February 14, 2001

Tomorrow is Darbyís first checkup. I am so nervous I can barely write. I hope everything is ok and she is healing. Iím afraid for some reason sheís not. Not that Iím seeing anything specific, its just my nerves acting up.

darby's hot spotsHer hot spots seem to be drying up. I took her to the vet on Monday to have them checked out and both Gregg and Carolyn seemed to think it was from Darby

de-toxing the drugs and anesthesia through her skin. Better out the skin than in the organs, but its still upsetting to see.

I had been using the Gold Bond powder, but it wasnít touching it so I switched to a 50/50 mix of Apple Cider vinegar and water at the suggestion of a friend who is into alternative veterinary medicine. It seems to be helping more than the Gold Bond powder did. Hopefully once these hot spots are done, Iíll never have to deal with them again. Thankfully, hot spots arenít something my dogs normally get.

I had taken her to the vet on Monday because I noticed fresh blood on her anus after she defecated. Of course when Gregg did a digital he found no trace of blood. Weíre thinking its more of the de-toxing since I havenít seen it again.

Poor Darby. I just hope they give me some good news tomorrow.

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