Posted on April 21, 2017
Ann Edie asked me to post this update on Panda:
Hello, Everybody, and Happy Spring!
We have spent the winter months transitioning Panda to her new doctor-recommended diet and basically just letting her digestive system rest in the hopes that it might recover without further intervention. We went for walks when the weather permitted and played clicker games indoors to keep her mind stimulated. Her attitude has been wonderful throughout, and looking at her, you wouldn’t know that she had ever been ill—except for the crazy body clip she is still sporting. Over the winter we avoided the vets as much as possible and, thanks to the amazing generosity of all of you, we used the time to pay down some of Panda’s vet bills.
Now that spring is here and the weather is wonderful, we have been getting out for longer walks, which we are both enjoying. Unfortunately, the diarrhea is still present, so I can’t risk taking Panda into public places or onto public transportation. So she can’t yet fully return to her guide work. We have just begun the next round of treatments for the diarrhea. We don’t have any results to report yet, but we’re hoping we can solve this puzzle.
We hope that you and all of your human and animal family are enjoying the blossoming of spring’s new hope, or if you are in the southern hemisphere, that you are enjoying the fulfilment of the gathering-in of the harvest.
Thank you all for your assistance and well-wishes for Panda’s recovery.