Sick Puppy

21 Aug

My puppy is sick. Really, really sick. I spent 3 hours in the ER with her tonight– just curled up around her dino and I don’t honestly know if she is going to make it. I want to tell Lovely, but I don’t know– especially given the whole trying to respect her not wanting me in her life; and how little it mattered to her about the whole death bed shooter situation (which I did tell her– so I guess there is peace in that. She knows how I feel about her, beyond a doubt I think).

But obviously, that doesn’t matter. So if how I felt with super dangerous situation isn’t relevant to her– would she really care about my dog?

We did raise her together. 

I might have killed my dog. I don’t know yet. I clipped her toenail too short, and she was whimpering and sad and wouldn’t stop crying. I quickly googled “Is it alright to give dog asprin or ibuprofen?” and the answer was yes it is okay.

Apparently they are not the same thing. Ibuprofen is a toxic poison to dogs. This 24 hrs has been rough.

Lovely told me last night she didn’t want to talk to me anymore. I spent the whole night in tears– to the point where I ACTUALLY dehydrated myself and ended up passing out today from dehydration. My dog spent all last night and all today vomiting everything– couldn’t keep down water, food, anything. Every hour, all night. I came home from work, and she was covered in vomit shaking. I gave her three baths today. She’s been moaning. She still likes her ball though.

Ibuprofen causes liver failure, bleeding stomach, and kidney failure in dogs. I took her to the vet– and apparently most of the damage is done in the first hour. It has been more than 24 hours, and all we can do is keep giving her fluids and just hoping she vomited it out before the ibuprofen permanently damaged her kidneys. She doesn’t feel well and just nuzzles in the crook of my arm with her head in my shoulder. They gave her some fluids under her scruff, a shot to stop her from vomiting– but the issue isn’t keep down fluids. It is if the tissue is damaged, she’ll stop drinking and eating, and her body will shut down. I am terrified.

I am so worried. I don’t know what to do. I love this little dog. 


2 Responses to “Sick Puppy”

  1. Chocolate Covered Race Medals August 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    I hope your dog is OK! We’ve been dealing with a chronically sick dog for the past 9 months and it’s awful!

    • smalltasks August 22, 2013 at 3:49 am #

      I stayed home with her today from work because I was terrified she’d die alone if I left her. She is the saddest little thing still, curled up in my arm making little whimpering noises 😦 Has kept down a little food and water, but not in the clear yet. She is a sad nug!

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