It was a difficult night for Earl and I. Casey was showing some signs of distress: couldn’t walk or hold his head up; wouldn’t accept any food or drink; laid in my arms in total helplessness. Earl looked up a Veterinary Hospital in Casa Grande and we patiently waited until our time (2 hours behind you all) to take him for a check up. Tara called within this time frame and suggested a few thing that it could be such as Allergy to either food or bite or something foreign that he might have digested. She recommended Benydril and we had a couple of pills here so Earl gave him one. It took about 1/2 hr to see any signs of change but he could lift his head a bit and so we offered him water but he declined. We then offered him milk and he drank that. I decided to hand feed him part of his little breakfast and he accepted that also. However when we tried getting him to walk he was still very weak and was unable to do so on his own. The decision was made to take him to the vet and so we did. Colin and Sharon watched over Finnigan for us.
So arriving at the Vet’s we registered him and had a nurse look him over. Earl took him outside to see if he could maybe stand by himself again – to his surprise Casey began to walk and after a short few steps did his business and seem to be less in stress. We cancelled the appointment at the doctors (vets) with the understanding that we would be bringing him back if he didn’t improve or got worse.
Casey still is lethargic and laying quiet on the sofa next to me. The benydril did it’s job if was a bee sting or something like that however it may make him drowsy for a while.
Got back home and prepared some Broccoli Salad for later and Sharon and Colin will be making some Jambalaya for 5:30 pm dinner later today.
The sun is shining brightly and the air is warming more than our hearts. It’s so good to be alive.
On another topic we are so blessed living among all the birds in this area. We must have hundreds of hummingbirds, finches, sparrows, woodpeckers and doves greeting us in song at dawn and at dusk. There are so many varieties that even though I am searches through my bird referencing books I trouble identifying single ones. I am attempting to do so but I might get some wrong so feel free to correct me at any time.
We have just come back from a lovely pot lot dinner with Colin and Sharon at their trailer and I must say Sharon’s Jambalaya was soooooooo….declicious. Our contribution was a Broccoli Salad and fruit cobbler for dessert. After a lovely cup of tea and some relaxing chit chat we returned to turn in for the evening. No one left hungry that was is for sure.
Pictures taken from Google cause I didn’t bring my phone to take a picture of the real thing.
So just a note to bring you up to date on Casey. He is pretty much back to himself tonight so thank goodness everything turned out for the best.