We picked Nick up at the pet hospital Sunday afternoon around 5:00. We were so excited to have him back home that we arrived at the pet hospital almost an hour early. He is special and we missed him.
He had acute colitis. According to the vet this can come on quickly and they really don’t know what exactly causes it. He did say the little dogs have such small tummies and intestines that they need to stay on their dog food and not change things up too often and NEVER give people food.
I confess he MIGHT have gotten some people food every now and then….but not often. I promise. I MIGHT have dropped a potato chip or small piece of bread from a sandwich every now and then. I’ve learned my lesson and won’t be so careless and drop things anymore. Of course he’s gonna hate my new found carefulness.
He was a pretty sick little boy for about 24 hours. They put in an IV and gave him fluids because he was badly dehydrated and then he started passing a little blood. That was the part that alarmed us all. With the great medicine and a calm evening in the hospital he was much better by morning.
He is getting better each day! He hasn’t gotten back all his strength yet but it is coming. He is eating his prescription dog food pretty well and he is now using the bathroom in the normal manner. Yea!
I thought about Rick (Rick and Paulette’s RV Travel) when Rick related the story to us of his dog, Rylie. It sounds very similar and Rick….when we got the bill it was way too similar. Nick’s one day in the hospital cost $459.00. He is worth it!!
We are so glad he is ok and home with us. He is a special little boy that fills up our lives with lots of devoted love and laughter.
Thanks to all of you for your sweet comments wishing Nick well. We appreciate your kind thoughts and always for taking time to stop by and visit. Have a great week!!
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."