Saturday, August 26, 2017

Time away, but Cookie was sick

Had a wonderful time away with the doggies at Ft. Myers Beach last weekend. Both did great. DH took Holly for a mile long walk (almost) each morning and I walked Cookie in the stroller. Holly is doing well so far, cross fingers.

But yesterday, Friday, while I was home, Cookie had major diarrhea, with blood. So I took her to the vet around the corner, who gave her dewormer in case, and antibiotics. I suspect she had the runs because I overfed her. It's really tough...she barks at me bc she is hungry and I feed her and then...bleech.

This a.m. she seems fine. Had a normal bowel movement outside. Thank God that Holly hasn't been affected.... she ate up a storm yesterday and the day before.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Home again, yay

She's doing much better today. Xrays were all normal, compared to last times she's had them (one reason I wanted to take her to CSAH). BW fine, except bilruhin slightly elevated, but we figure it was the big amount of bile in her system to try to digest the big amount of food, and maybe the chicken I had fed her went bad.

Her creatine was 1.4 and BUN was 53, pretty low, esp. since she had no fluids until last night!

She ate a little bit last night, no tummy pain. We also gave  her baby food pumpkin to help her tummy. And she kept beleching, so I gave her a 1/4 tab of Gas X like the vet recommended. She slept thru the night.

She had a mixed poop this a.m. when DH walked her - a little orangish, probably from the pumpkin. REally wanted her chicken with her pills this a.m. which is great. And so I fed her about a palm ful of food (chicken and pasta with dog food, but she ate only the pasta and chicken) around 11, and then again around 1 p.m.

Four meals today is the key. She also got an appetite stimulant.

So hopefully she will get back to "normal."

Friday, August 11, 2017

Back in the ER, August 11, 2017

She had been doing so well. So well. Next weekend is DH's birthday and guess what? Bam, back at the ER again. She got a bath last night and we fed her around 8 p.m. She was running around, and really hungry. Gobbled down all her food, a huge plate of GD mixed with the beef stew and some boiled chicken.

We went to bed around 11, she slept on our bed. At 3 a.m. i woke up to use the bathroom. My bladder was bursting, I was even having a dream that I was trying to find a bathroom. She was sitting up in bed. I put her on the ground and she whined a little and then I picked her up and she yelped loud.

Damn.

Anyway, I took her to CSAH. I gave her 10 mg of pepcid this a.m. wtih nutracal, and frank fed her the metacloprimide with nutracal. He tried a little chicken and she wanted that.

They ran BW (the ER vet works with Dr. Perez, she's really nice) and her BW is all great. Even her creatnine was 1.4 and her BUN was 53, and she didn't have fluids this morning. One liver enzyme was slightly elevated, but nothing alarming and her pancreatic enzymes were normal. So that was good news. She is going to do an xray and call me back around 12:30.

She did say that she was able to touch her stomach more without her yelping, but she would yelp now and then so it wasn't consistent. I don't want to jinx it, but I suspect because we fed her all that food last night, it sat on her stomach all night. Maybe giving her the metacloprimide at 6 and feeding her later isn't good. It's better to give the pill AFTER feeding her? We'll see if the xrays turn up anything.

Monday, August 7, 2017

August 7, 2017

I'm always afraid to say she is doing OK because I may jinx it. She is, though. But the past two days she's had some loose, greenish poop. This a.m. she had to go outside and make,which is NOT like her. And she sniffed around, as if she wanted to eat grass. So I gave her half of Cookies pepcid with chicken. She did poop on the puppy pad again, the pet sitter told me, but after that, nothing.

I am thinking it "might" be the dog cookie I gave her the other night. Last night i gave her a little lamb from my sandwich. I need to limit her protein intake. Her system is so damn delicate.

Soon we head for the west coast for a couple of days. The doggies hate the ride over, and whine, but once we get there, they settle in fine. Holly loves the beach! Long walks, sniffing at the sand. Too hot to have her out during the middle of the day, though.

I need this little break. Hoping that both doggies will be fine for a while. No more vet visits. Fingers crossed and prayers!