Saturday, December 4, 2010


Today Zack, Pete and I were supposed to leave to visit my sister in Montana for the weekend, but our plans changed. Last night at about 2:30a.m. Zack started throwing up. Again at 7 a.m. He had a normal poop but I could tell he was in pain. We were at the vet clinic by 8 a.m. this morning. His symptoms reminded me of when he was a puppy and all his health issues and I was worried it was back. He has been so healthy for about a year and seemed fine when we went to bed - I just don't understand it. Anyways, my vet gave him a good check over and said she thinks it is a bad flare up of inflammatory bowels. She gave him three shots to help with pain, vomiting and acid and sent us home to keep an eye on him. Zack then gave us another scare by shaking uncontrollably and after checking with Zack's vet again, thank god that has settled down. It is about 12:30 p.m. now and Zack seems to be comfortable -no more vomiting, no more shaking, just very quiet (which is partly due to the drugs which had a sedative in it). Now we just have to keep him quiet and on meds for the next few days and see how he goes. If it continues or he gets worse this weekend, it may mean Xrays, blood work and heaven forbid another trip to Calgary Western Vet Clinic.

I love my little brown dog and thought his health issues were all behind us, but I guess it is something that will flare up once in a while and we will just have to deal with it. Poor Zacky.


onecollie said...

oh Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear this!
I hope Zack continues to improve,he is a tough little guy ....

marley said...

Oh deer, Zack. I am sorry to ear about your trubbles. I ope you is feelin better when you read this.