February 17, 2017

Five Friday Photos with Flash and Fences

Yesterday I didn't post until after midnight because we had to take Flash to the emergency vet. Tonight I'll make up for it by posting five picture which are somewhat random as suggested by the Willy Nilly Friday format, which also works with the Five On Friday linkup.

1. Flash is back home and seems comfortable. He spent last night and much of today in the animal hospital, getting oxygen while medication took effect. He was diagnosed with heart trouble! It caused fluid to build up in his lungs, which is why he coughed and then fell over last night. We have a follow-up appointment scheduled with his regular vet and in the meantime he has four new medications to take. 
(Here's an odd coincidence: Exactly two years ago I posted that has buddy Benny had a similar episode! Ben lived until July of that year.)

Sharing with Black and White Weekend and Pet Parade
2. I am grateful that there was a place where we could take Flash to get help late at night. Unfortunately I sat there for over 3 hours in a state of tension, and today I really paid for it with sharp shooting pain in one hip! I've had this before and was diagnosed with piriformis syndrome. I do a set of daily exercises which has usually keeps it at bay but this time I fell victim to stress. I'm hopeful that a good night's sleep will help tonight.
Sharing with Skywatch Friday
3. Before I was interrupted by the dog emergency I was working on a landscape for the Fences linkup. This road is near Middletown, Virginia.


4. Speaking of fences, here are some on display at a home improvement store.


5. Let's close with something playful! These toys were displayed in a thrift store.
Orange You Glad It's Friday

18 comments:

  1. lol, that was a LOT of fences. Could be hard to choose :)

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  2. Sorry to read about Flash but glad you were able to get help, hope your hip is not too bad today

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  3. Sorry to read about Flash and your hip. Hope you are both better. Fun fences and toys. Have a great week.

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  4. I hope you and Flash are feeling better.

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  5. Poor Flash! What a beautiful face he has. It's heartbreaking to know a furbaby's days are numbered. I hope the medication helps him, and he has a long and healthy time ahead. Poor you, as well. I hope your hip feels better now.

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  6. Linda, thank you for coming by yesterday. I'm glad you got Flash to the Animal ER. Stress plays havoc with one's health. I hope you don't have too many days like this. Your furbaby is my prayers. I really love country road lined with fences on both side with the red barn scene - nicely done! I hope Flash is improving today. Have a good weekend, my friend!

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  7. Thanks, everyone! I feel much better today and Flash is okay. He enjoyed his breakfast and new snacks (pills disguised as treats). He is napping on the couch.

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  8. Sounds like a long night! Glad Flash is doing better and is home.

    Happy Five on Friday

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  9. There is only one vet within 20 miles, not sure of his oncall

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  10. Virginia looks so beautiful in your fences picture. Glad Flash and you are both feeling better.

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  11. So scary when our pets are ill! Hope he gets better.

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  12. Poor Flash! I hope he can do well with his medications. It had to be a stressful day. Loved your beautiful countryside photo with the fences. Hope you have a good week now that the emergency is past.

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  13. I hope Flash continues to improve on these medications. That's a lovely rural scene.

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  14. Hoping all the best for your dog's recovery.

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  15. Oh, my, I LOVE that first fence shot. Flash looks like such a lovely dog...I feel your stress with that.

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