Well I think Tatum is getting better. I’ve been worried sick about her for days now, so much so that I haven’t been able to sleep well. It’s been a week since I got home and she acted spooked and afraid.
Last night, Tuesday, I went home from work early and fed the pack. Then took Jet and Tatum for a walk to see if Tatum would poop. And, fortunately, she did. The vet, on Monday, took an ultrasound and x-rays of her to see if she could see any blockage or anything else that was wrong. She said Tatum’s liver looked small, but that may or may not mean anything. And her bowels were just filled with stool. So I was worried about her pooping. I’m glad she finally pooped Tuesday night. Tatum is a stealth pooper and usually we are not able to watch her poop. But on walks she’ll poop so I’m glad she did. Her poop was big and black and firm. But I don’t know if it was all that was inside her. I just don’t know how to tell, but it seemed like there was a lot more in her that came out.
But her spirits are a bit better. She doesn’t seem as spooky or afraid. She’s not avoiding me or my husband by leaving the room we are in. She’s still eating fine and drinking okay. She hasn’t thrown up since Monday. I wonder if the anti-nausea meds the vet gave her helped, too. She’s also on antibiotics for a while.
I’ll be convinced she is fine once I get home and she’s biting me on the but again. She has been growling at the other dogs again so that’s a good sign. I just want her to be her regular bratty self soon. I just adore her so much. And I hope she’ll be up for agility soon too. Maybe, if she’s feeling better, we can go train on Friday if we have time.
4 thoughts on “I Think Tatum Is Getting Better”
Glad Tatum is doing better. Its always so horrible to know your dog isn’t acting right, especially when the vet says they can’t see anything wrong.
Get some sleep, I hear ya.
WOW, I am so glad she is feeling better, it really sounded like she was not feeling well and that always is so hard to see, but how glorious to see her feeling better!
just checking out your collie blog! I’m adding you to my blog list 🙂