Feeling a Bit Better

Riley seems to be feeling a little bit better.  She threw up on my bed this morning because she ate half of a corn cob out of the trash before Grandma could grab her.  So there was a nice half eaten corn cob on my quilt when I woke up this morning.  Her poops have firmed up nicely so she can probably start transitioning back to her dog food sometime tomorrow or Wednesday.

Thank you, everyone, for the kind words and the thoughts you’ve been sending our way!

The Well Wishes are Working

Riley still (unbelievably) has her pink bandage on her paw!  I can’t believe it has lasted this long.  We’re supposed to keep it on optimally until tomorrow night, but the vet said it could come off after a day as long as it wasn’t bleeding.  I’m going to make her leave it on until tomorrow night though because I don’t want another crime scene here…blood all over the floors and furniture…  🙂

I can tell Riley feels a lot better today.  She kept dropping a ball at my feet and she played with Chloe for a few minutes this morning.  She also played outside today shaking her rope toy, so her bandage is dirty…really dirty.  She’s started trying to lick it a little bit today but if I tell her “leave it” she stops.

I decided to wait to call the surgeon until her toe is a little bit better.  One thing at a time.  I’ll be gone out of town Friday and Saturday for my sister’s annual overnight birthday trip to Richmond, and my mom will be with us, so Riley will be staying home with her Grandpa and Chloe.

TRYING to rest…for 2 seconds.
I’m going to go there again…  Riley has “The Big D” (diarrhea) from her antibiotic.  The vet said to stop it for a few days and put her on a bland diet (chicken and rice…she’s going to LOVE it!!!) and see if the diarrhea stops.  I think she’ll be very depressed on Thursday when she can start back on her kibble.
Thank you everyone for the well wishes for Riley!!

100 (and 1) Posts!

I somehow forgot to mention in my last post, “Stinkerbell,” that it was my 100th blog post!  I can’t believe I forgot.  Anyway…

Riley has had diarrhea for the last 2 days.  Well, just really runny poop I think.  I tried finding her some pumpkin at the grocery store to firm her up, but they didn’t have any.  Apparently another grocery store in the area does have it though.  I gave her some brown rice last night for dinner and this morning for breakfast, so hopefully that’ll help until I can get some pumpkin.  Poor girl.  I leave to go out of town tomorrow morning, so my mom’s going to keep a good eye on the poopage situation and take her to the vet if needed.

Uh-oh, looks like she’s gotta go!
Oh…  She just wants to play!
It doesn’t really seem to be bothering her any…she’s still got PLENTY of energy and she’s not acting sick or anything.  Hopefully this will just pass over.  My only concern is that she rarely, if ever, has had runny poop/diarrhea for the almost year and a half that I’ve had her.  I’m sure she’ll be fine though.  She probably just ate something she shouldn’t have.