Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Dad & Norm Are Back

Normandy and Dad got back home this afternoon.  I didn't get all joyful when I saw them.  I just relaxed and was happy they were home.  

Nothing really stood out to the vet from the scan or looking up Norm's nose.  We will have to wait until the results come in from the lab.  Why they need a labrador retriever to tell them what is going on with Norm is beyond me.

We have several things to post about, but that will have to wait until tomorrow.  

Dog Speed


Monday, August 28, 2023

Nose Bleed

Normandy and Norm are off to Lead ER in Cooper City today.  It all started with Norm having a slight on Tuesday, 14 August.  Dad used some peroxide.  Wednesday it got worse.  We were off to see our vet on Thursday but they were closed.  So we saw the emergency vet that are about 40 mins away.  They couldn't see the bleed because it was further up the nose.  The vet gave me some Amoxicillin/Clavulanate (Clavamox) and EPINEPHrine.  Early Saturday Norm bled again.  We left home around 1:30 AM to Emergency Vet again.  We got some Yunnan Baiyao and more EPHINEPHrine to use as needed.

Things would improve, then take a step backwards.  With no great improvement by Monday morning, an appointment at Lead ER was set up.  The nosebleeds have lessened significantly since early this week, but Dad is keeping the appointment.  

The entire time there has been no change in Norm's appetite, mood or energy.  It has just been he gets a nosebleed, then stop it will stop bleeding.  The ones on 16 and 17 August were about the size of the palm of my hand.  Lead ER can't give a timeline on when Norm will come home until they look at him.  Hopefully, we'll be back later today.  Norm has a good appetite, spirits and a normal stool. No significant nose bleeds this weekend. 

Gemini is doing fine.  Expect she will be barking and carrying on when we leave.  Some dog park friends will be picking her up later in the day.  She will stay with them and their pup.  

Dad is keeping an eye on the weather too.

Dog Speed,

Gemini & Normandy