Just a quick update -- I just spent an hour on the phone with the vet because we have different ideas about what is best. We were able to develop a plan that we can both live with, and I feel okay it.
Cadi is doing very well now -- she is eating, pooping and etc. but anyone who knows Cadi can understand that right now she is a danger to herself with her crazy, happy, exuberant personality. And so she will stay at the vet until Sunday morning with no visits from me, and then Kim and I will go over and hide while they load a mildly sedated Cadi in her crate in our van. We will then drive to Portland for the Specialty, and Cadi will spend the week being quietly trapped in a crate and/or x-pen.
This plan assumes no new problems but right now I feel confident that we are finally on the right path and that Cadi will be just fine. This has been a terrible week, but made better by the excellent company on this crazy, corkscrew of a roller coaster -- I think we are heading for calm waters now (hence the subject of this post -- do you get it?).
Today is Kim's birthday so Happy Birthday to him -- he is driving up here tomorrow so I need to add, "get birthday present" to my long list of things to do. As you might imagine, that list has only been growing this week.
Thanks again for all your wonderful emails, comments and calls -- it has made a big difference. If you are in Portland, I hope you will stop by and visit Cadi -- but maybe after about Wednesday :)