Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Did last weekend really happen?

Murphy's not just better, he's astoundingly better.  Better than anyone had any right to expect. His recovery was not a fluke. He's still an old dog, don't get me wrong, but he's amazingly alert and happy, and with a hugely revived appetite.  He's like a mere lad of 12 again!

He IS still refusing to use the pee pee pads while I'm at work, but did I mention the floor was a stroke of brilliance, and that the Swiffer Wet Jet is my new best friend?

Now we need to try to get his weight up - he's gone from skinny to emaciated - and see if we can achieve a solid poopie. He's still pooping liquid, but he's doing that outside.  He's fighting the nasty tasting metronidazole again. He's going to the door when I suggest a walk.

I'm glad I had witnesses to his grave condition over the weekend, because otherwise I'd accuse myself of exaggerating.

7 comments:

KatyaR said...

Such good news!

MKH said...

That is wonderful! Keep up the good work Murphy. Will he eat banana (not a lot)? It will help his poop and possible add a little weight, besides it is a treat for most dogs. Hugs to you all.

Karen said...

Murphy obviously isn't ready to pass on his title of bossy little dog! I'm so happy for you that you have this time with him.

Joan said...

Whew, Murphy! Glad you're on the mend!

Jan said...

So happy he is feeling better!

Anonymous said...

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog !!

Murphy proves that proverb.

Gae, in Callala Bay

Anonymous said...

You have no idea how fearful I was to check here! Just sick, not dying. What a relief!

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