We are taking a break from our travels for perhaps a week, definitely four days. After three nights at the Fred Meyer in Soldotna, which, by-the-way was not bad for a parking lot boondock, it was not relaxing by any means as we dealt with Skruffy's crisis. The good thing about Fred Meyer, they had a free dump station…bad thing, being free, the dump station brings in lots and lots of RVs who don't stay the night, but use the dump station. They have a 3 night stay limit due to city regulations, and they have young ladies who go around taking down license plates, and talking to the RVers. We can go back after three nights of being away, and we might…depends upon Skruffy’s tests on Monday, and “IF” our Amazon package arrives at the Vets Office so we can do our own blood sugar tests on her.
We lucked out with this RV park, I mean “Resort” (Diamond M Ranch Resort). It is a family owned, family run operation (three generations)…and they really give it a family touch. See that spiral stairway and deck upstairs? They have a pot luck every Saturday night…a fish fry pot luck, during the summer, and other events too. Problem is, up the stairs is the only way up there, and that rules Marcia out. I don’t think they would let me take the food downstairs and allow us to eat in the 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190B Ponton! (I could try, but I doubt that would acceptable…)
(Skruffy in her better days back in May…but she was probably sick then and we did not know it!)
Be assured that Skruffy is doing well, but not totally out of the woods until a few more test results come back within the proper guidelines for a little 12+ pound dog. In-other-words, there “could” be more going on than the diabetes and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) that she has been diagnosed with. Diabetes will be a lifelong issue dealt with through medications and diet. The pancreatitis is being dealt with through diet, and so far she is responding well to it. The pancreatitis "might" be something we have to watch out for from here on out...depends on how tests come out over the next number of months.