“Never a dull moment.”
This is a common phrase denoting a hectic or exciting lifestyle. This seems to be my life at the present. But I long for dull moments.
Apparently jealous of the attention Parker has been receiving, Cammie chose tonight to have one of her episodes. For those of you unaware, Cammie will periodically begin vomiting. I have linked this action in the past to a severe food allergy. She may very well be allergic to everything edible but her current food, Z/D. The vomiting starts soon after she ingests any other kind of food, except, perhaps, for kernels of Orijen. This is not ordinary vomiting, as it continues unabated long after she has emptied her stomach. The debris she brings up turns pink with blood, and the spasms she experiences are undoubtedly painful.
The only antidote I have found has been an injection of a drug called Cerenia. Pills have no effect; nor does slippery elm. Therefore, Cammie must be taken to a veterinary hospital. She invariably has her episodes on weekends, often long weekends. The timing of this one is a little better than normal, as I can call our veterinary clinic early tomorrow, and see if they can fit her in before they close at noon. They have, in the past, given her an injection between others’ appointments. The doctors there are familiar with Cammie’s problems, and a few minutes may suffice.
These episodes are very worrying for, now and then, as in this case, they seem to have no discernible cause; they go on until relieved with medicine available only through a hospital, and there may come a time when that medicine is ineffective. Incidentally, my princess’ intense reaction to any food but her Z/D is one of the several reasons I cannot trust others to take care of the beasts during any theoretical absence on my part.
I will call the veterinary hospital as soon as they open tomorrow. I hope thereafter that Cammie’s life, at least, will recede once more into a series of many dull moments.