Rough day….

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Today is our worst day, so far.  Rio has seemed a little “off” the last couple of days — nothing terribly obvious, she just didn’t really seem to have as much energy as normal.   But this morning, it was pretty obvious she wasn’t feeling well.  She barely wanted to eat her breakfast, and that is just NOT like her.

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Poopy day….

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Today, the weather is vile and Rio isn’t feeling very well.  Her CBC came back with good numbers, but she’s developed a bad case of diarrhea.  She’s pooped so many times I’ve lost count, and she seems completely lethargic.  Temp is normal, though.  A call to the vet hooked us up with some metronidazole, so hopefully that won’t take too long to kick in.  I also picked up some unflavored Pedialyte and mixed it with low sodium beef broth, and she’s been drinking that down when I offer it to her.  I don’t want her to get dehydrated, and she has no interest in just plain water.

On the upside, when the vet checked her leg yesterday, she said she didn’t feel any signs of “laxity” or “crepitus” which sounds promising.  However, she’s still having some difficulty getting around.  The clinic where she is going for her oncology treatments is all specialists, so I’m going to see if I can get the ortho specialist to look at it when we’re in next week.