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Catie Caitlin

Golden Retriever and cancer

Catie Caitlin

A better weekend maybe?

July 30th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

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Ok. I have to say, on behalf of Catie and Riley, this has been a lousy week.

Tuesday. 3 AM. Wake up to the sound of Riley barking. In my stupor, I’m confused because it’s not the same bark he makes if someone’s on the street outside the house. I think: OMG, maybe it’s Catie. Run downstairs. He’s sitting by the back door, obviously wanting to go out. Bad. He has never, in five years, ever barked to be let outside.

He has several very urgent, very watery movements.

5:00 AM. More barking. More nasty stuff.

Tuesday PM Come home to a mess all over the floor. Riley is mortified. It’s boiled hamburger and rice time.

Wednesday. Makes it to 5 AM before he hollers. Come home to another mess. Poor guy.

Thursday. Same deal except now Catie’s got the nasties too.

Friday. Riley’s not much better; to add to it all, Catie’s thrown up a couple of times. Off to the vet to get checked. Homeward bound minus $210. (small change compared to other veterinary expenditures this year) and some medications: something to coat their stomachs and some antibiotics and instructions to collect a stool sample from one or the other and bring back to check for parasites. This is definitely a task on hubby’s to-do list.

On a positive note, however, because Catie shares the same miserable symptoms as Riley, this bout of illness can’t be because of the cancer.

Here’s hoping they both start feeling better soon.

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6 Comments so far ↓

  • Ginger

    OMD! I hate it when I’m sick. But it sounds like there is no chance it’s cancer related, so that’s great news. Load up on the hamburger and rice and take it easy this weekend. I’ll be thinking of you both.

  • sambuca

    Bleh…no fun…for anyone involved. 🙁 Hoping everything dries up and everyone can return to their normal habits!

  • etgayle

    nothings worse than a churning belly and a runny butt hole….hope riley and catie get to feeling better soon. paws crossed for relief!!!

    gayle & charon

  • anyemery

    We’re keeping all fingers and paws crossed that Riley and Catie’s tummies feel better FAST! Does pumpkin help? That seemed to help Zuzu a little when she had runny poop last month – but then it may not have been the same thing.
    Holly, Zuzu and Susan

  • jerry

    Oh very interesting. We need to hear more about what this was.
    So sorry you had to be the clean up crew. Yikes! Hope they feel better by now.

  • jakesmom

    You poor things… It’s no fun having the splats! 🙁 … and it’s definitely not fun for your mommy to clean that up either… Icky!

    Hope the meds kick in soon, and the hamberger and rice too… Feel better soon Catie and Riley!!!

    Angel Jake and Wolfie’s Mom

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