No time for a proper post this morning due to puppy stuff.
I'm actually at work now and have a moment, so here's an update on Gumbo ...
After a good morning yesterday, he had some nausea and was pretty listless for most of the day. Emma babysat him instead of going to work, she did an excellent job of caring for him.
He wasn't eating or drinking after the nausea episode, so our big fear was dehydration.
Last night, I set my cell phone alarm clock to wake me up every two hours. Then I made a nest for Gumbo and myself on the kitchen floor. I gave him a midnight snack of Gatorade and then he and I curled up for the evening.
Every two hours, I woke up and gave him Gatorade and the Nutri-Cal gel. At 3:00 am, he stood up after the Gatorade, walked over to his water bowl and drank deeply.
THAT was pretty thrilling!
Later, around 5:00 am, he drank a bowl of canned chicken broth and was perky (not his normal perky) during our walk to see the chickens. I took him to see the chickens because he loved chasing them before he became so sick.
I wanted to give him some incentive to hurry up and get better... "Gumbo", I said, "These chickens are getting fat without you chasing them into the trees. They need you."
He wagged his tail, so I know he understood.
He's home with an experienced RN (Mrs. FC) today so I know he's being coddled and spoiled.
That is as it should be.
I just wanted to update you on Gumbo since so many kind thoughts have been sent from you to this little pup.
It is much appreciated.
Today is Junior's first ever High School Football game (a jamboree) so I won't be able to blog properly this evening.
I'm hoping that tomorrow morning I can get up and actually blog about Florida again.