Annabell, Swans and Hospital

Sad looking single swan

Annabell had another seizure and was taken to hospital. She remained in  HDU for a day or so then was removed to a ward for a further four days. She was released yesterday (17th) Am going to try and have a quiet next few days and then a peaceful weekend before we head off to Adelaide.   There is still no determination of the cause of the seizures.  The Specialist she has been seeing is not at all convinced with the Idiopathic Epilepsy suggestion and maintains that for some doctors the term is an ” off the cuff” description for something with a yet unknown cause.  FMC need a blood test before we head down there, so we are going to get that done sometime today.  Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) are sending the forms directly to the  Whyalla Hospital.

From Wild Dog Hill

The way things are going it is getting more and more difficult for her to walk and walking, even with the walker, tires her out.  There was a sale on so I bought something I honestly believe I will need in the not too distant future. Yes, I bought a wheelchair and right at this moment it is not even been unpacked. It is still packed, in its box and in the garage. Next time Annabell goes into the garage will be the first time – so it’s quite safe where it is. This afternoon we went over to the SA Pathology for the blood test and it was a painful walk -not just  for her but for me.  Even with the walker she struggled to make a reasonably short from the car to the SA Pathology Clinic

Benji was concerned. Every time I come home from the hospital, he looks for her. He misses his mummy. Anyway, yesterday when we both came home, he was overjoyed, and the tail was going fit to raise a storm. I had to be very careful since he was running around her, and I had to watch where she was walking. Anyway, I think he was pleased to see her home.  He won’t be too impressed next week when we are away from Tuesday to Sunday. Anyway, John James will be here to look after him.

At the hospital, one of the nurses asked Annabell how the dog was? Annabell was surprised, but the nurse had a big grin and told her that she sees me and the dog out walking most mornings. There you go – these days you don’t know who your neighbours are.


7 thoughts on “Annabell, Swans and Hospital

  1. Oh gosh, so sorry the nurse wasn’t able to find a good vein. Sometimes that happens especially when there’s some sort of infection. Hopefully after a couple of doses, it’ll start to clear up and finding the right vein will be easier. Sending positive thoughts your way.


    1. Thank you. The visit to the hospital was good and we were cleared in next to no time. The Emergency nurse found a vein pretty quickly so everything was completed there and we were soon on our way back home. She now has a thing in her arm so things can be connected fairly quickly without too much fuss. It will be removed when they do the last injection.

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