Saturday, May 7, 2011

Busy week....

I haven't time to blog this week; I have been taking care of our dog, Chata. 

    All day Monday, she was just lying around. I thought she was just cold; it was very cold here Monday and Tuesday. She didn't eat much or anything. On Tuesday, she woke up and had diarrhea and vomiting, I was watching her all morning and that afternoon she had blood in her stool so, off to the Vet we went. She gave her 2 shots and some oral medicine. Then, told me to feed her suerox, the Mexican version of Pedialyte every hour and to also feed her baby food and to bring her back the next day for her next dose. 

       So, here I was force feeding Suerox to Chata every hour all through the night up until 3AM, I fell asleep.

       Miguel woke me up at 7AM to tell me that Chata was sitting up in her bed scratching her stomach a huge difference from the night before when she wouldn't even lift her head. Well, I took her back to the Vet, she got 2 more shots and the oral but, an hour later she was vomiting and was really weak again. The vet gave her another shot and she just got worse throughout the afternoon, I thought she was dying. We called another vet, one that my sister in law trusted a lot. He came and got her and said that she should have been given an IV from the beginning with her age. He gave her a 60% chance of living.

      Well, today 2 days later, she is eating food and getting better. We are going to see her this evening and she will be coming home in 2 days. If I had not of changed vets, she would have died. I learned from experience that certain ¨Vets¨ are not real so, be careful if you live in Mexico with your pets.

      She will get home just a couple of days before we leave to go to the US. So far, we are still leaving on Tuesday afternoon but, that could change if it gets more dangerous on the highway again.

       We have 2 birthday parties tomorrow, our nephew's 4th and my father in laws 54th and then on Monday, we have hired a Mariachi group to sing for Miguel's mom for Mother's Day and Miguel's sisters have hired a caterer for the Mother's Day Dinner since, we all are Moms except one of us. 
         Have a Happy Mother's Day to all of the Moms!!! Take care and have a good weekend.


  1. Aww poor thing. I hope she gets better soon and gets to go home.

  2. Glad to hear your dog is doing better! Hope he/she continues to improve. Hope you have a great Mother's Day!

  3. I'm reading this a little late and I was just wondering how "Chata" was feeling.

  4. Chata doing great, she is getting huge now! I was gone a week and came back and she had gained around 5 pounds and about 3 inches taller.