The Friday Night Roxy Update

Roxy’s doing fine.  She didn’t have any seizures at the vet today, and she seems fine now that she’s home.  We’ll get results from the blood tests tomorrow (hopefully), so we’ll see what we need to do about her medication.   She’ll be going back to the vet soon, though, because she managed to crack one of her molars during all those convulsions yesterday.  The vet found it during the exam today.  There’s apparently a whole chunk missing, but I haven’t looked yet ’cause I’m afraid I’ll hurt her.  John and I tried, kind of.  He held her and I grabbed her head and started to lift her lip, but she hates being confined like that and she was wriggling too much.  I don’t want to inadvertently hit her where she’s sensitive, so I’m just not going to look.  John bought a bunch of wet, canned dog food.  Dry food would not be a good idea.  She inhaled it.  Riley did, too.  (We added some to his food.  We don’t like to leave him out.)  Of course, she was probably starving; she hadn’t eaten since last night.  She had to fast for the bloodwork.  And here’s a recent picture of her (taken the day we got back from Jess’s wedding).

Roxy, age 6 (almost), 4/5/09

Roxy, age 6 (almost), 4/5/09

Tonight is for relaxing.  We’ll baby Roxy a bit, order a pizza, and watch TV or movies.  Tomorrow is Derby Day, and oh!  Well, if you even noticed it was coming, you probably noticed we’re not having a Derby party this year.  I didn’t even think of it until midweek, so we decided not to this year.  I’m a little bummed that I didn’t plan ahead for this, but we’ll just have to make it up later.  I’m certainly still planning on watching the Derby, and I hope you all are, too.  🙂


  1. momma betty

    We’ll be watching. I remember your Derby/Cinco de Mayo party two years ago just before our first adventuring trip to Mexico. Glad Roxy’s better and hope she gets over this acceleration of seizures. I know it’s scary. I miss you.

  2. Zannah

    Yeah, I had one last year and just lost track of time this year. Roxy is doing fine. Hopefully, the other day was an isolated event. We’ll see. Miss you, too.

  3. Jessica

    You know, I actually thought about it a couple of weeks ago and meant to ask if you were having a Derby party, but then I forgot again and didn’t think about it until Saturday. (Obviously too late to be planning a party.)

  4. Zannah

    If you had asked me a couple of weeks ago, it might not have been too late to plan one. So if anyone asks, it’s your fault. 🙂

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