I thank everyone for listening to this so far, and your sympathy and interest.
Today I'm feeling a little stronger, emotionally.
Angus is still improving. His eye is looking more normal all the time. He got up this morning and did his usual fast tippy-toe to the food bowl, and that made me smile.
He is having a little trouble with his movements. He's never been able to go unless he goes on a walk. Won't go in the backyard usually, and needs a long walk to be able to go. He usually does it about half a mile into it. I took him yesterday at lunch, and finally got a poo. Kevin took him on the usual short one this morning, but no poo, so I took him back out for the full version before work and he was able to go.
However, his last two movements have been very unusual for him. Very soft, and a yellow-y color. I'm thinking it must be the meds? They put him on a ridiculously expensive antibiotic that I don't remember the name of now. Begins with a P. I'd never heard of it. He's also taking Tramadol for pain, but I'll probably stop that after tonight.
As far as clarity, Mom is gradually piecing together what unfolded and how this happened. She is getting information out of Dad a little at a time. This has to be done very slowly and carefully, like defusing a bomb, so it's taken several days to get the whole story. He's freaked out about them now, and has renounced his former assessment of them as "big pets" to "dangerous dogs." Anyway. Mom is going to check on something at home tonight, and if she comes up with the answer we think she will, this is all going to be VERY explainable. While their reaction was still over the top, if what we think happened did indeed happen, I will certainly be able to understand it a little better.
Last edited by AngusFangus; 03-04-2010 at 05:34 PM.
Sorry you're going through all this, Connie, and I hope you find a comfortable reason and solution for it.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
Glad everyone is improving at your house. I'm so curious to hear what your mom finds out. Still thinking about you all.
Leigh, Clarence and Fitzgerald
I am glad Angus is improving. I do hope you can figure this out.
Glad to hear Angus is doing better. The poo issues are likely the result of the meds and maybe compounded by stress, I know antibiotics do a number on my GI tract. Maybe give him a little probiotic active culture yogurt as a treat if he's not lactose intolerant. I also hope that getting a fuller understanding of what happened helps you - it won't make an iota of difference in how the boys interact with one another once they're back together, but hopefully it will go some way towards helping you let go of resenting Simon.
Sounds like the story is going to come together and make sense. As to the poops, it's probably the antibiotic as many of them have gastrointestinal side effects. I'll keep you and the pups in my prayers.
Bayou Bay's Jeb's Trouble Too, RN, CGC
Connie, you can't give us a teaser like that and not tell us what you think happened!
Also, where are the pics of poor Angus.
Hang in there, I'm sure this will all work out in the end. Sending continued good thoughts your way.
connie are you giving him a probiotic? that would be good for him right now, too.
and you have me on the edge of my seat waiting for the "rest of the story", paul harvey. lol
We gave Charlotte Iams Prostora over the summer when she was on antibiotics, Purina also makes one, Fortiflora. They're supposed to be enterically coated to make it through the stomach to where they belong. Who knows if they actually do, but if you have any interest, I've got a bunch of Fortiflora packets I can send down to you - they're just hanging out here.
Glad to hear you're all feeling a little better today, and hope you get the answer you were looking for soon.
Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. - Cree prophecy
You guys are so funny: I didn't mean to leave you hanging! Well, maybe I did a little bit. I am waiting for Mom to get home and see if something is missing from her freezer. I do have a picture of Angus I will post, that I took after we got home from the vet.