Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sadderday number twelve

For the last few days, my tummy hasn't been feeling too well. I've had the runs since Thursday night. Mommy and Daddy were hoping to ride it out since everything else was normal. (I was still playful with Sierra, still had my appetite, and was always ready for walkie time). Then this morning I vomited bile. Not that Mommy and Daddy weren't worried before but when this happened, it was time to go to the...VET. Since my regular VET wasn't in today we were referred to a different dr. Many of you know, that I can sense when we're going to my VET even before we get there. I do all I can to try and lead Mommy and Daddy away from the front door. Today was different, I thought we were going for a car ride. As soon as Daddy opened the door to the VET, I slipped out of my collar and ran the other way across the parking lot. Mommy came racing after me and gave me a hug telling me that everything was going to be ok. While we waited, I met a very intriguing kitty and came face to face wit him. Can you believe it? There were tons of other friendly pups there. Mommy wished she'd remembered to bring her camera but that was the last thing on her mind. (She took pictures with her camera phone but they were very fuzzy). I only had one accident when we got there. I was very nervous. You all know how I feel about being at the VET. Dr. Deb was very nice. That was before she invaded my privacy for a total of three times (taking my temperature, checking my abdomen and GI systems, etc.). Can you believe it? They did a bunch of tests...a fecal test, a Giardia test. Everything came out negative. Hurray, right? So the best that Dr. Deb could conclude is that it is Colitis. No idea of knowing how or where I got it. She said it could be a number of things...stress, food, you name it. She gave me some pills that do not taste yummy. I haven't had the runs since our visit to the VET. Mommy and Daddy hope it stays this way. Our bathroom trash is filled to the top with baby wipes. Oopsie. See, Mommy, I am feeling better. Can I have some treats now? Maybe I need to work on my sad face a little more.
Teddy Bear's Mommy here. Teddy seems normal, like nothing is bothering him. We've not given him any treats for the past few days. Just raw milk with pumpkin and a dinner of homemade chicken broth, brown rice, carrots, and spinach. He doesn't seem to miss his chicken but I can tell he misses his treats. We hope his meds will help him feel solid again. We've never dealt with a sick pup before and it's torture on our hearts.

15 comments:

  1. Poor Teddy, I hope you feel better soon.
    Big cuddles from me.
    I am sorry for your mummy and daddy to have to go through this. it must be stressful for them.
    Best wishes.

    Love, Bella.

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  2. Oh Teddy, we hope your tummy stays better. It made me sad hearing about you running across the parking lot to get away from the vet. I don't like that place either. We hope you get a lot of rest today, and that your tummy does well so you can have treats again.

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  3. Oh Teddy,

    I hopes you are feeling betters soon. Relax and let mom and dad spoil you..OK?

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

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  4. Awww, Teddy I hope everything is okay quickly! I'm sorry you felt bad but your mommy and daddy love you very much and take good care of you. *ear rubs*

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  5. poor baby. Cooked white minute rice and cottage cheese usually works wonders too. We will keep our paws crossed you feel better
    Benny & Lily

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  6. Teddy-
    Sorry you're feeling bad. Once I got real pukey and after all the vet tests, the diagnosis was 'He must have eaten something icky'. Your new diet sounds yummy, hope you're back to your ol' self soon!

    Wyatt

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  7. Teddy, do just what Mama and Daddy say and we are sure you will get your treats as soon as you are all better!!

    Smileys & Snuggles!
    Dory. Bilbo and Jacob

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  8. awwwww teddy....i hope you don't haves those runs anymore soon!! :(
    *chi hug* better??
    as tuff as you are, i am so sure you'll get better in no time~!! :)

    xo,
    luna

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  9. We hope you feel 100% soon, Teddy. Being under the weather is sure no fun!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  10. Paws khrossed woo are feeling better...

    AND your pawrents too!

    As fur the parking lot fun, RUT ROH - not good - but I understand!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  11. So very sorry, teddy for coming in late. Hope you are already feeling better though.
    mummy says it maybe sometimes from eating too much of raw fruits. you can get get acidity and running tummy and vomitings too. it happens sometimes with ginger.she feels better after some milk and cheese and ice-cream.milk products, which we so love.
    your present food sounds good.though mummy is a little worried about the spinach.it contains high quantities of oxalates which is not very good.
    we wish you a very very speedy recovery.
    mummy sends her hugs too
    wags n licks,
    gin n bud

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  12. hey Teddy Bear,

    I am so furry sad to read that your tummy has been mean to you! Bad tummy! And I am very furry sorry to read you had to go to the Vet. But it sounds like the Vet may have helped to cure you, so that is a good thing! I will keep my paws crossed that your tummy heals and will send lots of healing vibes your way that you feel great very soon!

    Your mommy sounds like a great cook. Fresh chicken broth sounds yummy!

    Feel better soon!

    Suka

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  13. Hi, Teddy!
    I am so sorry to know you were not feeling well.
    I hope the meds are helping you and everything will be back to normal soon!
    My mom understands how your mom and dad feel.
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  14. Been there so many times - colitis is often idiopathic - so all it does is give you a good scare for nothing! :(

    Glad you are better Teddy! :)

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