A Little Scare

Maddie blog Aug 22

Ten days after her hemangiosarcoma diagnosis, Maddie gave us a scare yesterday. She was pretty quiet all day, but ate and drank. We went to get ice cream at Bruster’s instead of a walk since it was hot and Maddie seemed tired.

She didn’t eat her ice cream which isn’t terribly unusual as she associates ice cream with car sickness. She used to get car sick when she was young even on short trips to get ice cream.

We got home and sat in the yard for a while as the sun went down. Maddie will usually face the road and be “on guard duty” to protect us. She opted to lay beside me instead.

At bedtime she refused a treat from Joe. We checked her gums, they are mildly pale, but not white or sticky as is one of the signs of a bleed.

Ears and paws warm.

No limping.

Tummy no more distended than usual.

Lethargy and hiding away………yes.

We woke up several times during the night to check on her.

I was afraid I’d wake up and she would have crossed Rainbow Bridge.

She’s still with us this morning, thank goodness.

Ate breakfast and our morning treat.

I suspect we will have several more scares along this journey.

Love you sweet pea, my Maddie.

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