Anne came over with a little ice pack and held her while I called around to find a vet that could see her. I know Carol wasn't open, but I tried anyway out of habit and because I was freaking out and I love Carol. Then I tried two more local vets, and Reading Animal Clinic said to bring her right in. They whisked her in the back and when the nice vet came out to tell us it was a bee sting, and that her little eyes were puffing up too, we all cheered. Steroid shot and benadryl, and all is well. What a scare!
Oh, puppies. Puppyhood is tough for all of us!
She has learned how to be a good puppy and self-soothe with toys rather than crying anxiously for help, which I think is the best thing ever. She now has the run of the front room with Ellie (sorry, Ellie!) and for the most part is wee wee pad trained. She is up to 3 whole lbs now, too, so is eating well and growing normally. She loves to snuggle and play at bedtime, but settles in pretty quickly for a good night's sleep. Overall, I think I am the luckiest person in the world to have come across this little lady and have her here. She is a dream!
A dream that will be fashionable, it seems, as on Friday my work friend Bob left me a massive bag of costumes and clothing for little girl dogs. Every holiday is accounted for, in addition to various weather conditions. She will need her own wardrobe for all this stuff!! I think, now, she might be a bee for Halloween!
I did manage to move my art piece along this week, still at the stitching stage, and more ideas for some elaborate couching are on deck. It just will take time. I have to accept that new motherhood will have an impact on my art -- though she is great about chilling out when I work, so I really can't blame her. It is more my health that causes delays. Extreme fatigue at the end of the day. So heavy that I don't even eat dinner -- I feed the pets and go to bed. At 6:30! And sleep all night. Or, just high pain levels all over that preempt an evening's work. Sucks, really. It will get better, booked for a Remicade infusion soon, and I hope it will do SOMETHING, even though it seems like it doesn't.
One foot in front of the gimpy other, I guess! Cheers.