Sickly Lily

Lily | October 2014.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily | October 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

We’ve been a little preoccupied this week with Lily. She was vomiting with diarrhea on Sunday. On Monday we visited our trusted vet bright and early and got a fluid pack, some antibiotics, probiotics and cerenia tablets. The vomit luckily stopped on Monday morning, but not before I laundered varied dog beds and blankets twice. Her appetite didn’t return until Tuesday and then left again Wednesday. Luckily she seems to have it back today (Thursday); the boiled chicken helped though she did even uncharacteristically shy away from chicken those first two days. Her energy levels were low and she was very lethargic most of the week, but today she seems to be closer to normal. She’s a shy and shaky dog to begin with, but when she’s not feeling well it just seems more intense for me because I’m unsure if those shakes are from regular excitement or pain. Lily is a petite, fragile-looking 7 pound dachshund. At that weight, I treat her a little more like porcelain than the others because I worry how much her little body can handle at a time. I’m happy to report that the rollercoaster of a week is almost at an end. I don’t want to be premature but finally, she seems healthier and happier. Let’s just hope it’s here to stay, and we can resume our focus on more fun things like the weekend. We’re not certain of the cause. The other two are perfectly fine and normal. We did visit the beach twice late last week so we think perhaps she ate something she shouldn’t have. Dachshunds always keep us busy.

Lily | October 2014.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily | October 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Okay dachshund friends that’s the latest from us. Please don’t forget to check our friends at Pet My; 5% of all sales this week only will be donated to our charity DOGS. Just please remember to use the promo code: RUFUS. If you haven’t already visited the online retailer, they have lots of wonderfully affordable dachshund centric stuff for both our hot dogs and their humans. It’s a perfect week to start early on some holiday shopping while also contributing to us, one of your favorite places on the web for your daily dose of dachshund. Thank you!

Lily | October 2014.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily | October 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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9 Responses to Sickly Lily

  1. Joy says:

    Very happy to hear she’s on the mend and that nightmare is over. She’s so tiny, it probably doesn’t take much to make her sick.

  2. sharon Denitto says:

    so glad she is on the mend….we all hate when our little doxies get ill,,,,,

  3. Nancy Miller says:

    You go girl!! Nicky is praying for you. Really. We went for the blessings of animals Sunday in honor of St. Francis.

  4. Keep the faith Lily. People around you love you and will take care of you. Get well. Best wishes from the Netherlands 😉

  5. Jennifer Liu says:

    Get well little Lilly

    Sent from my iPhone


  6. Poor Lily. I hope that she gets to feeling better. She is so tiny. Hugs to her.

  7. lauri T says:

    Get better and stay healthy little Lily..

  8. Jennifer Liu says:

    How is lily doin?

    Sent from my iPad


  9. Denise Beard says:

    Been gone for the past week & without internet so just getting to all my emails. I am so sorry to hear that Lily is not feeling well. Is there an update???

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