Saturday, August 22, 2009

Up with the kids...er dogs.

Well, Sammy is feeling better now...Thank goodness! Although, it has been hell getting to that point. The night before last was hell night for my animals. I was up the entire night with them. I did not go to sleep until 8:00 am. UGH!! It was like staying up with sick kids except they could not tell me the problem. I was so frustrated and sad I did not know what to do.

So, DH went to bed and as always he took Sammy with him. Sammy is very spoiled and so he gets to sleep in the bed with us. In fact he is so spoiled that it is weird when he is on the floor. Whenever I see him on the floor I am always asking what is wrong with him. He usually jumps off in the middle of the night, either to bug me to go outside or to get a drink of water. Then he goes to Dh side of the bed and scratches and barks, basically throwing temper tantrum, until DH wakes up and lifts him back up (our bed is too high for him to jump).

Anyway, they went to bed and I stayed up a little while longer. Next thing I know DH comes out carrying pillows. He tells me Sammy threw up on my pillow. GROSS!!! Thanks a lot dog! Instantly I know something is wrong because he is usually good about telling us when his tummy is upset because he will start licking everything. Then we let him out, he eats some grass, and then he throws up! Well not that night.

So we get everything cleaned up and then they settle back in. About an hour later, Katie Jo apparently did not want to be out done by Sammy so she has a seizure. It was pretty bad and she went to the bathroom all over herself and her doggie bed and she had tons of foam coming out of her mouth. So we have to get that cleaned up and give her a bath. Now let me tell you I am not very good with throw up or any kind of bodily function from dogs. So I am trying to clean up while gagging the whole time!

So everyone settles down after the clean up except Katie. She is just pacing and pacing. I think she was upset because I was still in the living room and DH was sleeping. After a seizure she is always full of pep and energy and she always looks so happy. Its like she is just so happy to be alive. I felt like she was going back and forth from my husband and I and looking at us as if to say, "Hey, look at me I 'm alive..YAY" then its off to the next person. Finally after about an hour and half of that she settles down and goes to sleep.

An hour later Sammy throws up on DH side of the bed. Luckily he realized in time and was able to get out of the way. Also, really happy that I have a mattress cover and it did not get through to the bed. So we have to clean that up. Then for the next 3.5 hrs Sammy will not lay down for more then 5 minutes. It is like he was a nervous wreck. He was shaking, wimpering, coughing. It was so sad! I am at this point a wreck too because I do not know what to do to make him feel better. I finally give him these calming pills that we are suppose to give him before storms or fireworks. They never work for him but I am willing to try anything at this point. After about another hour he finally falls asleep. I was waiting for the vet to open to give them a call.

I call and they were not available until Saturday. They said to watch him and if he keeps throwing up then we will need to take him to emergency. Now, in my mind I am wishing I had pet insurance. Sammy gets up and is doing just fine. He is back to his old self and just a happy dog. I think he had the flu or something. Surprisingly dogs can get the flu. I never knew that. Talked to the vet today and they said we did not need to bring him in but if he started throwing up or yelping in pain again to bring him in. thank goodness all has been fine since then. Katie has also been good since her seizure that night and thankfully has not had another. It seems to be happening more frequently now. I am afraid she probably does not have a lot of time left. :( I recently found out she was 15 almost 16 and not 13 like we thought. So she has lived a long happy life. Though ever since we got her hair cut she seems to be full of energy and a lot happier. She knows she looks cute and just prances around telling every one.

Hopefully, all is well from here on. I do not want to have another night like that with them.

11 comments:

Demara said...

i want to see pix of your babies! :) I'm glad they are feeling better now...

battynurse said...

So sorry about the sick doggies. I hope they all feel better.

Sunny said...

Oh no!!! I am so sorry for you and your sweet doggies. :( That sounds like an absolute nightmare. I'm glad everyone is okay now.

Melis.sa said...

I hope the doggies are feeling better!

my fatty cat was throwing up a few weeks ago and i go on high alert mode and watch him like a hawk. ah fur babies :)

JamieD said...

Goodness! It sounds like it was a long, eventful night at your house.

I'm happy to hear everyone is on the mend!

Another Dreamer said...

My goodness, what a night! Hope everyone is looking a little better now.

Eskimo_Kisses_4_U said...

So glad things are looking better for you dogs. Some of what you were describing the other evening were the same symptoms my little dog had before they finally took blood for a heartworm test and discovered that she had it.

Keeping you, your hubby, and your furbabies in my thoughts and prayers.

KuKd Chick said...

Eek, sick dogs! Isn't that the worse? Hope things look up from this point on. Yes, another night like that would be yucky.

Cara said...

Yikes...what a night. You are right, worse than with kids...

Hope you got some sleep - eventually

iamstacey said...

What a rough night! I'm so sorry your babies aren't feeling good. I hope all is back to OK and you and your DH get a good night's sleep!

Shannon said...

I'm so sorry that your doggies have been sick! There must be something going around because Sunday morning around 5am Katie barfed and woke us up, and then Monday morning at 3am Krista barfed! It was horrible! Krista is new to barfing because she's still pretty young (3yo) and it's really scary for her, but Katie is an old pro at 7yo and lots of hairballs. I remember when Katie was a kitten and the first time she threw up she literally jumped 3-4 feet to the side to get away from it because it freaked her out so much!

I've been thinking about making a small set of pet steps up to our bed, it's also very high. I know they sell them at pet stores and online, but I love making cat towers and things so it would be fun. I would definitely make it so that it folds and you can put it under the bed, but really, would I ever need to put it away? :)

I hope your doggies feel better and maybe you could look into getting a set of doggy steps for them so they can get up on the bed.