Friday, August 20, 2010


Stix n Brix, NC

Smudge didn’t have surgery today.  The last time she ate anything was Monday.  She started throwing up on Tuesday.  That’s not all that unusual because she has a sensitive digestive tract.  She still didn’t eat on Wednesday and was still sick so I canceled the surgery and got a can of Science Diet thinking that she might like it.  Thursday afternoon she started with the bloody diarrhea so we took her to the vet this morning.  She has pancreatitis.  They kept her for a couple of hours to give her an IV catheterization with anti nausea and pain medicines.  We’ll take her back first thing in the morning for more of the same.

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She’s alert so the doc thinks she’ll be ok in a few days.  She acted like she wanted to eat something while I was in the kitchen, but she’s not suppose to have anything.  We are planning to go to Jordan Lake State Park on Thursday to stay a week.  Hopefully she’ll be ready.  That’s where the saying “our plans are set in jello” apply.  She’s not a friendly dog, but we love her.  She’s our furbaby.

Just a reminder to folks to not take the little things in life for granted.  Stay safe.


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

We've got our fingers crossed and are pulling for Smudge to be okay. It's so hard when you furry friend get sick and they can't tell you whats wrong and how they feel.

Get better soon, Smudge!!!

Merikay said...

Smudge is a great name for her!

Hope she gets better.

Happytrails said...

That is exactly what happened to our little Nick just two weeks ago. Same exact thing. He also has a sensitive digestive tract. They gave him an IV and some meds but the vet kept him overnight. He also had the bloody diarrhea. It took him a few days but he is good as new. Hope your little Smudge does the same.

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Roger and Dianne said...

Hope Smudge is doing better!