Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I am not feeling that great today
You have not heard from me for a while because Dad and Mom were traveling and I went to stay with Liza for 5 days. I had a fun time with Liza and her dogs, but it sure feels good to be home again.
Went for my 4th intermediate Dr. Dog lesson on Sunday, training is getting tougher and our instructor wants us to meet up with our other classmates to practice together. We were taught how to do a spit out by using different types of yummy treats and Mom diligently went to buy some new treats.
Not sure if I caught a bug or it is because of the new treats that mom gave me for training that made me vomit and sick with diarrhea last night.
Yesterday was a warm sunny day and Mom brought me for a bath. When she picked me up after the bath and I had the runs just outside the groomer's. I do get the runs sometimes right after a shower, so Mom was not alarmed. Then we went back to the groomer's to clean up a little and headed home.
Mom had a cousin in town, so she went out in the evening, but she got a nasty surprise when she got home. I had a bad bout of diarrhea all over the house and it got onto some of the furniture too!
Mom saw a big puddle of diarrhea in the middle and something that looks like vomit and felt so sorry for me. When Mom was cleaning up, I vomited twice. It was almost 2am after she cleaned up the mess. She brought me downstairs and I had diarrhea again.
Mom slept in the living room with me and I was fine throughout the night.
This morning, my poop was still a little soft and I have not vomited. Mom called the vet and he said to monitor and bring me in if I do not get better. He also said that I could have a little water and food.
We are supposed to have a group practice for our Dr. Dog classmates today, but Mom is afraid that I may spread the virus to them, so we decided to stay in.
I had no dinner last night and no breakfast today, but Mom says she is going to feed me a little later if I still appear fine.
Don't worry too much about me, I am feeling fine, just not that great. I am just going to take a little nap now and hopefully get some food when I wake up. Dad is on a trip now and it is just Mom and Me. We both need a hug.
I had some food and so far no diarrhea or vomiting incidents. Although I appeared fine, Dad told Mom to bring me to the vet just in case it may get worse after the vet closes. So off we went. it's a little gloomy today, but it was rather cool, so we took a nice slow stroll there.
I am very happy to report that I have no fever and my spirit and breathing are fine. Vet says I have gastroenteritis and prescribed some tablets to take twice a day. He also said I can have food and water , but small amounts each time.
That's all for now, I just took my medication and I will rest for a while until dinner time!