Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sherman Vet Visit

When Dad woke up at O'Dark Thirty, he saw a tired Sherman that was up for a walk..  Uncle Sherman uncharacteristically didn't set the pace and was slow.  About 2/3 of the way through the Sherman decided to rest.  When we got home, Sherman still wasn't hungry or thirsty.  Dad told me we were definitely going to see Doc Waddell.   Dad went to work but came back early, because he just kept thinking about Sherman. Sherman was still not himself. A couple hours later, we got in the Collie Mobile and headed off to our vet.

Doc Waddell checked Sherman out.  He felt his tummy, did blood tests and took his temperature.  Doc said Sherman was running a temperature of 104 F, which made Dad worried until he found out dogs normally have a temperature of 102 F.  We found out the blood test showed no surprises.  Sherman got an x-ray, which we will see the results tomorrow.  Sherman was dehydrated, so he got an IV for fluids and a shot of medicine to break the fever.  While Sherman wasn't with us I whined and carried on.  I even jumped up on Dad and told him I was worried.  Dad did his best to console me, but I was worried.  When Sherman finally got out of the back room, my tail wagged.  Dad got some pills to give Sherman too.
They Gave Sherman a Cute Bandage
Doc told Dad to get some soft food to make a broth for Sherman tonight. That will hopefully get his tummy back in action.  Dad has to watch Sherman's water intake and make sure he takes it easy.

After we got home, Dad spent some time with both of us, then I got to go to Angel Paws while Sherman stayed home.  I played some, but I thought about our Sherman.  When we got home, I went up to him to make sure he felt better.  Sherman looks a lot better and we'll be keeping a close eye on him the next few days.

Dog Speed,


1 comment:

Dawn said...

Oh no! We're worried about Sherman too! He doesn't feel good, poor boy. I hope the vet can figure it out. I also hope he didn't eat anything he wasn't supposed to! We will keep him in our prayers.