Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Dog Days of Summer

Wow ... it's been awhile since I blogged. Oops. Sorry. I've had kind of a stressful week (oh wait, that was last week ... I think? I'm getting confused about the days) and I just haven't felt like getting on here. But - I'm back!

If we are friends on Facebook, or possibly in real life, you might know that my puppy was sick over the weekend! While this is his normal behavior:

...I noticed that he was way more mopey than usual. And had over 24 hours of the poops (sorry, TMI but it's the truth!) and refused to eat or drink. I was getting so nervous!!! I took him to the vet yesterday morning, and he had to stay for the day to get an IV of fluids and meds. Sadness! Thankfully, by evening he was back to his perky self. But he has the war wounds to prove he spent the day at the doc - check out his weird little shaved patch of leg!

He keeps licking it, and I'm hoping he doesn't lick it into a hot spot. Any ideas how to keep him away from it? Anyway - Oscar is back to his normal self, and I have him on a strict beef broth and Pedialyte diet for a couple of days - then I have special prescription canned dog food to give him for the next few days. Oh, and pills. I have to give him 2 different pills, twice a day. It's like taking care of a baby! Kind of.

Anyway - things are getting back to normal around here, with a happy puppy and a happy Shaina and happy everything. But the happiness would be much greater if Matt were here! I am missing him something fierce lately ... I think I've reached my limit for this deployment. In the future, when Matt leaves home, I would prefer for him to be gone no longer than five months. Ha. Over the weekend, Matt left Kuwait and is in Baghdad now. For any real-life friends who want his address, let me know!


10 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Bitter apple spray will keep him from licking it!! We had to do that with Chief's paw :)

Glad he is feelin' better!

Becky said...

Poor puppy dog! Um...we're not friends on facebook and I think we should rectify that situation immediately. :)

How much longer is Matt supposed to be gone? Hang in there babe!

Brittany Ann said...

Glad he's back on the bend! poor pup!

Susannah said...

Awww, poor Oscar! I hope he feels better soon-his patch is kind of cool though!

brown eyed girl said...

Poor puppo! I am glad he is feeling better!

Hope you have a good day! xoxo

Lucy Marie said...

I think that shaved spot makes him look like a warrior. Warrior Oscar.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Welcome back! I'm glad to hear he's feeling better!

garden state prep said...

Oh poor Oscar! Glad to hear he's feeling better!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Poor pup!!! Agree with d.a.r. Bitter spray. He won't touch it!

Lucky in Love said...

Totally just now seeing this...so glad little Oscar is feeling better :)