January 28, 2001

Today was relatively quiet around here. Iím trying to get myself prepared for Darbyís recuperation.

One thing I noticed is that Darby has starting licking her privates and feet in boredom. I stuffed a Kong Toy http://www.kongcompany.com/how2use.html to keep Darby busy for a few hours. It seemed to help.

I asked around and some of the more knowledgeable people on a Pet Nutrition board suggested I start Darby on Milk Thistle http://www.kcweb.com/herb/milkt.htm before the surgery to help protect her liver from the anesthesia. I am to continue this for a few days after the surgery too.

Another thing that was suggested is Arnica http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/7776/ARNICA.HTM or Ledum http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/7776/LEDUM.HTM to help with the pain and inflammation afterwards.

She is sleeping now after having fun with the Kong Toy.

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