We are two sickies! 🙁
No loss of appetite, no lethargy, but a lot of regurgitation and loose bowel movements – except we are both sick in different ways.
Darcy: mine comes from the behind. It happened yesterday. It was so shocking that Mummy rushed me to the vet. Judy-Ann said it could have come from picking up food, or bacteria on a chewing bone. That’s it! The night before I was visiting Jessie and had picked up one of her old bones that she never uses. I spent a lot of time on it – that’s probably the answer. I picked up the bacteria and really upset my stomach. Embarrassing though. We have left four huge light yellow puddles on the pavements as Mummy had nothing to scoop them up with. :(.
We walked away quickly hoping no one saw the crime I had committed – or rather Mummy had committed because there’s a fine for not picking up dog poo. But when we walked back the same way, some kids have accidentally stepped in it. Thank goodness it rained last night and helped to clean the pavement. And I did it again this morning. But I think I have managed to get rid of the bug. I’m much better.
George: Not me. I’m so confused and do not understand what’s going on. I’ve been coughing and sneezing, retching up saliva and froth. A lot of kitchen towels required. I was told it’s kennel cough courtesy of Jaffa. She had been coughing since Monday and by yesterday she was hardly coughing any more and I had a playdate with her. By the evening I sounded like I was choking. Mummy gave me a biscuit and I ate it so she knew it wasn’t choking or I wouldn’t have wanted it.
I probably won’t be sleeping with Mummy tonight. 🙁 I’ll have to do all my coughing and retching behind a barrier.
All the time when I was on the streets I never got ill. Now I live the life of comfort and I have never felt so sick as I do now.
May’s comment: So this is what it’s like to have kids. Both of them getting ill at the same time. George can’t go out socialising and Darcy needs to go!
But through it all, I learnt a lot.
WARNING!!! Read no further if you feel disgusted with photos of poo and retching …
This was yesterday afternoon – at the very worst. I knew something was wrong when during the morning walk, Darcy after doing a pee and a regular poo, she wanted to go home. Very unlike her. We walked on because George was not done. And then she had the first indication that something was not right. Her second discharge was half liquid. She had not had a bad tummy since she started feeding raw.
The rest of the morning she sat by my feet and was quiet. We spent the day together and on our afternoon walk was when she shot out the largest puddle of pale yellow liquid. It happened again about 100 yards later. And again this morning.Took her to the vet and we started being conservative with Probotics and light meals. The vet thinks she had picked bacteria from chewing on an old bone at a friend’s house the night before. Just for precaution as it is the weekend coming up, we’re stocked up on antibiotics.
George’s kennel cough came from Jaffa. We thought she had already recovered but just a play date yesterday, he started coughing last night. I had heard kennel cough is very contagious but this was almost instant. Their symptoms are very similar. The first day was constant sneezing and coughing, retching more than 50 times. Easy to think he was choking on something at first. He used to retch in the mornings if he had an empty stomach so did not think much about it. But he had retched during the night … that was the beginning. By midday, he was constantly coughing and retching saliva and froth. And this was what I found after leaving George for 30 minutes – six retches. He must have had done about fifty and counting.Poor little guy, he sounds like an old man. He can’t lay down quietly even for a moment because he keeps coughing. He is going to be a very tired little guy tonight. And I’ll have to keep him inside a room tonight as he’ll be retching all night. As with Jaffa, it got better the next day. Let’s hope.
Note: must buy more kitchen towels!