Good morning! I had a good weekend but with a little scare thrown in.
Last week Sullie had a one day episode of an upset stomach but it seemed to have quickly passed and she was acting like her normal self the following day. On Saturday she had another episode but much worse this time that included diarrhea, urinating and throwing up while she was alone. This is TOTALLY abnormal behavior for her so I called my dad in a tearful panic and swooped her up and off to the emergency vet.
There is nothing fun about the emergency vet. It was $100 just to walk into an exam room and they took Sullie away while they were examining and treating her. It did not make me feel comfortable because her normal vet always sees her with me in the room. The doctor came in said that it was likely that Sullie just had a GI bug but also FREAKED ME OUT and mentioned that there was a very small chance that she could be having seizures. She recommended that they run a full blood panel on her and take abdominal x-rays. I requested that we treat her symptomatically for a GI infection and told her I would follow up with her regular doctor if she didn’t improve. I would MUCH rather her be in the care of the doctor who has seen her for five years and not an emergency vet.
They gave her an injection of anti-nausea medicine, fluids under the skin and an antibiotic.
Sullie seems to be doing well and has had no further episodes of vomiting or diarrhea. I’m keeping my fingers AND toes crossed. She’s been acting like her usual sweet self loving on her toys and begging me for attention. She’s also LOVING that I’m cooking for her. The very first thing I do when she exhibits any stomach distress is to take her off of her dog food and put her on a gentle home cooked diet.
She’s been eating lots of oatmeal, rice, ground turkey, eggs and bananas.
Please say a little prayer for my girl that this is just a GI thing and nothing more serious! I have heard from someone else that there seems to be a little doggy stomach bug going around Charlotte so I hope it’s that.
In other weekend events…one of my friends hosted their second annual food truck party. They had the awesome Charlotte food truck The Herban Legend in their driveway doing all the food for the party. I had a black bean burger and a side of a couscous salad.
She also had the most delicious cupcakes from Cupcake Delirium with flavors like Maple Bacon, Biscoff and Copycat Hostess Cupcakes. (Side note…necklace is new from Erin McDermott and I love it! It’s the perfect piece to brighten up your look! She does it in a variety of different color combos.)
I had a Biscoff cupcake and YUM! It was a fun night with some of my most favorite people!
I spent Sunday morning teaching yoga and then went to Nolen Kitchen for brunch where I ordered the breakfast pita…again. It’s just too good!
The rest of Sunday consisted of taking a yoga class, cleaning, house projects and cooking up a big batch of homemade spaghetti sauce. I’ve been making this recipe for many years and it’s my favorite. Homemade spaghetti sauce tastes a million times better than the jarred stuff and is so easy.
If you missed my other weekend posts and are catching up…