Sick Monday Blahs

I’m sick and have been since Friday. At first I thought it was seasonal allergy/hayfever thing. It turned out to be a tenacious but mild cold virus of some sort. Sneezing, stuffy, headache, intermittent low grade fever. You know the kind, not enough to prevent you from doing stuff but just enough to drag you down and make you feel like shit.

The puppy is sick too. Again. Week before last she ate some tasty rabbit turds in the front yard that turned out to have an unidentifiable flagellate organism in it. After 24 hours of vomiting and diarrhea we took her to the vet. They kept her for a day and a half, giving her fluids intravenously to keep her from dehydrating and replacing what she’d already lost. We brought her home and medicated her per instructions up until a few days ago. Aside from needing to finish the course of drugs, she was pretty much fine the day after we brought her home.

Sometime last night she was, we think, bit by a spider or a house centipede, of which I have killed a few recently. The poor thing has a rash over her entire body and a swollen lip. Mel took her to the vet this morning. She was given shots of Benadryl and Epinephrine type stuff to alleveiate the reaction. Mel brought her home. Just after she got here, the puppy started having a reaction to the drugs which included some general speediness and non-stop muscle twitching in one of her hind legs. Mel called the vet again and ended up taking her back there. I slept through the entire thing, the cold pills I took this morning had knocked me out.

We called the vet a while ago and Thilde’s leg was still twitching. Mel thinks maybe the vet hit a nerve or something when she injected her. We’re due to call again shortly. Hopefully, she’ll be okay and we can pay the bail to spring her go get her. Then I think I’ll go back to sleep.


  1. eeeww…..I hate those centipedes!!! *shiver*<br><br>Sorry to hear that you & the non-mutt are not feeling well. Snuggle up together & take it easy.

  2. Poor things!<br>Thilde already screams, even when things are fine. I can imagine how she must be while she’s sicky.<br>Everyone… get well soon. 🙁

  3. Hope the pup (and YOU) feel better! The missus has a wicked case of allergies right now… I didn’t know a woman could actually go through 4 boxes of Puffs Plus.

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