Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sick Puppy

My poor Zoey hasn't been feeling well! For a few days she has been acting different. Sleepier. But most concerning was that she was shivery. Then she wasn't wanting to eat, not even her treats, and we realized that she wasn't drinking much. So yesterdy morning we called a vet in Wickenburg (about an hour away), and we scheduled an appointment for today. The receptionist said to try to get her to drink gatorade, for the electrolytes, and we got her to have some of it. She was just so weak yesterday, stumbly when she walked. You could tell every move she made was so difficult for her. My poor girl. I should also mention that for weeks she's been licking her paws a lot and the last couple weeks she's had a few "asthma attacks." That's the best way I can describe it with words. Just kinda having trouble breathing, but then she's fine right away. So we took her to the vet this morning (appt was at 8:30, which is when I normally get out of bed... yawn.) The vet, Joanne, was really nice. We told her everything, even brought a stool sample. She checked her all out and said that she has a mild fever and it sounds like allergies too (the wheezing and licking). Her poo was parasite free (yay!). Joanne put her on steroids and antibiotics. The anitbiotic is a liquid because they didn't have a small enough pill for my tiny dog. We have to give her both 2 times a day for a few days, then drop the steroid to once a day, then to every other day and so on, depending on how she's doing. We are to call if she doesn't get better in a few days or of course if she gets worse. If she does get worse, they will test for valley fever (which is a $100 test.. yikes!) and go from there. I hope it's not that! And I doubt it, because she already seems better! Even this morning she wasn't so shivery. When we ate dinner tonight she was right there begging, like normal. And when she heard something outside, she went running and barking into the back yard. So I'm sure she's going to be fine, but I'll continue with the meds anyway. Better safe than sorry!

Yesterday was weigh day, which surprisingly had be down to 11lbs lost. It was 9 two days before. WTH! I love it, but WTH! LOL. I feel like I'm lying, making it up, like it's not possible to lose weight that fast. But it's true, the scale doesn't lie (its a good gym scale, not the cheapo one I have at home). And being on my period, I didn't expect to LOSE any. So weird! But wonderful!!

A couple weeks ago, I decided that once I got to 10 lbs lost, I would reward myself with brownies. I have 3 bags of brownie mix in my pantry from before the diet started. But now that its come off so fast, I don't know if I want to do it. I do. My god it would be delicious!! But I feel like I've made such progress that I shouldn't hinder it. But then I think that I deserve it! And I won't eat the whole pan in one (or two, even) sitting. I'll be good and make it last. I won't be too good when it's still batter. But... Anyway. We'll see. I'm sure I'll make them in the next couple days. :D

I got some scrapbooking done today! 3 pages, plus I finished one that I started the other day. I am feeling inspired and motivated again and that makes me happy! I don't know if its the crops with Robin or Friday's shopping trip, but either way, I'm glad!

I guess that's all! I'm gonna go clean up the kitchen then watch Glee and probably The Voice before bed time rolls around!

1 comment:

  1. You can give me the brownie mixes :) Ill make a batch and you can only have some when you come over :) Great job on weight loss and glad Zoey didnt turn out to be sick.