Thankfulness #95: Banana Bread & Our Poor Dog

Today I am thankful for banana bread which I traded jelly for. Okay, I actually did not trade the jelly, the jelly was going there anyway, but I did get some awesome banana bread, so – score!


On the not so good side, we took Fido to the vet today:


He’s been coughing for the last couple of weeks, and it’s been getting worse. Since we’re all sick, we figured he might have pneumonia…well, after chest xrays it turns out he has heart disease. Though he is now on Lasix and a medication they called “gold in a bottle” because it’s 76$ for 25 days worth, the minute they gave him the diagnosis they instantly quit talking about the things they’d been talking about (such as getting him neutered) and in fact would not even give him his rabies shot. For that matter they offered to sell us less than 25 days worth of the pills “to start with”. Call me paranoid, but I’m feeling like they’re saying in a not so subtle way that 25 days might be a stretch for him…BUT other than the coughing he’s acting normal. Not lethargic, not refusing to eat or drink, still excited to go outside, excited when someone comes home, and he hops around as much as he ever has (he has a gimpy leg so he’s never been big on the jumping), so I don’t know. I guess we’ll see what happens.

And did I mention the Lasix? Yeah. He’s on three 50s for five days, then we knock it down to two. Guess what I’m doing for the next week? Taking the dog out every thirty minutes or so.


And now I need to go work on the TTC. Have a banana bread kind of day.

Jo :/

About Joleene Naylor

An independent author, freelance artist, and photographer for fun who loves anime, music, and writing. Check out my vampire series Amaranthine at or drop me a line at

One response to “Thankfulness #95: Banana Bread & Our Poor Dog”

  1. Just Plain Ol' Vic says :

    Hope Fido gets well quickly!!

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