The bitch is back
After one of the most stressful weeks ever, Maude has been discharged from the hospital. Yes! I am so happy, probably the happiest I have ever been in my whole life.
A blood exam showed that Maude has a hypothyroid, which the specialists say may have contributed to the seizures last Sunday. She is on pills for the rest of her life to treat it, along with two epilepsy medications. The goal is that the new dosages will stop the cluster seizures that she was having, but they will not cure her epilepsy, obviously. She’s still finding it hard to walk, but refuses to lie down, mostly because she’s a stubborn bulldog.
To be honest, she’s never looked better. She still has a touch of pneumonia, and is on a rather high dose of antibiotics, but her lungs are looking clear, and her breathing is steady.
The week in the hospital was not cheap. In fact, it cost $5,000 to make her well again. I couldn’t help but think of all the pet owners who are unable to afford the treatments, and are forced to euthanize their beloved pets as a result.
I’m going to leave whatever is left of my non-existent fortune to the Veterinarian Emergency Clinic in Yorkville, Toronto when I die, because those people deserve it. The work that they do is valuable.
Welcome home Maude.