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Friday, May 21, 2010

I Should Have “Listened”

Mothers Day eve, we had a call from Erika, she’s bringing Isaiah to us as she needs to take Evie to the immediate care center….spiked a fever, barky breathing and lethargic….go, go go!

Turns out the little lady had/has RSV, pneumonia & bronchitis!  She’d been a bit clingy through the week, needing more sleep but nothing else to raise alarms.  We thought teething or a growth spurt.  Then another (scary) trip to the ER 4 am Monday as she was really struggling to breathe.   They ended up with a bag of Meds and a nebulizer.  Boy was she a trouper about the nebulizer.  I think it only took one  treatment for her to realize it helped & she didn’t fight it at all. 

They say hind sight is 20/20 & we should have known something was up because Buddy is pretty good with the kids but not this good!retakes 004 He had stayed with her &  followed her through out the house all day.retakes 006

The kids pet & love on him & he’s pretty patient with them but, he’s 13.  He generally hides under the table when Evie’s  here…unless she is eating…then he’s under the highchair mooching.

So, when he was actually staying with her it was odd, this shocked me…I grabbed the camera as I wasn’t sure the others would believe me.   They say animals sence more than we do….I guess I should have “listened”   Evie’s doing much better, 4.5 lbs lighter but much better!

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  1. Ooh poor thing! And kudos to the dog. We can't always know they are sick, children never tell you do they :( Glad she's on the mend!

  2. Hindsight is always 20/20, but don't kick yourself to hard. You caught it and she is getting better. She probably loved that Red was patient and let her lie on him all day.

  3. Sue & Evy, thank you! Shes doing great, we forget how fast they can crash and how quickly they bounce back. If only we recoved that fast!

  4. I am always amazed at our animals and how they sense things. When my 11 year old dog had to be put to sleep 4 years ago, I did a lot of crying. Just 6 months before, we had adopted our Lab Patrick. I was sitting on the couch bawling over the death of my little dog and Patrick walked over to me, put the front half of his (70 lbs!) body in my lap. One paw on either side of my waist and his head on my chest. He was HUGGING me! It was amazing and made me fall head over in love with him! :)

  5. Wow Kati, that RSV is a scary one. I have a nephew that's had more trips to the ER, even via life flight because of it. He now has asthma. I'm praying Evie stays better.
    What a wonderful friend Buddy is.
    And by the way, Evie is a doll.

  6. Glad to hear that Evie is doing better. Dogs are amazing, aren't they?!

  7. I used to wonder if animals were more evolved than humans! But then I decided they are just more "in the moment" than we are and that enables them to tune into what is happening right now.


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