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Crazy Weekend

January 26th, 2016

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Harley hadn’t gone by Sunday, so we decided to give her the enema at like 6:45 in the morning after a very sleepless night. Within seconds she was going… and then she went again a few hours later. She was still urinating outside of the box on occasion which was getting frustrating because we are trying to keep her and the room clean as much as possible.

Late Sunday night she began to get a funky glazed look in her eye, and she started freaking me out with how lethargic looking she was. Pete and I brought her to the 24 hour emergency vet that we had visited to get her ultrasound before surgery.

They checked all of her vitals with nothing out of the ordinary, ran some bloodwork that came back normal, a urinalysis that also came back unexceptionally normal, and stated that they think that due to the fact that she’s still eating (like a pig) and drinking plenty of water that she might be having trouble arching properly in the litter box due to pain and discomfort. They prescribed her a liquid gabapentin instead of the Tramadol tablets that we couldn’t get into her, and told us to start mixing some Miralax in her food. Left there around 1:00 in the morning, trundled home, gave her her new pain meds, watched her eat a portion of her food and then crashed for the next four hours until I had to get up for work.

Wake up for work and…. she’s looking bright eyed and eating (again) which is a good sign. No crying today and she used the litter box to pee. No sign of urination around the room for today which is a blessing in disguise… We must have done at least 16 loads of laundry by now to keep the blankets, sheets and towels clean for her. The vet also said not to worry about the fact that she’s a little messy at the moment… but to give her a day to destress and get the new meds in her system before trying to clean her up any more. Poor thing reeks of pee from laying in the same spots for a good portion of the day… but I am armed and ready with sensitive skin baby wipes and towels for tomorrow!

Staples come out on Thursday which will mark 2 weeks as a Tripawd for Harley! We’re hoping that with this new regimen we will see some improvement in her gastro-issues before then so that we can worry just about that appointment. (Starting to think she has IBS like her Mum… ug… :-P) Emergency vet also noted that while the rest of her looks a bit less than perfect, her wound area is impeccably clean and healing quite well so that was a plus. We’ve been keeping her cone off during the day while we’re home and can check on her, and she has been cleaning herself up without touching the incision site which is good.

Keeping my fingers crossed! I’ve been so worried about my baby I’ve been sending silent prayers to St. Francis for the last week! Pictures to come once I’ve caught up on my sleep… <3


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2 Responses to “Crazy Weekend”

  1. benny55 on January 26, 2016 4:20 am

    Sounds like maybe you have a better handle on things now. The fact that all her vitals checked out and she’s eating and drinking…all great news!

    Keeping paws crossed all her poo issues are working out…pun intended!

    GET SOME REST! Everything look worse when you are exhausted! And make no mistake about it, this recovery process is exhausting!!


    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2. msjessicalc on January 26, 2016 11:44 pm

    Thanks Sally! I feel better now that we’ve got her pain managed a little better! No pee except in the litter box… waiting to see about the poo… 🙂

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