Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Bad Mystery

I've been recently posting about Star not feeling well. The good news is her cough has been absent for a while and we are in the process of weaning her off the steroid medicine. This week she was on 1/2 pill every other day and tomorrow she'll start on 1/4 pill every other day. As long as she continue with no cough, she should be off the medicine in a week.
Now for the bad news. On Tuesday night Star became sick to her stomach. The first theory was the vomiting was caused by a rawhide she chewed earlier that night. But when she threw up again Wednesday afternoon, it started to look less likely. And after she threw up again in the early morning hours, I made sure to be at the vet this morning. She wasn't running a fever and the doctor wasn't seeing any obvious reason behind what is causing her to be so sick. She took an x-ray and ruled out a blockage.
She gave Star a shot that will hopefully help her from getting sick again. Now we have to wait and see what happens in the next 24 hours. As long as the mysterious culprit behind her vomiting doesn't cause it again, we'll be okay. But if she does get sick, we'll be back at the vet for a blood work up.


  1. Poor Star :( I hope she makes it through the next 24 hrs without incident.

    Having a sick pet is so worrisome. Hang in there Amy.

  2. Aw, poor baby Star - we sure hope she feels better fast, and doesn't need to go back to the Vet. Fingers crossed!

  3. So sorry to hear Star is sick again - you guys have had a difficult time lately. Hope she is much better today. We're thinking of you all!

  4. Its always such a worry when your dog gets sick isn't it. I hope Star is ok.

  5. Poor Star, I hope she is feeling better soon. Hang in there, Amy!!!

  6. Awww poor Star :( Been thinking about her! Hopefully its just a tummy upset! Feel better soon.