Jie jie, jie jie, where are you? Where have you gone without me? I looked out the gate many times today to see if you were coming home, but I didn't see you.
Missy was on the sofa trying to watch some TV tonight. You were missing from her lap. So I climbed up and promptly dozed off on Missy's lap. It's not my usual style, but Missy liked it.
Jie jie, jie jie, are you coming home soon?
Note from Missy: I'm not sure Waverly knows about Daisy. She's too innocent. But today, she acted slightly differently from her usual self. It seems she's trying to make up for Daisy's absence, by filling in the gaps, doing what Daisy usually does for us. Good girl, Waverly. Grandpapa, Grandmama and I appreciate having you with us during this difficult time. It is as I had planned.
My jie jie is ill. It started with what Missy thought was jie jie retching. Thinking it was a case of indigestion or gas, Missy offered jie jie acidophilus and charcoal in turn. But the ‘retching’ just got worse. Soon, jie jie stopped eating and playing altogether. Missy took jie jie to the vet on Monday and ordered a comprehensive blood test. Everything came out normal and Missy and jie jie went home. But jie jie just got worse and worse. She would ‘retch’ up to 3-4 times an hour. So on Saturday, Missy took jie jie to the vet again. This time, the vet heard jie jie. It turned out jie jie hadn’t been retching at all, she was coughing! The X-ray showed that jie jie’s lungs are amassed with fluids and possibly blood and pus too. The vet said jie jie’s condition is serious.
Jie jie is now on antibiotics and a diuretic to drain the fluids off her lungs. The folks are keeping her very quiet by restricting her to her recovery area.
It is now Monday and jie jie has lost control of her bladder about 7 times. Thank God for pee pads!
We are all very sad and worried at home. Jie jie is still doing poorly. She refuses food and has gone down so much her spine and ribs are showing. Jie jie, always a little on the tubby side, has never looked like this before.
Jie jie in her recovery area.
If anyone has any idea how to make my jie jie eat, or more comfortable, or get better, please let my Missy know.