Saturday, February 24, 2007
I had a few minutes today and thought I might just as well get on the computer, since I am so unwilling to do anything else except of course, snuggle with Mattie while watching AMADEUS (which I plan to do in about 2.5 nano-seconds...)
After stewing and worrying, I decided I didn't want to wait to get Andrew to the doctor's on Monday so I called to see my options. I took Andrew to the doctor yesterday and the doctor gave me three different prescriptions. One for salmonella poisening (which he believes is the culprit though the sample came back negative), one for medicated cream for his nether-regions (Andrew's, not the doctors) and a yeast infection that has gone to his belly (!?!), and one for vomiting. Andrew had lost a bit over two pounds.
The doctor told me to stop peanut butter all together but to continue milk would be fine. Still, I hesitate. I gave him a cup of milk yesterday, confident from the doctors assurances, and this morning was a repeat of every other day. I may stop the MILK feeding all together (but I will continue cheese and so forth) just in case. Maybe too much of milk is not helping any.
I went to the pharmacist next door and got two of the three prescriptions filled (the other was not in stock. On a side note-this same prescription had me travel to TWO OTHER stores who were ALSO out of stock for it so that perscription will have to wait until Monday.)
Back to my story-I have to say, I planned to pay for the prescriptions with my debit card. Unfortunately for me, they only accepted cash or check...neither of which I had. Oh dear! What to do. I was mentally evaluating my options when the (very kind) man (who was, by the way, a very muscular, necklace wearing, head shaving, Hulk-Hogan look-alike) said to me, "Don't worry about it. Mail me the check."
I was floored. WHAT? Trust? A business offers TRUST in the 21st century?!? That just made my day. I think that is the greatest thing ever.
So-that is the scoop on Andrew. He is still a sick puppy but I hope that will be changing soon. In the meantime, he has his usual verocious appetite, he drinks like a fish, and is happy as a clam. As long as he is not getting a diaper change! And he is proudly vomit-free for a WHOLE DAY! ;-)
Thanks for all your prayers and support. I really appreciate you all.