I have no intention of listing our issues here but I'll quickly share a recent one since it involves one of the pups that I mention regularly. If you've haven't visited before, our dogs are like family members.
Truck Ride - May 2010
Brewster became very ill Saturday evening. Very ill is an understatement but I don't want to get too graphic on here. She was admitted into the doggy ER and stayed until Monday morning when her regular vet's office opened. Nerve wracking. Max had surgery for a blockage in April and Bru's always been very healthy so we were extra worried and on edge. She didn't get into chemicals or anything and (unfortunately for my personality type) the cause is unknown. Unknown. How frustrating. How do you prevent unknown from happening again? Per three vets, it was most likely some kind of parasite or bacteria and we'll probably never know. Parasite or bacteria? Eww. I wish we could hire a cleaning crew to come sanitize our whole house but for now the steam cleaner and steam mop will do.
One thing that really bugged me during the whole thing is that the ER vet said what happened is normal. Normal? Then, why does our dog need to be hospitalized? Last time I checked that sure isn't normal. I exclaimed to Bru and Max's regular vet that what happened is NOT within my realm of normal. The regular vet nicely explained that it's normal to an ER vet not to normal people. Oh ok then. So far it seems like they were right because she's been home for 1.5 days. She's eating prescription food a little at a time, taking all her meds like a champ, and seems to be doing better today.
She's expected to fully recover! Yay! :)
Yawning - March 2010
Love that big snuggly baby girl. While Jake's home from work and on dog care duty, I wanted to take a few minutes to share this story and one project that I'm proud to say is 100% finished. The project post will be coming shortly...