December 2, 2013

White Dog was a little miffed at first when Taiko walked over to where Steve and she were sitting together and thrust his head on Steve's lap. But then she noticed his glassy-looking eyes and heard his wheezy breathing. She barely had time to tun her head before our Tender-Hearted Boy burst into a coughing fit that sounded like the nagging hack that Steve still has from the head cold he fought before Thanksgiving.

It was definitely a "Dad, I don't feel good" moment. and Steve wrapped his arms around the Big Boy and cooed. "Your poor nose is all snotty, TyTy, and your eyes are gunky. How about a benedryl? That will make you feel better." The sad face that looked at Steve was so full of trust and discomfort that I almost teared up.

While Steve prepared the medication, Taiko at his side, we strategized that if Oh Yes! Another White Dog was still coughing in the morning we would call Dr. Julia and bring him in for a look/listen. For now, the benedryl has done the trick of quieting his breathing and opening his lungs. He is sleeping deeply and will hopefully be untroubled by coughing for the rest of the night. Believe me, we will sleep with one ear tuned to his rhythm just to be sure.


meowmeowmans said...

Poor Taiko. We have our fingers and paws crossed, and send purrs, prayers and healing energy to your sweet boy.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Healing thoughts and love are headed your way!

rottrover said...

Ugh. You've had enough sickness for a while. Hope the benedryl does the trick :-)

Jo's World said...

Poor little guy, he knew who to come to, didn't he?

Everybody else OK?

We're OK here and we shoveled snow today too.

Jo and Stella

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Paws crossed Taiko will be feeling better in the morning. He is very smart to head for help.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Asta said...

Thank dog Taiko is wif you and getting so much love and cawe I am cwossing my paws that his bweathing stays good and all of you stay healthy
PLEASE deew God take cawe of my fwiends
smoochie kisses

Sagira said...

I sure hope he feels better soon. No fun being sick. :(

haopee said...

Now you make me worried! I do hope Taiko is getting better. You did say he wasn't wheezing right? And his lungs are clear. What's important is it was immediately treated.

Get well soon, Snotty Taiko!