Update to the update-  Kali was worse so we took her back to the vet early afternoon. He x-rayed for something stuck in her gut but found nothing unusual. He gave her a nausea shot because she vomited for the first time. We just brought her back and she’s better and drank water for the first time. We hope it just goes away and isn’t something more serious like pancreatitis which I remember from a year ago and not fondly. 


Kaci was scheduled to do rattlesnake training this morning. Kali had a bad night and wasn’t herself. So Kaci went wth Her to rattlesnake school and Kali went with Him to the vet. Kali had her weight taken (it was OK), temperature taken (it was normal) and was waiting for the Doc when She and Kaci came in after school.

The Doc suspects Kali ate something like a bug which upsets her digestive system and should pass. Kali didn’t eat breakfast but was OK with treats. We’ll let Kali take her time to get over it, as the vet suggested.

Then the discussion came about me. I was home but my ears were burning so I concentrated and listened in. The Doc was pleased with my blood work-the best it has been for a while. The crucial point about the blood work was my thyroid hormones. There were two tests run to measure this. Evidently one said I was in the OK range albeit at the lower edge. The other says I’m below the OK  range. The Doc will consult with an internal specialist today and let us know.  I continue to get ear drops and antibiotics but it is too early to tell if they’re working or not.

I have to give Kali instructions on how to ride in MY Scottiemobile. She didn’t want the throne (dog bed on the passenger’s seat) but wanted down in the leg area on the driver’s side. He had to position Kali up near the seat so that He could operate the car-it’s bad enough with an automatic, but with a 5-speed? Kali has no idea of how to operate the clutch when she’s down there.


Kali is still crawling on her stomach. Maybe she also went to snake school today-and learned how to act like one.



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48 comments on “Updates

  1. YEA on the blood test!!!! I knew you would do good on the test…you’re WAY too smart to fail! BOL (sorry…too easy) I hopes the thyroid stuffs is okay too, butts if it’s not, no problemo…there’s a pill for that! I still have my paws crossed that the meds are gonna clear up your ears.
    Maybe Kali is practicin’ her incognito snake hiding stance…
    Ruby ♥

  2. Now if you can get your ears cleared up you will be good to go. The picture of Kali makes my mom think she is part Schipperke.

    • That’s as good as guess as any. We’re not going to get one of those DNA tests to find out exactly. We really don’t care-it wouldn’t make any difference to us unless they determine that she’s the goose that lays the golden eggs 🙂

  3. Sometimes chemistries can tweak a little. You can do blood draws at the same time, 3 days in a row, and things will be a little different. i.e. stress at Hector’s first blood test had his amylase at pancreatitis levels. Took it again, perfectly normal. If everthing else is good, maybe look at that low reading again in a month.

    Poor Kali. DASH! ate something one night and he ended up one of the stars of my re-hydration video the next day!

  4. So she’s got a bug….BOL! Sorry, we’re always hearing about the peeps getting bugs. We hope she’s back racing through the bushes soon.

    And we hope you’re ears are better. You’ve got to keep those girls in line.

    Bella always gets on the floor behind the passenger seat.

    • There is no behind the front seats in the Scottiemobile. I don’t like bugs-especially in my computer which I use to bark at all of you.

  5. We hope that Kali feels better soon and your blood work gets better and better.

  6. Paws crossed she feels better soon. It’s no fun being hurt or sick

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

  7. Kyla, I didn’t know you were under the weather…I’m sorry to hear this and hope you feel better each passing minute…When Trev is feeling blue…we all do here…I’m sure your parents are exhausted…Please send them our love…Thyroids meds…we know about that one too…Hugs and blessings dear Kyla!!!!

  8. OK, who’s first, guess you, being the oldest, glad it’s mostly OK, don’t you scare us with anything else. Now Kali, just touch base with the vet about HGE like MY bites had, he kept chucking up water and almost didn’t make it,lucky Dad was on the job and got him in for IV and some antibiotics. Now did they lean anything in rattlesnake school, you know how kids are!


  9. Kali aced rattlesnakes but flunked biology.

  10. Poor little Kali. I hope she just ate a bad bug. I ate a bunch of June bugs once and I through up and pooped them out everywhere. I will keep you and Kali in my prayers.

    Aroo to you,

  11. How is your paw feeling? Is it hurting less? I hope so. Glad your blood is ok and poor little Kali puppy. Oh my you girls are keeping those peeps busy. We are hoping for good news all around.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

    • The paw is the same. It is going to take a few days to find out because if the antibiotics are successful, that’s when we’ll see the evidence that they are doing the job.

  12. Kind of confused but it seems that things are getting better not worse for all three of you so that’s good! 🙂 Get well soon!

  13. Sending healing vibes and POTP to you all. We had the tummy bug thing again and again last year. Not fun. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  14. Good news about the blood test 🙂 Poor little Kali, sending loads of love n hugs xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  15. Hope Kali is feeling better soon xx

  16. we hope everyone gets healthy and back to normal fast!

    Edgar and his mum

  17. maybe Kali met a toad? I hope she needs just some time to get over it like your vet said. Kyla I hope you will get good news from the specialist and the antibiotics work. I know what you mean, it’s not easy to handle Easy( who tries to sit near the pedals, uh!) and the gear shift at the same time – but we are enthusiasts :o) I hope Kaci’s lesson went well :o)

  18. I hate it when you don’t feel right. I hope all is well shortly.

    Have a woof woof day. My best to your human. 🙂

  19. I am happy for Kyla that her blood works look good. Thyroid supplements seem to be relatively safe. The doctor just told my Lee she is going into Hypothyroidism they will probably be given the same pills when in goes low enough. Still keeping my paws
    crossed for the paw. I have on a bootie today. I had a puss pocket between my toes on the back foot. It got drained and now has antibiotic cream on the toes with the bootie. I had a splinter in my foot.
    Sweet William The Scot

  20. Oh gee!! I hope she’s feeling better!

  21. Poor baby’s tummy. I’m glad to hear the blood tests were good. Now will you teach my dog to watch for rattlesnakes. Bella failed obedience school.

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