June 17th, 2007

Sydney - couch

Can't sleep...

I'm worried about Sydney. :( I read some things online and it says that cases of vertigo in dogs that are curable usually go away within 5 to 7 days - the unsteadiness and head tilting last for possibly weeks... I shouldn't have read all of that - I'm going to have to call the vet first thing tomorrow morning, just to ask whether it's normal that more than a week has passed and Sydney still can't stand up. :(

Somehow I just can't shake this bad feeling that I have that it's something a lot more serious than we think... She does bark once in a rare while, she tries to play with her toys, drinks water by herself out of her dish, which all seem like good signs, but for whatever reason, her back legs will not support her. It's as if she's forgotten how to use them... :( I'm not sure too if all she needs is more time - or if by giving her time, I'm hurting her chances of curing something worse that might be happening...

In any case, I'm calling the vet tomorrow... :(
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Sydney is...

Okay...

...apparently yesterday I had a little too much green tea with dinner and was freaking out a wee bit too much about the whole Sydney thing. I called the vet this morning and they did say that we should bring her in for re-evaluation. They're not sure what's causing all the dizziness and said it could be (we hope, anyway) a really bad ear infection. I'm hoping it's as simple as that and some antibiotics will clear it up in no time. On the bad side, it could be a brain lesion... :( We'll see - but I am a bit more optimistic about it in the light of day. Sorry to all for the freaky 2am posting last night! Reminder to self - no caffeine after 8pm! ;P

Worked at the 50th State Fair again for my class for the last time and had a blast!! Met so many new people who were SOOOO nice and patient with me and I felt like the interaction that I got with them was far more valuable than any class I've taken so far. I could actually hold conversations with them, joke and laugh with them - it was wonderful!! I'm always so apprehensive about going, but end up loving it so much when I'm there. Too bad this was the last day of the fair... I hope other opportunities to help out and work within the community pop up.

I'm really in HUGE need of a shower,... I smell like french fries (yuck!) and smoke... It was SOOO greasy in the wagon and I could honestly feel the grease forming on my face as I stood next to the deep fryers... :P

I do want to leave you all with some pictures of Sydney (it's so sad because she looks so different lately!) :( and some of the fair... :)

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I'm off to get the fried food smell off me. Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Big HUGS to everyone!!
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