Thursday, January 19, 2006
Well, it's been a while since I posted, and since no one is reading yet, I don't feel too bad.
Our poor Kona has had a bad week so far. She couldn't get up or walk yesterday morning and so I rushed home from work to take her to the vet since Peter had to get to work for a deadline. The vet took some x-rays thinking she had a cruciate ligament tear. However, upon getting the xrays back, it turned out that it wasn't as bad as she thought. While I was there, I mentioned that Kona is a scavenger and that she had gotten into a jar of Macadamia Nuts from our recent vacation. Well, it turns out that macadamia nuts are toxic..and they can cause temporary paralysis, lameness and depression. Interesting..considering Kona was already getting better as the day went on. She was whining last night from the anesthesia..but proceeded to jump on the bed this morning as usual...
So, it turns out that the vet here has a connection to a vet in Missouri who is doing clinical trials of total elbow replacement--a new procedure that is experimental, but successful. The vet here talked to the vet in MO and he thinks Kona would be a good candidate. However, it involved leaving her there for 2 weeks (I don't want her turning into a Republican!). Kona's quite needy, so I am not sure how she would take it..but it could be great for her in the long run. Peter and I are considering it..
On a positive note: we got High Def cable with DVR today!! Now there is never a worry about missing another episode of Lost or 24 again..