Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Penny and colitis

Penny spent the weekend squatting and trying to poo, to little avail.

I think my vet thinks I'm a tiny bit obsessive, seeing I told him she tried nineteen times and produced one soft poo at three am Sunday morning, a soft sausage four inches long. He wondered whether I might have miscounted. Might she have tried twenty times?

No, I consulted my notes and assured him it was nineteen.

Hmm...maybe I could lighten up a little on the note-taking.

Anyway, the long and the short of it is that through the whole ordeal - well, an ordeal for her overly worried human - she was in good spirits, gobbling up the chicken and rice soup I served her and having fun with her doggy pals.

She's had a couple of injections today and will be on anti-biotics for five days.

Let's hope it clears up well.


Mary said...

What, no pictures?
I hope she recovers well now.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our mom would have been counting too! Who wants to see their furkid in distress?!
We're sending you lots of AireZen, Penny! We hope the antibiotics work for you very soon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

parlance said...

Mary, since most of the interesting action took place in the middle of the (rainy!) night, I didn't get a chance to photograph it.

parlance said...

Maggie and Mitch, thanks!!

curator said...

Oh dear! Get better Penny, don't let Parlance (and all of us) fret over you!

parlance said...

Thanks, Curator! Penny seems lots better today and even enjoyed a walk in the park.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, poor Penny!! I'm behind with visiting friends and only just read this now...hope the antibiotics start working soon!

Honey the Great Dane

parlance said...

Honey, she seems better, but I think the medication itself makes her tired. It certainly makes her thirsty.