Sunday, February 22, 2015
One of the medications prescribed for Osk's IBS has been Pro Gut Plus...in paste form. It contains live "good" bacteria and other "stuff" that help flush out "bad" bacteria & toxins while restoring gut integrity & function. And the best part? It begins to work....within hours! And we are seeing positive results within the past couple of days. Oskar is eating his prescribed kibble...although...he appears to like Liesel's puppy kibble better.
I toss a few of hers in...just to appease him. Today...we celebrate! A normal poop! Yep...very, very happy! Almost took a picture...but then figured that's kinda gross to most people...but to us... it is almost art! And all vomiting has ceased...we're kinda scared to "crow" just yet!
Tomorrow he starts Prednisone...hopefully this is only a temporary situation, although Xena was on Prednisone for a while & it helped her greatly! We hope to have success again!
This is Liesel after yesterday's obedience class....wore right out...thinking is hard work!! Oskar is just there for moral support...
Next Saturday...is graduation!
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
With all the snow & cold going on..Oskar has not been feeling well...more bad IBS flare-ups...
It appears his medications are not working. Mama has advised Dr. Condon & they are going to discuss the next plan of action. Due to the storms, the clinic had been closed & surgeries, appointments backed up. Dr. Condon had mentioned Prednisone...but Osk would have to discontinue Metacam...which helps with his arthritis. But it may be our only option. As always, the humans are really worried...
Our Nani has been in the hospital with pneumonia the last little while..so we have been super concerned about her...can our doggy bloggy friends keep her in your thoughts & pawyers...she is very special to us. She is getting wonderful care in the hospital..unfortunately she is five hours (by car) from us...so we can't see her often. Hopefully, when spring arrives we can get together then!
We are keeping our paws crossed that Osk & his Nani feel better soon!
Dad finally found our vehicle...he has been so busy the last couple of days...shovelling & moving snow...
And this is the "tunnel" to our front door...
Just a little bit of snow piling up...
Windows on the lower level...snowed in...
The pool & deck...covered in snow...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Prince Edward Islanders are being asked to stay home if they can on Tuesday after a blizzard dumped a record 86.8 centimetres of snow at Charlottetown Airport on Sunday and Monday.
Confederation Bridge has been closed since 4:50 p.m. Sunday, and schools and government offices have also been shut down Tuesday in an effort to keep the roads clear so the snow can be moved. Charlottetown Airport, which was closed entirely for a time Monday because of the snow load on the roof, is reporting all flights are on time Tuesday.
Maritime Electric reports 260 customers still don't have power. Repair crews were kept off the roads most of Monday due to blizzard conditions.
Many roads and side streets are still closed, and those that are open are snow covered and slippery.
Another storm coming!!
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement regarding another storm expected on Thursday, and is forecasting 10 to 15 centimetres of snow. Periods of snow are also forecast for Sunday.
"This one on Thursday is passing close enough that it will have an effect on P.E.I. and Nova Scotia, not so much on New Brunswick, just some flurries for New Brunswick," said CBC meteorologist Peter Coade.
"It looks like it could be a 10- to 15-centimetre snowfall. That will clear out Thursday night so that it's sunny on Friday and sunny on Saturday and then another one on Sunday."
The snow comes on top of what has been a stormy few weeks.
On Jan. 26, Environment Canada recorded no snow on the ground at Charlottetown Airport. Since that time 258.6 centimetres of snow has fallen and there has been very little melting, with just two days where the temperature has crept above freezing.