests and we are in this for $1,600 so far!! They want her to take antibiotics for all tick related diseases and I dutifully picked those up from the pharmacy today, but I am waiting for bear bait to stop hallucinating from the sedation before I give them to her.
Yes, she's crazy right now. When I returned from the grocery store bear bait was outside in the pouring rain and when I came in she ran off in the other direction. Then I tried to get her inside and she looked right through me, so I watched her outside, and she pretty much walked from one spot to another around the house looking off into space as if an invisible friend was standing there chatting with her. Finally I grabbed a leash, went outside and brought her back in. I toweled her off and now she's just whining to the kitchen island.
I wish was there was an antidote to dog sedation.