Monday, June 13, 2011

In Pet News Today ... Something Good Happened!

Breaking from my writing subject matter tradition again because I am so darn happy I could eat a superworm myself! Derrick ate four superworms. It's the first solid food he has eaten since he starting seizing over a week ago. He has been running around his tank all day, even though one of his front legs is not working right. (He's sometimes walking on the top of his foot.) He has his happy yellow colors on too. I am going to talk to his vet tomorrow and see if she thinks he's going to pull through. I am hopeful he will now.

And Mike is not sick. He just needed his claws clipped. He was having trouble climbing his logs to bask and refusing to eat his salad greens because he didn't like what the chef (me) served him. He ate some today and is back to his normal bearding at his upstairs neighbor (Derrick) creating a ruckus as he romps through his tank setup. Mike may not be happy that Derrick is back to behaving wildly, but I am.

4 comments:

trainee writer said...

Glad to hear things are going well :)

Nora B. Peevy said...

Me too! Derrick could still be fighting a slow-growing brain tumor, but I am happy he is improving and so is his vet. He could make it. We just don't know why he is like this. Hundreds of dollars later and so many tests and nothing has shown up. It's frustrating waiting! But I am fighting for him to make it. :)

Erin O'Riordan said...

I hope your bearded dragons are doing well. I know the feeling - I'm having a cat issue at the moment.

Nora B. Peevy said...

Thanks, Erin. Derrick is hanging in there, but his front leg still isn't working. No seizures, though. I have to get him eating on his own again. That's a challenge with lizards once they've been sick.

I am getting over a cat issue myself with Houdini, but he is on the road to recovery.

Good luck with your furry friend!