Dad update!

hi everyone

thanks for all of the prayers, good thoughts, good vibes, etc you sent my dads way!

He’s on the mend now! It was a bacterial eye infection that he had. Both eyes are effected!

He got two lots of drops which he has to take and if it doesnt get any better within a few days then he has to go back to the doctor again! I hope they will work! Im pretty sure they will though.

He’s very whiny, so not the greatest being around him at all tonight! But he went to the doctor, thats the main thing! After much coaxing from mom and me!

Just glad he’s doing somewhat ok! Heres hoping this double eye infection clears up quickly!

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I feel so lousy!

My stomach is playing up tonight. I feel like shit. I dont know what is wrong with it, I didnt eat a lot today. I ate dinner, and breakfast, I ate some fruit, and a sandwich tonight, and a few pringles. Now I feel so off. It feels like I have acid in my stomach. Its horrible. I feel lousy. I asked mom if she had something I could take. She gave me one of her antacid tablets. I hope it starts to work soon. I hope I dont have this for the whole night! There is no pain, no nausia or vomiting, just a horrible taste in my mouth and some reflux too. Ug this sucks!

That darn dog…

nitro is not doing that great tonight. i think he ate something when he was outside.

his stomach is growling, and he is farting and stinking up my whole room. ewwww. darn dog!

i hope this wont last too long. hoping he’ll be ok by the morning.

nothing worse than a dog with a tummy upset, I just hope he starts perking up soon.

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A sick dog

Nitro has been really ill. he was vomiting in the middle of the night. i didnt even hear him getting sick. but when i woke up this morning there it was, all over the mat in the hall and in the living room.

i tried to clean it up as best as i could. but there was just too much of it and it was hard so i had to ring my mom and ask her to get a taxi to my house and help me sort it out.

thankfully i had some time because I wasnt going to see dr. barry until 11:30. by then we were done. i was nervous to leave nitro alone in the house but when i got back a few minutes ago everything was fine, and he hadnt vomited again.

i boiled some rice and will give him that this afternoon. i didnt feed him this morning. i decided not to just in case he got sick again. hopefully the rice will settle his tummy.

its awful when he’s ill. i feel for him. i dont know how i didnt hear him in the night. im usually a light sleeper and wake easily on hearing noise.

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Ill dog

my dads bullstaff biggie is ill tonight. he must have eaten something when he was outside. he puked all over the place. poor thing.
he’s 12 now so getting old. we went to let him out when he was puking and he was kinda choking and we thought he was having some sort of seizure.
he’s ok now though. he hasnt gotten sick again. there was a lot of panic when he was getting sick though. my dads looking after my sisters two pugs tonight because she’s at a wedding. and biggie whose our dads bullstaff doesnt like the pugs at all. He gets all agitated when they are in our parents house.
Through all this Nitro was so good. He just lay by my feet, he didnt move. I took him into the bedroom with me, its where I am right now. Its cooler in here and he’s able to lie on the cool wooden floor.
My dad was really panicking about biggie. I wouldnt blame him though because if it was nitro I’d have been panicking too. No one wants to see their beloved dog ill.

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Dad got very sick

my dad drank too much and got really sick. he went to bed about an hour ago. he fell asleep and within half an hour was puking his guts up. he tried to get up to go out to the bathroom but he fell on the way out the door. he then tried calling to my mom but she couldnt hear him because she was in the kitchen with the door shut and the music was really loud. so i phoned her and told her he’d gotten sick and she needed to come out to the bedroom. she came out and changed the sheets and wiped up the mess off of the floor. he kept apologising and saying he’d drank too much. he usually can only drink four cans of beer, tonight he’d had 7. so no wonder he got sick. i felt sorry for him. getting sick is not fun. and my poor mom had to clean the mess. i felt sorry for her too. i would not have wanted to do that. he’s gone back to sleep now. moms still up and one of my aunts and my uncle are still here. i just went to the kitchen and made a cup of tea. its 2:30 AM now. i wonder what time they’ll leave at. it should be soon I’d think. im not even tired. i’ve been messing around online for the past little while. not sure if i will even try to sleep tonight, i may not.
carol anne

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Nitro

so remember i said a few days ago that nitro was off and quiet and subdued?
well i had to come home early from the ILS course this morning and take him to the vet.
i thought it was his anal glands. but it turns out he had an abscess on one of his glands. i asked the vet what could have caused him to get that. she said the ducts can get blocked, and then when he licks and bites at it it can cause bacteria to build up and tat is probably what caused it.
so she took him in and kept him for a few hours and lanced the abscess. she had to sedate him to do it.
she also clipped his nails while he was under sedation. she just called me to say he’s all done now and is a little groggy and dizzy and so i have to wait for an hour or two before I pick him up.
she’s putting him on antibiotics and antiinflamitories for a week to bring the swelling down and make sure he doesnt pick up any infections.
poor nitro. i knew something wasnt right. he was just not himself for the last two days. i knew when he wouldnt go to bed and lay on a cool hard surface that there was definitely something up with him.
the good things is he’s ok though. i have to bring him back next week for another check up and to express his anal glands again and he is also due a vaccination then.
thank goodness all of this happened before i went on holidays. i’m taking next week off of the ILS course so that he can recover completely.