Yesterday turned out to be a relaxing day for Jagger and I. As he recuperated throughout the day, I felt a little less stressed about his condition. By 3:00 PM there hadn’t been any issues for over six hours and he started to show signs of having some energy. On suggesting a drive he got excited. So we packed up and went for a drive to “Centerville”.
I have never heard of of this small city of 15,000 residents, but it was down the road 25 miles and the scenery was awesome. It looked more like a “farming” area most of the way with the colorful Utah mountains as a back drop and Cattle lazily grazing in the fields. I saw some amazing views, but unfortunately I was unable to pull off the highway safely, so I can’t share that with you here today. I did manage to snap a few shots as pull off areas were available, not as dramatic, but still beautiful.
I am not sure where they are? Where are 15,00 people? Even the two gas stations in town had gone out of business. There was one very small restaurant on the main highway that appeared to be open on Sunday, unusual around here. There were also numerous older, mostly well kept homes, a closed RV Park, a small Motel with a few cars and a school. I wouldn’t mind living in this rural valley, other than the winters are probably rough.
Back at the Coach
After arriving back at the coach, Jagger once again had an episode. I decided I needed to take him to the veterinary hospital. I found one in Cedar City over a hour away and gave them a call. They referred me to a on call doctor and gave me his cell number. The doctor was very nice, I wish they would have been more clear stating his name. He told me to give Jagger three doses of “Pepto Bismol” over the next 24 hrs, then gradually start rice routine. If that doesn’t work or he becomes dehydrated, I should call the hospital. Fortunately I bought a new bottle of Pepto Bismol to have on hand, because nothing except the two gas stations and a Family Dollar store are open here in Panguitch. Getting him to take the medicine was tricky, he wouldn’t drink it himself. I called my Son and he suggested concealing it in a small amount of bread. I didn’t think of that because it was a liquid. It worked, he gobbled it right down. So far it seems to be working. I am so thankful. Maybe today we can go on an outing. He is displaying much more energy this morning, even though he hasn’t eaten in 36 hours (other than 2/3 slice of bread).
Another new day, let’s see where it takes us. Safe Travels, Gary