The good... Johnny got his wheels in!! As soon as we opened them and set him in he took off to the door. He could not get out fast enough, he's so happy and free in them! Eddie's wheels did a great job, they fit like a glove.
The bad...The very next day Jason and I step outside to build a compost box(which excites me way more than it should) and I put Johnny in the yard with the other dogs to play and run. That evening he didn't eat (RED FLAG) the boy has never turned down a meal. We had big plans for him the next morning which we decided against since he was sickly. We had decided to bring him to New Orleans with us to the Black Keys concert (Jackson's FAVORITE band, crazy I know). It was an outdoor concert, the weather was great and we found out it was a family event so we thought he would do great. Little did we know he was very sick, good thing we left him behind.
|Jackson sang along and had a blast but would have had more fun with his lil buddy. Johnny would have had fun too, there were SO many little kiddos around and Pit bulls are accepted pretty well in NOLA. Next time!|
|All he did was sleep and wimper for days...so sad.|
So Johnny doesn't eat for several days but he does drink alot so I don't panic. After several days I bring him to get checked out for a possible bowl obstruction. The vet doesn't seem to worry about it and gave him anti nausea meds then sent us home. I'm not really ok with this but I don't what else to do at this point, I'm very confused. Reluctantly, I give him the meds and only feed him a tiny bit and pump lots of electrolytes in him. Something is not right, I felt that meds were not the answer, yes it stopped the nausea but I wanted to know WHY he was nauseated.
Of course he feels better over the course of the next few days but then the meds run out. He immediately stops eating and is just not "right". We are now going on two weeks of this off and on. He is becoming super skinny and weak. I decide that I won't be going back to the vet here and had an idea that I would try, if it didn't work then off to LSU we would go.
|NEVER has the boy turned down food.|
My crazy idea?? My Chinese medicine doctor!(who is brilliant) Yes, I called her and told her what was going on. She asked when his last BM was and I said about a week ago. She explained that until he gets everything out he will not want to put anything in. She then gave me tea to give him to help clean him out. I asked if I could guasha him too and she said absolutely! (If you're not familiar with guasha then google it, it's amazing! I guasha myself, hubby, kids and now my dogs as well!)
The UGLY...the very next morning I heard him bark at the door and I knew instantly he was better. Sure enough, he had a major blowout along with a wad of "stuff"...yes, a bowel obstruction!
|Your guess is as good as mine!|
I definitely see a little army man leg, and wire maybe? fishing line possibly? And wool or stuffing of some sort.
Where did he get this from you ask? I've no clue?! We keep the yard pretty clean, AND we were keeping an eye on him while we were building that really cool compost (composting excites me so!).
So after two weeks of eating very little and feeling horrible he instantly felt better and was begging for food like his old self!
We are so bummed that he missed the road trip and concert BUT we are so relieved that he is back to his old self and feeling good! Now I have a skinny lil pup to fatten up!
|This was just an hour or so after "THE" B.M. He is begging for soup, and yes I saved him some :)|