Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie
Shall I let sleeping dogs lie? As we wind down this last week of August 2008, we find this Duchess Pug and her sidekick, Sadie, snoozing in a cozy spot, on the back of the sofa on this rainy Sunday morning.
Boy! Was I a worried Pug mother the middle of this week, though. Duchess gave us a scare during mid-week (Wednesday) when all of a sudden she starts vomiting towards the evening hours and no interest in foods.
She seemed fine during Wednesday morning, but towards evening she was completely not herself -- No interest in eating. AND... Duchess loves to eat!
let me tell you, I didn't get much sleep Wednesday night and was a worried Pug mother. Duchess was throwing up, not interested in eating. She would drink water, but that would come up shortly afterwards.
Finally, as the dawn arrives we rush Duchess to the veterinary's emergency room to find what had crept upon her so suddenly. Duchess was diagnosed with Canine Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE) which is a disorder of dogs which is fairly abrupt in onset. It is most common in small breeds and the blood count of affecterd dogs is frequently characterized by an elevated red blood cell count in the 60% range. The exact cause is unknown.
Duchess was lucky! After a day stay at the Vet Hospital being hooked up to an IV and undergoing intravenous fluid therapy and antibiotics and other medicines and tests, Duchess was again beginning to wag her tail by the end of the day. We got to bring her home the next day, and she is her perky, playful, friendly, loveable self on this rainy, Sunday evening.
I can't begin to tell you how much that I loveable little Pug has become a very important part of this NW Okie's life. I don't know what I would do without this intelligent Pug.
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