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08 July 2010 @ 12:05 am
Cooper...  
So, we just got home from our first late night emergency vet visit. :P Cooper was doing a lot of puking all evening (I think he must've puked 7 or 8 times throughout the course of the night...) and with visions of Sydney and her liver disease stuck in our heads... we didn't want to take any chances. AND the fact that I noticed this evening that Cooper had eaten the large nose off his toy hedgehog and we weren't able to locate it anywhere made us worry that he had some kind of obstruction...

He puked several times, wouldn't eat or drink water after that and whined a lot. So, not wanting to take any chances, we took him in.

Of course, as soon as we made a move to leave the house, Cooper gained some sort of energy and began getting excited about the car ride and started wagging his tail and jumping for his leash... Which confused us since he had just been walking around puking, whining, and looking unhappy just minutes before. :P

Our vet's office,... to their credit, are SUCH wonderful people. They were SO nice to Cooper and felt for obstructions in his throat, stomach, and lower intestines. They said they wouldn't be able to tell anything conclusively without x-rays, but the fact that Cooper didn't seem to be in pain during the examination was a good sign. They suggested an injection of fluids, and an anti-nausea shot (since I noted that Cooper would not stop licking his lips...)

They told us not to give him water or food for 6 hours and to monitor him. If he's still puking we should bring him back tomorrow. They also put him on a bland food diet... which we are all too familiar with because of Sydney and then sent us on our way.

I'm glad we went in... after the ordeal that we went through with Sydney and having her so sick all the time, when Cooper began puking AND not stopping, I started getting some pretty bad flashbacks. Thank goodness that he seems to be resting now and, for the most part seems to be doing okay. Mark thinks I worry too much, but I think after what we went through with Sydney, we're both a bit more paranoid, even if Mark won't admit to it... :P

Thankfully it wasn't something that immediately caused the vet concern. We'll see how he's doing tomorrow. I'm hoping that it was just something he ate that irritated his stomach and not a blockage anywhere, though we still haven't found that hedgehog's nose... :P If you could spare some good thoughts for Cooper, it would be much appreciated. I'd love to wake up tomorrow and find he's back to his old fuzzy (and ill behaved) ;) self.
 
 
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Sheri: Cooper 02shutterbug93 on July 8th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
Very scary!! I still remember the story you told about your friend's dog who ate a towel... So sad!! Cooper seems a bit lethargic this morning, but we fed him his special food and will see how he does. And yes, I'm taking all fuzzy toys away from Cooper when we're not around!

Edited at 2010-07-08 04:58 pm (UTC)
Regina Phalangethunder_pants on July 8th, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
Pets are children so it is better to be safe than sorry. Glad you brought him in and he seems to be OK now. *hugs*
Sheri: Cooper pupshutterbug93 on July 8th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks SO MUCH, Andrea!! We're still watching him this morning as he got us up VERY early and was still not entirely himself. We feed him a while ago and we'll see what happens. Thanks so much for your comment! HUGS!
Sheltiesheltiesong on July 8th, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
Good thoughts headed your way from the Mollywog and me! *hugs* (as Molly spins in circles in the background)
Sheri: Cooper - by Markshutterbug93 on July 8th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your good thoughts (thank Molly too, please!!) He seems better this morning, but we just fed him not too long ago and are waiting to see how he does. HUGS to you both!!
Chelsea Frewchelseafrew on July 8th, 2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
I hope Cooper is feeling much better very soon!!!
Sheri: Cooper01shutterbug93 on July 8th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you SO MUCH!! Big HUGS to you!!
Licyblugurl on July 8th, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
Awwww I hope Cooper feels better soon!!! <3333
Sheri: Cooper - Suzy Zooshutterbug93 on July 8th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks SO MUCH for your comment, Lyddie!! Big HUGS to you!! ♥
Arjaycrazyarjay on July 8th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
Poor Cooper! I know Chewie can sympathize...he gets barfy from time to time too. Of course when he eats June bugs...
Sheri: Coopieshutterbug93 on July 8th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
Awwww, thanks so much for your comment! We just fed Cooper a little while ago and are waiting to see how he'll do. Thanks SO much for your comment!! Hugs to you, Laura, and Chewie!!
Shazdancy_dreamer on July 8th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, I hope everything is better really soon.

Hugs for Cooper <3
Sheri: Cooper - Cartoon iconshutterbug93 on July 8th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks SO MUCH Shannen! Big HUGS to you!! ♥
Communistic-Socialist MMM...Toasty!: Connorshawk on July 8th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
I hope he is better this morning!
Sheri: Cooper pupshutterbug93 on July 8th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for your comment! Cooper did seem a bit out of sorts this morning, but we fed him his special food and we'll see how he does. HUGS!
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on July 8th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
I would have been worried too. I hope Cooper feels better soon. I send good vibes and will keep him in my thoughts. Much love and big hugs to you, Sheri! And please give Cooper also a hug from me.
Sherishutterbug93 on July 8th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the good thoughts and vibes, Sabine!! Thankfully Cooper did eat his "special diet" food this morning so that's a good sign. :) We'll be keeping an eye on him, though. Thanks SO MUCH, again!! HUGS to you and Micki!!
Smitha: hugssmittenbyu on July 8th, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
hope he is doing better today!
Sheri: Cooper 02shutterbug93 on July 9th, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Smitha!! Big HUGS to you!!
Deb: Sunnysb186 on July 8th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Oh Sheri... I feel for you! I hate it when Sunny isn't feeling well, and they just can't tell us where the owie is. Hoping that Cooper is feeling back to his fuzzy & monkey self by the time you read this. :)
Sheri: Cooper - Cartoon iconshutterbug93 on July 9th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
Awww, thank you SO MUCH, Deb!! I wish they could tell us just what's wrong... I knew he was feeling awful and it's kind of a helpless feeling to not be able to do anything about it... Thanks SO MUCH, big HUGS to you and Sunny!