Monday, March 2, 2009

Sick Puppy

I was hoping this weekend would be relaxing and lazy, but things did not go as planned. We spent Friday night at the vet emergency room because Kona was still sick and we were worried she was dehydrated and that her organs might fail. Taking her to an unfamiliar place and waiting for hours while she was in ICU was TERRIBLE, but I am glad we did because she had a bacterial infection and was, in fact, dehydrated. She is now on a bunch of meds and is getting special food (boiled chicken, rice, & cottage cheese), which she loves. Here she is after we got home early Saturday morning:


The rest of the weekend she was pretty lethargic and spent most of the time napping. She was still having some "leakage" (gross I know) so we decided to put a makeshift diaper on her. We cut up an old t-shirt (we cut a hole for her tail too) and it actually worked really well!


Hopefully she is on the way to full recovery. It only took a shot, some fluids, a few tests, and $400 dollars! We were SO worried about her, so really, we would have paid whatever to get her healthy again. I'm just glad she's okay :)

BTW, for those of you coming over next week, don't worry, we have washed our cushion covers and plan to deep clean before anyone steps foot in our home!

9 comments:

  1. Ooooh poor puppy! So glad that she is on the road to recovery. Having a sick puppy is so scary!

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  2. Ohhh, poor pup! I'm so glad she's feeling alright now. I read two posts today already of people who lost their furry friends last week :-(

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  3. Ohhhh my goodness! I'm so happy she is okay but I'm loving the diaper :-)

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  4. Aww, poor Kona! Those emergency vets are expensive, but they are so worth it.

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  5. poor puppy... hope she's feelin' better soon!

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  6. Oh my goodness! I seriously teared up reading this. Poor baby! I'm with you...I would have paid whatever it took to make her better. You're a good mom. :)

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  7. ohhh no! I hope she's feeling better. Having your dog be sick is the worst feeling in the world :(

    get well soon Kona!

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  8. Poor puppy!! The diaper is hilarious! :) Hope she's feeling better!!

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  9. The diaper is pretty funny. Reminds me of the Sex and the City ep where Carrie puts one on Aidan's dog.

    I hope she is doing better now!

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