I don’t know

I don’t know. About Dart, that is. This evening she wouldn’t eat the scrambled eggs/cheese/cream I’ve been giving her, or canned food. Finally I made one last effort. Rhia had made a cheesy rice with chicken dish a few days ago, and we’d both eaten all we could stand. There was a little left over so I tried that, and Dart wolfed it down. Like she was starving to death. Which she is. Or has been.

I didn’t think she was gonna live thru wednesday night. Now this.

I wonder something. This all started when we changed to a low fat food for Kasha with the intention of supplementing Dart with eggs & liver, etc. But due to my migraines, she didn’t get anything but dry for several days. She doesn’t like it so didn’t eat it I think.

I know from experience that if you fast for several days, yoou lose your appetite completely & even the thought of food is revolting.

What if that’s what happened to Dart? Does that make sense? It jives with her behavior. If I put a bit in her mouth she spits it out but then would get interested.

But didn’t have to do that tonight.

I don’t know. But I do know, she’s going to sleep with a full stomach tonight. She’s not starving to death. At least not right now. And for that, I am very thankful.

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3 thoughts on “I don’t know

  1. I just read this. what you wrote makes sense. Now I am wondering how she is today?
    Did she keep the food down. Maybe she just likes human food. Let me know how her appetite is today. Give her a special tree from me.
    Hope you got a good nights rest. Let me know if you get into town today.
    I talked to Clay for an hr. last night. He is still not sure about coming in June. He wants to ,
    and may just come by himself.

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  2. I have been giving her lots of special treats – that’s about all she eats. I tempt her with all sorts of dog food, and sometimes she eats some. Mostly she likes bread. Probably soothing to her tummy. I don’t see how she can go on like this for long, though. She has terrible diarrhea.

    I might see if I can get her to eat some slippery elm bark and oatmeal cooked up. Slippery elm is so good for when your tummy is upset – it coats the lining of the intestines and helps them heal. But getting her to eat it is the hard part. She wants some things, but others she just turns her nose up, literally.

    And stinky as she is, I’ve been giving her lots of lovin and pets and telling her what a good girl she is. It’s so hard to see her like this. She’s so skinny, like the dogs you see on the animal rescue shows where they haven’t been fed in months.

    Maybe the kindest thing to do would be to have her put to sleep. I don’t know if I can face that again right now. It’s hard.

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    • I don’t know what to say. It is hard either way. Have you decided what to do if you have her put to sleep? I know with the headaches and cutting down on the pain meds, it makes all this so hard. The thing is there is no way to avoid it. Prolonging it just makes it harder. You don’t sound like she is in pain. I am sure she loves all the petting. wish there was someway that I could help.

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