August 22nd 2005 8:39 am
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Sooo last night as mom and dad were just settling into bed and getting comfy, and I was settling into MY bed, all of a sudden my tummy felt bad. I didn't know what was wrong but I knew I had to throw up! So I started wandering around the bedroom licking everything on the floor. Mom noticed when I tried to eat her sheepskin next to the bed, and started watching me carefully. She even yelled at me to stop chewing on the sheepskin, so I licked some other things but I came back to it. At this point, Dad started watching me too. They figured I needed to throw up so they let me outside. We don't really have any grass in our backyard right now, but there are a few little bushes, and so I went over to one that looks like a weed and started frantically chewing on it. Oh man my tummy felt bad!
Mom had recently read a thread on here about Agnes and bloat, so she did her research! Research for yourself at www.globalspan.net/bloat.htm
Anyway, she told Dad she thought it could be bloat. Dad kept an eye on me while Mom went to call the 24 hour vets to let them know we were coming in. Better to expect the worst and hope for the best, she told him!
So we all piled into the car and drove to the emergency clinic, which fortunately is pretty close relatively speaking. It was late at night - nobody else was there, so there was no triage, thank heavens! Everybody was really nice to me and I got lots of pettings. The techs said they were fairly certain it wasn't bloat, and gosh you should have seen the look of relief on my mom's face! They took me to the back and stuck me with something REALLY sharp and took some of my blood for tests, but I got to wait with mom and dad for the results to come back. They said I was a little dehydrated and I mostly just had some gastritis. Sooo they gave me two more shots of something called about an antivomit and fluids. They sent us home with some antibiotics, too. Mom says I can have yogurt in my food for probiotics while I'm on the antibiotics. Now wait, does THAT make sense?!
I feel much better now. I'm very glad it wasn't bloat, but I'm also glad that my mom caught on that something was wrong and rushed me to the vet! See that? MY MOMMY DOESN'T WANT ME TO DIE!
Know the risks!
OK I need a nap now, I'm a tired puppy!! Out waaay past my bedtime!
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