Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Poor Cooper

Today was a horrible start, well really in all honesty it started last night. Craig and I awoke several times to find poor Cooper having things come out of both ends if you know what I mean. About every hour I was awaken by either a smell or a sound of him releasing something and up I went to clean up the mess. Eventually we put him in the bathroom after he managed to go everywhere on the carpet. As soon as morning hit, Cooper was not getting any better and we could see blood in his vomit. We immediately took him to the vet. After hours had gone by, finally I received a phone call that told me Cooper had a parasite. The poor guy is at the vet and staying there overnight. I have been worried sick all day over him, and even managed to spill several bouts of tears when looking at his toys laying around are apartment.
The doc at the vet said Cooper is reacting really well to the medicine and he will now more tomorrow by noon when they do more lab work on him. I am unsure how to take this news, I keep thinking positive and that the doc would tell me if something were seriously wrong with him. I feel so bad for the little guy, how he got this bug we are unsure of. I know for one thing it will be a LONG night of hoping for Cooper's strength to shine through to help him survive.
Cooper and my Mom on Friday
Cooper and I on Friday at my parents house
Grocery shopping today, I managed to snag some of these little wonderfuls up. They are called "Ice," and they come in all flavors such as Lemon Lime, Blackberry Pomegranate, Grapefruit, etc. I love them and even better they were 10 for 10! I added a taco with the drink, and yes YIKES I used a white flour tortilla and not whole wheat. Craig had them left over from tacos last week, and I figured I would try to use them up.
My workout for the day was pretty much a blur. I was so concerned about Cooper and was awaiting the phone call from the vet so I kept looking at my phone while I was on the TM. I managed to knock out a speedy 4 miler (thank you beer this weekend from all the excess carbs you have given me to help me run faster lol) and finished off with P90x Arms and Shoulders workout.
Have you ever had a pet that became very ill, how did you deal?
Do you always stick to whole wheat or do you step outside of the healthy box and enjoy white floured products as well??


  1. ohhhh no! COOPER. Praying for your pup and thinking of you! I totally know how you feel. I had a similar experience with my pup where she was sick like that. I took her in and they gave her an IV and some meds and she was better in about a week but it seriously terrified me and I was WORRIED SICK about her all the time. Okay...sending positive thoughts your way. Hoping for very good news tomorrow. I am sure they are taking extra good care of Cooper tonight and that he will be back to himself in no time!

  2. One time my dog got stung by a bee.. that was a bad day for him. Luckily, that has been the only experience so far. We've only had him for a year though. As far as the flours go I try and always go for whole wheat if I have a choice but I'm not going to not eat something if it's made with white flour.

  3. My dog is named Cooper too! Poor pup!!! I hope he feels better :)

  4. Cooper, I hope you feel better very soon!!!