The stomping ground of Ramsay the Dachshund!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

under the weather

dear diary,
HELP!  i've been exposed to some sort of toxic chemical as part of an experiment they were doing at the jail! i think the jailers put something in my water 'cuz i don't feel so good.  BBD and Hubert have been on the phone working together 'round the clock to make me better.  mom and dad have been pretty good at keeping me warm with cuddle therapy.  i'm very sleepy, so i'll have to finish this la---
zzzzzzzzzzzzz...
getting a massage from BBD just before dozing off...


During the day or two following his time at the boarding place, Ramsay started acting differently.  He refused to "speak", and when he did, his bark was hoarse.  He was lethargic, and lumbered to fetch toys - instead of his usual reckless-abandon gallop.  We nearly had to drag him during his walks because he lagged behind, with frequent rest breaks and lots of sniffing around.  His stools were mostly solid, but occasionally loose.  It was clear that our little snausage was ill, but we weren't sure exactly what it was, or what to do.  


At that point, we both went into doctor-mode:  based on his symptoms and a little internet investigation, the best we could surmise was that dogbert had a viral infection.  We gave him lots of TLC and supportive care and watched for a day or two, with the option to bring him to the emergency vet if he got precipitously worse.  Thankfully, symptoms improved and he's now back at baseline.  The one good thing that occurred while he was sick?  He DEMANDED EXTRA CUDDLE TIME - a wish NewMama and I were more than happy to grant!

5 comments:

cheyne923 said...

I'm so glad he is feeling better, that headline worried me at first!
Teagan and Melinda

AMY ANN said...

Cuddle time is the best. Glad you are feeling better.

docsdox said...

THANKS GUYS! mom and dad say that i'm too ornery to be sick for long! hee-hee!

-ramsay

Amy said...

Glad you are feeling better Ramsay!!

*Jasper

docsdox said...

thanks, jasper! hope ur napperz was a good one!