March 24, 2013

White Dog sat next to me and spoke softly. "I don't want to worry the others, momma, but I am getting a little concerned about Nuka." "I know, Little One, dad and me, too." Our poor Another White Dog, Nuka Angel Marie, was sleeping on the floor fitfully, grunting softly in her sleep.

From Friday night when she first started acting sick by only eating half her dinner and being incredibly crabby, she had gone to not eating at all, barely drinking water, and being completely lackluster on Sunday afternoon. She had no pain when we pushed and squeezed and was not running a temperature. She did not sound congested but seemed to have no energy.

The White Dog Army opted to stay home and not go to the Park; no one wanted to leave even a sleeping sick Nuka to go and have fun. Steve cooked up rice and broth to tempt her...she turned up her nose. She turned her head away when I offered a small strip of duck jerky. She even spit up yellow-y bile a couple of times.

She allowed me to hold and cuddle her for brief interludes and then wanted "down" to lie, looking miserable, on the cool kitchen floor. The WDA took turns lying beside her and checking her over by sniffing.

By the time White Dog came to me, we had already made the decision to take Nuka to see Dr. Julia first thing in the morning and were mentally prepared if we had to rush to the emergency vet during the night (that having senior dogs thing, again). We made her as comfortable as possible, got her to take a few sips of water, and left her to sleep soundly.

When we came home after a quick dinner with Gregg and Candace (all of us worrying the entire time we ate) we found Nuka still asleep...but surrounded by every member of the WDA either napping touching her or keeping watch in a half circle around her.

Monday morning we will see what Dr. Julia has to say.


Sagira said...

I completely understand with what I just went through with Starr. My heart goes out to you.

Jo's World said...

That was this morning . . .Any news yet?


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are just getting this post now. We hope the vet visit brought some positive results for the little one.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Nola said...

Paws crossed.

Random Felines said...

purrs to Nuka.....we hope Dr Julia can figure it out and it isn't serious...

Brian said...

Oh my goodness, I am so late getting here. I sure hope sweet Nuka is okay.

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Wesa luvs you girlfriend and want you to fight!!
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

Mr. Pip said...

Any word on Sweet Nuka? My paws are crossed tight for her and all of you.

Your pal, Pip

bbes tribe said...

We understand and are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Paws crossed too that it isn't anything too serious.

Sue said...

Our Sebastian was diagnosed yesterday with pancreatitis. We'll be checking back with you to see how your sweet girl is doing. Good luck.
Sue and the Porties

TwoSpecialWires said...

Sigh. Starting here ... reading ... catching up. This makes me sad for all of you.