a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: After West Valley--Me Sick/Remington Sick

Monday, August 26, 2002

After West Valley--Me Sick/Remington Sick

Backfill: 11/10/02 Well, I'm glad I'm not trying to compete today, because my nose runneth over and my head appendages are so stuffed they're likely to explode. Bleah. Definitely the next stage of this cold that's been going thru stages all weekend.

Just got back from the Vet. Karey, you said you thought Rem was acting like he had a cold; Debbie, you noticed the horking like Rem was choking on something. Horking is a bit worse today. Vet says the coughing/horking sounds like bronchitis. Also, Rem is a bit dehydrated (I know he was drinking over the weekend, but not sure about most of today), and he did refuse dinner last night and had diarrhea this morning, so not sure whether that's consistent with bronchitis.

But no temperature, nothing seems sore, nothing else wrong that the vet can tell. Doing blood tests, though, which we'll have back tomorrow a.m. Vet said the same thing that Karey did, which is that he doesn't look sore, he just looks like he feels absolutely miserable.

If it is viral bronchitis, it's probably been contagious the last couple of days and odds are good that one of my other dogs--or dogs sharing hotel room, drinking water, and car--might come down with it in the next 2-3 weeks.

SOOOO I'll be so depressed if our fun weekend ends up with me getting you sick & Rem getting your dog sick! Ar--

And I have to keep my fingers crossed, too; our next trial isn't for 3 weeks, but if either of my other dogs starts making that nasty horking coughing sound, vet says I better keep them home.

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