Today I just laid around and enjoyed the friendship and love of my family. It is important to just sit back sometimes and reflect on how lucky we are to have friends and family that love us. Healing will come with some time but irregardless, I am one lucky dog.
This is my vet, Dr Bogue. She and her team tirelessly worked this past week to make me feel better and try to figure out what has been ailing me. She took me to her home and loved on me at night so that my first real vet experience would at least have some positivity.
Although I am still healing, my heart is filled with gratitude for the service, love and healing provided by her.
Woof, thank you , and slobbery puppy kisses
It is SOOOO good to be home.
I have had a long week trying to get better and now my work continues at home. I have been blessed with fabulous care from Dr. Bogue and her staff and have been loved so very much (appreciate the notes and photos from all).
This afternoon, my brothers and I have enjoyed a full-fledged puppy palooza party. I think they actually MISSED me! We even made music with our toys–and discussed starting a four-legged boy band and taking our act on the road.
Where am I today? I am slower and less coordinated than before I got sick. I’m a bit wobbly at times and am not fond of stairs right now. I am on a bunch of drugs for the next five weeks and we still don’t have a definitive answer as to what really happened with me BUT, we are hopeful that I am on the mend. I am up and moving around, eating fine, playing with toys and other pups and when I get tired I just lay on the ground and play more–I feel my inner puppy bubbling through again.
Glass half full? It is ALWAYS good to be home.
Today I am trotting a little better and my tail is wagging a bit higher. I even went up the deck stair’s at Dr. Bogue’s. I like my new buddy, Albert and have a bit more giddy up to play. Everyone’s fingers are crossed that I am on the way to complete recovery. Thanks for the notes and the love makes my tail wag tall! Woof!
Today seems a bit brighter, although I have a ways to go to being back to my regular puppy-self. My tail doesn’t seem to want to stand up–but I am wagging it. My back legs are a bit wonky and I seem to be struggling with a few neurological issues. What is it exactly? We still have zero idea, but we are staying the course and treating the treatable things and I seem to be improving each and every day. I am spending my days at the clinic and my evenings at Dr. Bogue’s house through the weekend. I get to hang out with her cool dog, Albert, who tolerates me (although, he hasn’t seen me at full speed yet– woof!). I am being watched closely and loved much and surrounded by my favorite toys –not much more a pup can ask for. Practicing patience and eating lots of treats in the meantime.
Me and my toys at Dr. Bogue’s house – I like toys again!
The sign on my kennel at the vet says “This may be the best puppy ever” and although I am modest, I must agree with Dr. Bogue–I am pretty great! I have been knocked down pretty hard this week, but I have real heart and am fighting back to greatness every single day!
Puppy kisses to all and thanks for all of the notes and love!
Here is a video of Bear at the vet this morning…
Today I’m continuing to learn to be brave and patient. I have been poked, prodded and tested yet they still are not sure what is wrong with me. I AM better…taking things one day at a time. I saw Mom this morning and gave her puppy kisses and we went for a short walk. I’m definitely not back to normal, and plan to be at the hospital through the weekend now, but there is improvement. Bottom line: I am one sick fella and just need to be patient with myself and the folks that are trying to help me. There is a good lesson in that…
Upside? I have a FANTASTIC vet and staff caring for me! Dr. Bogue is wrapped around my paw. She even took me home to love on me last night so that I wasn’t kenneled and alone at the hospital. She said she didn’t want me to have a bad vet experiene so young. Ahhhhh another sucker for my cuteness!
PS–the cone is just so that I won’t mess with my IV port.
Love how these fellas (Bear and his brother Cooper) just jump into life (or the lake) and enjoy every second of it! Cannot wait to have Bear home from the hospital and to see him smiling and exhibiting full puppy power again! I’d even put up with a little mischievousness!
So go figure, my toe ISN’T broken, I seem to have some kind of mysterious infection/illness that the doctors are trying to figure out. How has this been treated as a broken toe for three days?!? You’ve got me on that one. Today my symptoms are fever, abdominal and back pain, and lethargy–It is not my finest hour. Tonight I’m sleeping over at the vet’s house with pain meds, fluids, a cocktail of antibiotic/anti-fungal meds and of course, my favorite toys. We have marked a lot of awful things off the list today, but tomorrow we hope to narrow my diagnosis down and get me all better. Through it all, I am still a sweet champ but I do feeeeeel terrible.
Upside? The awful cast is gone.
Wish I had been more wise and avoided this pain! My toe hurts and I have to go back to the vet today. My treatment plan includes patience and spoiling.
Still feeling poopy today, but grateful that mom and dad haven’t put a limit on the peanut butter treats. #glasshalffull