she said that I could explain what happened, talk about her diagnosis, and update everyone on how she is doing today. But I had to promise that I wouldn’t give away any details about her adventure so she can tell you all about it tomorrow.
So we had to say goodbye to our friends a bit early and venture out after dark to find the 24 hour vet. That was fun. Google was way off and construction prevented a direct route. But the staff was so friendly and caring that it made the hassle worth it. By the time the exam, XRAYS, blood test, shot to help prevent water in the lungs, and paperwork was complete, we didn’t get back to the hotel until almost midnight and then still had to pack so we could head home on Sunday. Why did daylight savings time have to occur THIS weekend?
Anyway, on Sunday, Payton continued to cough off and on, but it became less frequent and has pretty much turned into an isolated occurrence. However, she was getting cold to the point of shivers so easily and was having a hard time breathing when not sleeping. Luckily she rested the vast majority of our drive home, but the last couple of hours in the car were rough. First we got a flat tire.
Thankfully we were in familiar territory and a populated area, only about an hour from home. Then after Tim put on the spare, Payton had a seizure while outside and whined during it. This is new, and just broke my heart. I almost lost it completely. After that she really seemed in bad shape, so we had to stay up with her until about 3am. Then we had to get up at 8 on Monday and take her into our local vet.
I think she wanted a steak from the fridge. One thing about Payton is that she has such a desire to live life to the fullest that she ignores the fact that she’s sick. Although this makes it super hard to know when she is hurting, I am encouraged to know that my little fighter doesn’t want to give up. We will keep you all updated. Thanks again for your support and please continue to pray for her.