Monday, July 28, 2008

Oh Sally

As everyone has read about, I'm sure. We have a new addition to our family. Miss Silly Sally our little black lab mix puppy. She's a real cutie, but she has scared us that she isn't well. If you don't like to hear puppy stories then this would probably your cue to that we are finished. Thank you and have a great day...check back tomorrow for a new, intriguing blog.

For the rest of you...thank you for hanging around and showing your concern. Here's what's going on. From the moment Weather Man (WM) brough Sally home, I always thought that she looked a little skinny, but I just told myself that she came from a place where the people didn't really care about her health and that we would feed her some delicious, fattening puppy food and we'd be good to go. That's kind of how it went the first day or two, but then on Thursday she was just picking at her food and not eating much. So I called and made her an appointment with the vet on Friday. We needed to take her in for her routine puppy shots and check up and we would just mention that she's not eating well, too.

Friday she ate a tiny bit in the morning and was starting to becoming somewhat lethargic...good thing we had an appointment.

Enter Uncle David! Uncle David is my brother-in-law and awesome vet!! He did some tests and gave her some shots and said Sally generally looked good but was a little thin. Oh--and she had worms--YUCK--SUPER YUCK--ICK. The thought just kind of gives me the heebie jeebies. Blah--just typing the words creeps me out. But Uncle David gave her a de-wormer and gave us a heartworm pill to give her and we were on our way.

But Sally didn't eat Friday night...


Or Saturday morning...


Or Saturday night...


Or Sunday morning...


Or Sunday night...

We were starting to get really worried and she was getting skinny, skinny, skinny. We had tried everything! She was drinking water but was still pretty lethargic. She would have brief moments of puppy spazziness. Mostly she slept. We told ourselves it was the heat...the de-wormer...the food...the heart worm pill...but no matter what we told ourselves, she wasn't eating and it wasn't looking good.

Enter Uncle David, again! Now, the glorious thing about having your brother-in-law as your vet is that you get to call him whenever, even if it's on a Sunday afternoon. But it's probably a good idea to chat with your sister first so she doesn't feel like you don't care about her and what she's been upto and that you just want to talk to her husband about your non-eating puppy. Uncle David gave us some tips and some crazy food mixtures to try, but told us that she should be eating and to call him back and let him know how it's going.

Still, nothing worked. We went to bed with heavy hearts not knowing what the morning would bring and that we'd most likely be back at Uncle David's office.

Monday (today) morning arrives. WM is taking today off but he rose early...as he always does (how does a non-morning person like me end up with an early rising husband)? I still love him! :) I could hear him getting Sally out of her crate and going outside and coming in...and going out...and coming in...and going out. When I finally got up he said Sally had eaten 5 pieces of lunchmeat. YAY!!!! And this morning there was definitely a noticeable change in her spunkiness.

So we're hoping we're over the hump and can get her eating again. We're hoping her tummy was just not feeling good because of all of her shots and the (YUCK) worms. We'll see...she's a little cutie and we've all really started to fall in love with the little brown eyed girl. Even Baby Lam loves her!

I'll keep you updated...

Check out the bling on that collar--what a Diva! Ha (as you may recall...Katie picked the collar).

If you want the name/number of a good vet--I've got one!!!! Let me know and I'll get you his info.

2 comments:

Susie said...

I'm so glad Sally is getting better! Poor baby!!!

Baloney said...

Dood had a ton of worms and we had to de-worm THREE times. Even had to pick up the poop every time so kids and other dog wouldn't get the worms too. Puppy stage isn't always so fun.