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Lexi's Sick

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Lexi started barking this morning at 6AM. She wouldn't stop so I went out to her crate to take her out to go potty. I noticed her pillow in her crate covered in brown stuff. I got her out of the crate and she started to act like she had to go potty so I took her out. She went poop but it was really, really soft. Almost to soft to pick up. When we got back inside she throw up a brown liquid. I offered her some dog food (didn't have any hamburger or rice for the bland diet) and she wouldn't eat it. We went outside one more time before I went to work and again the poop was really, really soft.

I called the vet and they said to give her a bland diet (boiled hamburger and boiled rice) for 24 hrs. After that if she is better I can give her her dog food again. If she isn't better I'm supposed to bring her in.
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Poor Lexi, and you. Let us know how she is doing after lunch.
Anybody heard from Kristi? I hope everything was okay at lunch.
Poor Lexi...has the puppy had any problems too? I sure hope she's feeling better.
Lexi seems to be feeling a lot better. She was playing with Nikki while I was making the rice and chicken, finished it just before the electricity went out. Good thing it is only in the upper 60s today! I made up a mixture of 1/3 cup shredded chicken and 2/3 cup of rice. She ate about 1/3 of a cup. She would have kept eating but I didn't want to give her too much the first time.
Great news! Thanks for the update! I've been checking......
I tried to get some Pediolite but Target only had the flavored ones. I did get a syringe (sp bad) from the pharmasist but for some reason when i got home it wasn't in my bag. I don't think she drank any water when I was home.
I didn't realize it until I got back to work. So tonight I going to work on getting some liquids into her.
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I can usually find the unflavored Pedialite in the 4 packs of the smaller bottles in the grocery store. Since you have to throw out any used portion in 24 hours, the big bottles are a waste. Plus, it's easier to keep the smaller bottles around.

If you ever order from places like Revival, you can order a packet or 2 of electrolite replacement powder to keep on hand, too.

I have learned over the years with Lady how important it is to have a well stocked first aid kit on hand!
I'm going to try to get her to drink some water tonight. If not I can run to the walmart down the street and see if they have it.
Originally posted by Lexi's Mom@Jul 27 2005, 01:17 PM
I'm going to try to get her to drink some water tonight.  If not I can run to the walmart down the street and see if they have it.
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Since she's eating, I'm sure just extra water will be fine.

Bet you're relieved it's nothing serious!
Yeah she had me scared. She has never really been sick. She hasn't had an accident in her crate since she was 12 weeks old.
i'm glad shes doing better
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Originally posted by Lexi's Mom@Jul 27 2005, 01:30 PM
Yeah she had me scared.  She has never really been sick.  She hasn't had an accident in her crate since she was 12 weeks old.
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She's an "old lady" now! Can't keep up with the young kids!

I know the feeling......!
So glad Lexi is feeling better. So glad that you aren't so worried anymore. It can be scary!
I'm glad to hear that Lexi is doing better. Hope she's ok.
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Wow! I just read this thread and I know how upset you must have been when Lexi got so sick. It is such a helpless feeling because they can't talk to you or point to what hurts. AND they don't ASK you first if they can eat something, they just eat it!

I hope she is completely back to normal by now and has learned her lesson about eating poop
Give her kisses from Pico and I.
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She seems to be back to normal. She ate supper (rice and chicken). Her poop is almost back to normal, it is just slightly soft still. She is playing with Nikki like normal.
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