20 July 2012

Sick as a dog...

Yesterday I played hookie... It's not that I didn't want to go to work (lets be real, I took an extra shift on Monday -- my only day off this week) but I needed to stay home.

I needed to so I could stay home with my sick puppy.

If you followed be on Twitter, you would know that already though... @90percentblonde #shamelessplug

It all began Wednesday night. And by all, I mean the *explosive* diarrhea which continued all night and all day. Around 6am it became accompanied by vomiting. Those with a furbaby (or human baby) know how tough it is to see them sick. My heart was breaking to see her sad little sick eyes.

Finally around 8am - once her stomach settled for the moment and the floors were cleaned - we snuggled in bed while she took a two hour nap. Even though she woke up acting more like herself, her GI issues were still there and have yet to take a turn for the better.

What could have caused all this?

On Tuesday we went swimming. Well, Sammy went swimming as we screamed her name. Normally we don't have any trouble with her but on this particular day, there were a bunch of geese in the water which we didn't see until we rounded the corner... Sammy saw them first and took off swimming after them. Beau had to go in to get her attention so she'd leave them and come back. She was waaaaay out there though -- causing Momma to have a heart attack and cry -- and causing Sammy to drink a ton of water.

This, my friends, is what we like to call 'Don't drink the water in Mexico.' Because what happens when you do? You get a bacterial infection which causes liquid to spew out both ends (nice visual, right).

So for the next 10 days, I will be shoving pills down my poor puppy's throat, trying to convince her that Gatorade tastes good, and making her beef and rice for breakfast and dinner. My fingers are crossed that she feels better soon because this furmommy can't take the sad eyes.

On the plus side - and yes, oddly enough there is a plus side - I can now testify that the Dawn dish soap and hydrogen peroxide combination which can be found on Pinterest is LE-GIT!

This picture will take you to original source.

Top left: Stain after being treated with Resolve then Dyson cleaner.
Top right: 5 minutes after being sprayed with Dawn/H2O2 mix
Bottom: That night.


PrettyPhysicist said...

I think they make pediasure (for kids) with no flavor ... maybe she'd like that more?

Bethany Scruggs said...

poor babyyyy. ewww at cleaning up diareah.. YUCK. i hate that.

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I had diarrhea issues with my pup last week. HOpe the meds kick in soon. Thinking of you guys!

Heather @ Cookies For Breakfast said...

Awww that is the saddest story! Poor puppy! Hope she's feeling better soon

Nikki said...

I will have to keep in mind that mixture. Although I do not have to much rug left in my house thanks to the girls! LOL!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I used a similar pin and it worked but yours looks great! I need to write this down!