Just a quick update on my sweet foster dog, Norris. Last night was a rough one for us. His stomach was causing him a lot of issues. I was up quite a few times throughout the night getting up to let him out. He had 3 REALLY bad accidents in his kennel. (and the thing is- he's completly housetrained/kennel trained- so he was crying at the top of his lungs to let us know he had to potty - but me being a deep sleeper- it took me a minute to hear him and i was a little late). At 4am he got sick everywhere - and man it even went outside of the kennel....took me an hour to clean the wall, floors,kennel, kitchen area, and norris. Same thing happened again around 7 am an 8 am. At that point i took his crate and moved it into the garage just till his tummy settles (it's really easy to clean the floor in there and the fans are running and it's cool (well ventelated as well). When I went to work today, my boss dropped in for a minute and i told her what was happening so we called the vet that does our spay/neuters on thurs (she's awesome!- different vet and clinic than the ones i wrote about in the other threads) She told me what i could give him to settle his tummy, and so far so good! I'm giving him Flagyl (500mg) 2x a day and one tablet of regular imodium ad twice a day in addition to his metacam (we think the metacam is making his tummy worse- but he has to have it for the pain). So far tonight he hasn't had any more accidents so that's great! (As soon as his tummy is back to normal i'm moving his crate back in the house - i figured it's more quiet in the garage so he will settle down better in there for now without all the other furbabies trying to kiss him and play with him. His leg- it look worse today if that's at all possible I've been getting him out of his crate and just laying with him in the floor every hour or so and putting ice packs on it (that seems to REALLY be helping him) He also does not seem to be in a lot of pain considering,so i think the pain meds are helping! He's also been playing with his rawhides and stealing fosters toys every time he comes into the house such a cutie!!! keep your fingers crossed that his tummy settles down. (the more diarreah - the more fluids he looses and we don't need his health to be compromised before his orthapedic surgery.) he seems to be doing better now that i started him on meds for his tummy so that's great!
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5/28/07 at 8:57pm