Saturday, July 22, 2017

Both OK now

I took both Cookie and Holly to the vet Thursday. Blood tests came back mainly normal, for them. Holly's creatine was 1.8, which isn't bad, even with fluids. Vet worries Cookie's BW shows signs of parasites. Hmmmm.

But they both are better now. Holly is eating well, Cookie is, too. No more vomiting from Holly or diarrhea from either. Whew. DH walked Holly this a.m. before he had to go to work. Normal poop. Something only a dog lover with a sick dog can be happy to see!

Cookie is now on a probiotic, which should help. Holly went to the eye MD yesterday and got eyedrops for her eye condition. Have to wait until Monday to find out if she can get the topical eye drop with the steroid.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wed. July 19. Both sick

Terrific. This a.m. both Cookie and Holly had diarrhea. Holly had to go last night after she was on the bed with us... it was formed, but soft and I just knew. This a.m. she had to go again...partly green, but formed.

Cookie had to go a lot last night, so I cut back on her food and her chicken. Then this a.m. I took her outside and it was runny, and bloody.

I made them chicken and rice, which they ate a tablespoon. The pet sitter gave them more at lunch.

I am trying to narrow down the cause. They both ate GD and chicken as a topper yesterday... was the lunch chicken bad already? I made fresh chicken last night. I also gave Holly a whole grain cookie... and gave Cookie a small piece, really crumbs.

Then the other night July 17, Tuesday, I gave Holly 1 and a half apple slices and gave Cookie an entire slice. It might be the apple that screwed them both up.

So wait and see.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

Always one day at a time with Holly, our wonder rescue. Since vacation, she's been doing well, but we have kept her on the appetite stimulant. She's been fussy on and off, so it's better to keep her on it. And walking is a challenge now that it is so freaking hot out. Summer in Florida.

yesterday we took her to the groomer, a really nice lady in the 'hood who grooms in her home. When she was finished (we went to eat dinner, Italian, while Holly was groomed), the groomer remarked Holly's eye was really red.

Another worry. So I start googling red eye in dog with renal failure. More worry. Went to bed, told myself that if her eye was still really red in the a.m., I would call CSAH and see about trying to get her in.

This morning, it looked back to normal. Thank you God!

She also had a kicking appetite last night. Fed her twice. That was good. Of course i overfed Cookie, who wanted more and now Cookie has a touch of the runs.

One day at a time. I'm going to my conference next week and hoping the dogs will be stable and OK so I can focus on the conference and not worry about them.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

July 9, 2017

Vacation was wonderful, pet sitter did great. I had cut up ALL the dogs meds and bagged everything. 7 hours of work! But worth it to make it easier on everyone, including me, so I could have peace of mind while we were away. The first day or two was a little rocky, and worried, and then it smoothed out.

Holly and Cookie did great. Pet sitter loved them.

Today Holly has a touch of diarhea. Not too bad yet, but she went twice before 8, which is not like her. She's been doing soooo well...eating, etc. It might have been teh apples, or a little yogurt, or the thumbnail size of turkey sausage I gave her yesterday after I walked her at Tradewinds while DH worked on the trains. He needed his brakes worked on, so I took Holly, picked him up and dropped him off at the train park and then walked her.

I gave her a little Pepto before we went to breakfast. Now he's walking her to see how she does. I don't want to give her chicken and rice if she's ok. Cookie had diarhea, major, last Saturday so I had to take her into the vet that was open sunday - Quiet Waters. $177, but much cheaper than CSAH, who would have told me to let it run its course. She got two shots and pills and now she is fine.

I hope Holly will be ok, too.