My husband and I have a hard time believing that we’ve had Artie for 7 years! Time sure flies and we are so grateful to have Artie in our lives. Adopting our first dog wasn’t any easy decision. I was mainly worried about my allergies, but I’m sure there were other worries. Lucky for us, we had a lot of support in the decision.
Our friend, Tami, was the owner/breeder of both Artie and Buddy. When we first found out Artie was available for adoption, she really encouraged us to adopt him. She KNEW what joy he would bring to our lives. She KNEW there was a missing piece in our lives. She KNEW this would help two people who were unable to have children.
She was right! So much so that Artie lead to Buddy and Buddy lead to Coby (ABC). Three is a handful, don’t get me wrong, but we can’t imagine life without any of them.
Today would have been Tami’s 54 birthday on earth. It was about 2 years ago that Tami was taken from earth into Heaven. It was a terrible car accident that took her life, her husband’s, and her 3-year-old granddaughter’s. We know Tami is in a better place, but it’s still heartbreaking. We love and miss Tami and Ron very much. Thanks for giving us two pieces of you (Artie and Buddy). We are forever grateful.
Buddy is my poser! I can ask him to sit for a picture and he does so just to hear,”Good boy, Buddy!” I love that he is so photogenic. It makes our Instagram account simply adorable. By the way, have you checked out our Instagram? If you love adorable dogs, especially Yorkies, then check it out and follow us! Here is a sample of Buddy pics!
It’s been a crazy week here at the ABC household. Artie has been suffering with terrible allergies. His eyes are runny and red, and the left eye is partially closed. I called the vet and set up an appointment, only to have to cancel it due to an appointment for myself. So Artie continues to suffer…although the eye rinse and Children’s Benedryl brings some relief. He will see the vet Monday morning.
Coby was our bigger concern. Coby wasn’t acting normal on Sunday. He couldn’t get comfortable, wouldn’t eat, and his stomach kept making lots of noises. On Monday, he appeared to feel a little better and ate some food. It was Tuesday morning that I discovered he had bright red blood in his runny stool. I immediately called the vet and took him in to get examined. While at the vet, he threw up three times, two times it was nothing but a pile of bright red blood.
After ruling out any type of worm, the vet discovered two of his bacteria levels were high. He was in rough shape so that vet encouraged me to hospitalize him. Reluctantly, I left him there around 11 am. They gave him IV fluids, medication to stop the vomiting and diarrhea, Pepcid, and antibiotics. He didn’t have any more vomiting or diarrhea after that point so I was able to pick him up from the vet at 5:30 pm that same day. They kept his IV port in his leg overnight just in case he needed fluids again the next day.
After a really good night of sleep with mommy and daddy, Coby was still really tired and weak the next day. I took him back to the vet and they gave him some fluids under the skin and another shot of Pepcid. Pepcid helps with the intestinal bleeding.
So today, Thursday, is a better day. Cody ate well and had his first bowel movement since Tuesday. It was solid but covered with dark blood (which is better than bright red). He has also been more active. We will continue his antibiotic, Pepcid, and probiotic until he visits the doctor next Friday, May 20. We pray that everything is cleared up by then and that he will be back to his normal happy self!
It’s been some week!!!
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