Monday, December 17, 2007

Poor Me

Mom took me to the vet at about 1:00 AM today.  I threw up six times from 8 PM to midnight, then a little after midnight, I went #2 and Mom saw blood and what she thought looked like blood clots.  So needless to say, she freaked out!  She loaded Steve and me up in the car and away we went to the ER vet.


Steve had to stay in the car while we were at the vet.  I went inside with Mom and they took my weight (41.4 pounds) and took my temperature (yuck) and felt me all over.  Mom talked to the very nice vet lady and told her how Steve and I had both had the runs since we moved, but this was the first blood she had seen and also the vomiting was new.

The vet gave Mom some medicine to give to both Steve and me so we don't get an infection.  Then, since I was dehydrated, they put fluids under my skin.  I had a big bulge when I left the vet on my right shoulder, but it's gone now.  I also got a shot of something to make my stomach calm down.

The vet people loved me and told Mom that I sat in their lap while they were working on me.  I still feel pretty icky today.  Mom just now let us have some water since I wasn't supposed to drink anything for 12 hours and Steve is on the same plan.  Now we are supposed to eat boiled rice and chicken for a few days and then gradually go back to our Canidae.  Steve is really excited about getting to eat chicken.  Mom isn't supposed to give us any food until late tonight because the vet wants her to rest our tummies.

The vet said Mom saw blood in my #2 because my system was irritated from all the yucky poops I had been producing.  So now Mom is supposed to keep an eye on me and hopefully everything will get better in no time.  Mom just wants me to start acting like my happy self again because right now, all I do is try to sit on her lap.  That's what sick girls want to do-- be with their mommies.
Well, enough typing, I need to go find my mom's lap.
Kat

PS. Sorry if this was a gross entry, but I wanted to tell everypup about my excitement.

20 comments:

Peanut said...

oh kat we sure hope you feel better soon.

The Daily Echo said...

Oh poor you....and poor Mom! Mom remembers how upset she was when I was sick and stared at the wall for half the day. We hope you're feeling much better now. We'll keep our paws crossed for both you and Steve.
ECHO

sharkgila said...

Hi Kat,

Hope you are feeling better already. Get well soon, poor mommy must be so worried, plus she'll all alone too when you guys are sicky.

Have a good rest on Mommy's lap, they're the best cure.

Hugs,
Togo

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Oh K(h)at -

You really REALLY miss your hu-daddy!

That has to be the reason for your issues -

Sorry you have to feel so bad AND skhare your hu-mom!

Wishing you well,

Khyra

P.S. - Are you sure the evil khritter isn't poisoning you somehow? We know how he attakhked your poor innocent hu-mom in her sleep -

I'm just wooin'

Comet and BLU said...

Sorry to hear that your tummy is upset and you aren't feeling good. We hope both you and Steve get better soon.
Comet and BLU

Holly said...

That sounds totally bad! I sure hope you are both feeling better very soon. I'm sure a lot of it is the excitement and change in homes. Hopefully it will all settle down soon.

Holly

cyber-sibes said...

Oh Kat, you poor baby, if we were there we could snuggle with you till you felt better. Hope you get over this soon. You do look miserable all curled up.

Wooos,
Star & Jack

Tucker said...

Kat, that's awful! It's good you have your mommy!

When I was so sick last year I only had the Human Assistant. He was okay, though.

Is someone putting ocean water in your bowls? I don't think it's as good for you as the river water back at your other place.

Don't let them feed you any fish tacos! Some kinds of food shouldn't be allowed outside their original areas!

ilovepearly said...

I hope you get well soon and a speedy recovery!

Grammie said...

Get well wishes to both Kat and Steve. It is awful to move and then get sick. Luckily you were able to find a nice vet.

Tasha & Eva said...

We are very sad to hear that you don't feel good, Kat:( Hope the meds the nice vet gave you will get you back to your playful self very soon. Poor mom must be so worried about you guys. We sent healing dog power your way! Feel better soon. Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

The Brat Pack said...

Poor you :( Nothing worse than gross poops and puke. We hope you get to feeling better FAST...you have to take care of your Mom up there.

Bear

Marley said...

Oh yicky - I am so sorry, Kat. You work on feeling better so that you can cause some commotion ASAP! Rice and chicken isn't so bad in the meantime, though :)

You should tell your Mom that you are a lap dog, anyway...and if you don't fit perfectly, then perhaps your Mom should start growing to accomodate you!

Feel better!!
Marls

Ferndoggle said...

Poor Kat...the same thing happened to me over the summer. Icky poops & vomiting. They did that camel thing to me too. And all I wanted to do was snuggle with my Mom.

Moms always make everything all better.

Penny

Waylon & Willie said...

OH we hope you get well soon! That happened to Waylon once - he had to get fluids under his skin and it felt like a water balloon.

We got your Xmas card and we love it.

Many Sniffs
Waylon & Willie

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh sweet Kat! I am so sorry that your tummy has been bothering you. I am glad that you and Steve got some medicine to help you out. Tia wants to know if Wilber has had an upset tummy too??

Hugs,
Sitka

P.S. I love your little donut photo, Kat

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh you poor pups. We hope you are feeling better. I know how miserable you are. I'm sending good husky vibes and if your mom needs any recipie ides for "cooking for pups" my mom will share our recipies b/c she cooks all my food.
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Kat,
We're so sorry you are being sickly. Any small amount of stress can make dogs have blood in their poo too, so not to worry. We sure hope you get well soon. Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card. We saw you were added to the DWB list after we mailed our cards out. Can you send us your email address & we can at least send you our email card?? BMALAAB@AOL.COM
We think you live near our pals http://secretschnoodle.blogspot.com/
They live in Mill Creek also. Is it ok to add a link to your blog on ours?? Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers
http://butchyandsnickers.blogspot.com/

Windswept's Diamond Royale, CGC, TDIT said...

oh no!!! I hope you feel better soon Kat. :( I have a very sensitive tummy too and get runny poo a lot. :P It is no fun. Medicine is good tho (especially when its hidden in hot dogs!)

*Royal*

Amici said...

Kat,
We're sorry that you don't feel good. That must have been scary going to the vet for an uknown reason. We hope you get better very fast!!