Nothing ½ Way
My motto has always been:
Anything you do, give it 100%.
I’m thinking Lucky and I took this a bit too seriously this
It all started about a week and a half ago. My allergies seemed to be subsiding so I
stopped the daily dose of Zyrtec. At
that same point, Lucky began yelping at intermittent times when touched at
various points in her tiny little body.
Both of us just kept up our routine of walking. However I did have to carry her home on a
couple of our strolls. I realized that
my “lack” of allergy symptoms was in my head.
My eyes started tearing, my face was stuffed and hurting and the post
nasal drip had made my throat sore and itchy-causing a lot of coughing.
Lucky and I kept on ignoring the signals our bodies were
sending to us. She wanted to be cuddled
but not touched. I thought ignoring the
obvious and re-start the allergy meds would be enough.
Well we were WRONG.
Monday morning our wonderful Dr. Young was booked but had me drop off
Lucky so she could examine her between appointments to see what was up. 3 hours after I left her in the most capable
of hands-our vet said that her ears and teeth weren’t the problem but her
feeling was that she had pulled a muscle in her back leg.
She had been playing ball with the kids and she did play
with my parents Chihuahua all week so we supposing that somewhere along the
line the damage was done.
Picked her up and was told to give her some
anti-inflammatory meds for a few days.
If it worked, great! If not then
she’d recommend an x-ray to be sure that there wasn’t something more serious
going on with her hip.
At the same time, I was almost ready to call UNCLE and take
myself into Immediate Care. The coughing
was doing nothing positive for my cervical bulging discs. Okay-my neck is KILLING ME! Yet, I held off another day.
By Tuesday morning I felt like a bus had run over me (and
who would know better how this would feel?).
I went in to be seen. Guess
what? The immediate care doctor was
sick. Wound up being an okay thing. They put me into my GP’s line up.
He looked at me and told me I did have severe allergies but
I also had: bronchitis and a sinus infection.
Put me on an anti-biotic, a prescription nasal spray, told
me to go back to taking the Zyrtec (something I had already done 3 days
before), take sinus/cold/cough during the day and Benadryl at night, take a lot
of Vitamin C, continue my constant intake of water and rest.
Got home with my bag of relief and called the nice woman I
was supposed to interview and through my coughing I re-scheduled our chat for
Lucky hasn’t been quite so “lucky”. Poor dear is still not doing so well. She is now on some meds because the pain
brought up her tendancy to have nervous colitis. To say we’re worried would be an
At the end of it all, I realized that I lived up to my
motto-never do anything ½ way.
I need to change my motto.