Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My dog has the stomach flu

Ever hear of the excuse, "my dog ate my homework"? Yes. That only happened to me once. In my working days, I missed half a days work because I had to wait for the Benedryl to kick in on my dog. I got a lot of flack for it. But Fina is sensitive to bug bites on her muzzle, and her face swells up when she gets bit, and once it got so bad it impeeded her breathing. That day, I gave her benedryl, but I had to wait around for her to sleep, to make sure a. the swelling in her face went down, and b. she didn't start have trouble breathin. How much do I love my dog? Lots.
However, in the last week, she's gotten old. She has trouble moving around, falls asleep downstairs and sleeps through us going up, getting herself locked in downstairs. Anyway, I digress.
Last night, she puked. She didn't stop. She puked 4 times, upstairs and down, poor Eric had to clean it up, because I couldn't even look at it without heaving. I was up all night because either Chris or the dog woke me up every hour. I'd feel sorry for her if I didn't feel so like ass myself. Then this morning, while we were at Chris's preschool assessment, and Fina was safe in her crate, she lost it again. Apparently, giving her a half breakfast was a mistake. I nearly lost it letting her out, ended up meditating over the toilet. I called Eric, we worked it out that Fina would just not get locked up in her crate. Then she lost it again at the back door. But I was trying to cook brownies for my friend, and I couldn't cook. Had to back out of bringing dessert, had to call my husband, shaking and crying, to tell him I was now isolated from kitchen and bedroom. He offered to come home. How sweet is that? Even if I didn't let him, just that he would offer...
It sounds like a bullshit excuse doesn't it, I told him, I have to go home because my dog is puking, and my crazy wife can't handle it. It would be crazy, if it weren't so true. I am writing, because as I type, my husband is on his way home. How wonderful is he?

4 comments:

Jenibug7 said...

LOL Yeah Eric!!!!

Joe said...

Sick dogs are unpleasant. The last time Homer had the flu (all 120 lbs of him) the spewing was from the other end. Ew.

Carrie said...

Maybe there is something in the air? Sasha puked badly yesterday morning and Brett has been spitting up almost everything he's eaten over the last 2 days!

bobofee said...

Hey! Congrats on hitting the halfway point today...20 weeks left woo hoo!