January 18, 2011

White Dog hopped down from our chair. I heard her rummaging in the bedroom. She returned with the Dog Sickie Kit. "Here, you are going to need this," she said as Nuka, our chowhound, sniffed breakfast and walked away leaving her food untouched. "Maybe she just isn't hungry," I said and all of the White Dogs stopped, turned and looked at me as though I were daft.

Everything was fine. Post-breakfast naps were well underway when I heard Nuka making those unmistakable sounds of imminent upchucking. She came running into the living room and coughed up several spots of mucus-y bile. She buried her head in my blanket and panted hard. Next to me, White Dog, pawed the bag my way.

AWD had a slight fever and snotty nose. She was not at all interested in eating...even turned down jerky! I got her to take a few sips of water. She wanted to be cuddled so I held her as I checked her ears (still infected) and looked at her gums. I massaged her lung area and the action brought a small half-hearted wigwag of her tail.

She struggled to get down and vomited again. Poor Nuka was starting to look a little dazed as she curled up tightly against my legs. I phoned Dr. Julia.

Since Nuka already has an appointment on Thursday regarding her ears, Dr. Julia decided to treat the ailment as a flu virus for now. Tonight AWD finally ate a little dinner and had no problems. She sounds a little congested and for that she is getting some of the same herbal Composure chews that we gave Puff to keep her from getting too excited and overstimulating her breathing. And of course, the patient is sleeping LOTS!

What she cannot see as she slumbers in her sickie state, is the quiet parade and occasional sniffs of WD, TOWD and SAWD past her just--making sure that our girl is all right.


Teddy Bear said...

We hope she gets better soon.:) It's so sweet how everyone is checking up on AWD.:)

Teddy Bear

Pepsi Bum said...

Oh poor Nuka! I sure hope she feels better soon!


Brian said...

Oh sweet Nuka, my sisters and I are all sending purrs to you. We sure hope you feel all better soon!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ph dear, we sure hope it isn't anything serious and that Nuka is better already. Gentle snooter smoochies to her from us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh bless you sweet Nuka I so hope you feel better soon.. Hugs GJ xx

Remington said...

Oh no! I hope Nuka is better very soon! She will be in our thoughts and prayers!

Furkidsmom said...

Oh no! We hope Nuka feels better soon!

Thanks so much for our wonderful package of goodies. Mom took pics of us opening them and a video of the woofies and we will be posting them next week.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

The Thundering Herd said...

Poor Nuka - hope you feel better really soon.

KB said...

Poor Nuka but at least the pack is watching out for her. I hope that she feels better very very soon.

Mack said...

Poor baby! We sure do hope Nuka is better soon and back to enjoying her dindin again.

Suka said...

Poor Nuka. :-< It makes my human and I sad to read that Nuka is feeling so ill. Please get better very soon, Nuka! We are sending you tons of healing vibes, and my paws are crossed tonight that you will wake up tomorrow morning feeling fresh and well.

So furry happy to read how the White Dog Army sticks together and keeps tabs on each other. That's what Packs are for!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Paws khrossed fur a good health report soon!


Sagira said...

Hope everyone is feeling better your way. :)

Kari in WeHo said...

I sure hope she gets better soon