Friday, February 28, 2014

One Week Down

We have finished the first week of Noah's new routine and so far, so good. It's a lot more work, but we're already seeing some results so we'll keep going.
I've been chopping lots of veggies for his dinner. We start by browning a pound of ground turkey.
Then I add 4 cups of chopped carrots, 4 cups of chopped sweet potatoes and 4 cups of frozen peas.
To all that I add 4 cups of water and 2 cups of barley. Then we cook it down and wind up with this.
Noah gets 2 cups for breakfast and 2 cups at dinner so this big pot makes about 4 days worth of food.
Add in his vitamin, calcium and fish oil and the boy is feeling better already. Though the stool isn't normal yet, it's better and he's only going twice a day without all the straining. Dr B is pleased that he's already showing some improvement.

Noah likes his new food, but he misses the treats. Today I made a big batch of sweet potatoe chips for him and I'm sure that will cheer him up.

We're also addressing his anxiety.  He spends part of each day outside playing with his sisters while Fudge stays inside with me. It's a win-win because Noah doesn't have to put up with Fudge's bullying and Fudge doesn't have to share my attention. It's been a little calmer around here since we started doing this.

11 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

So happy to hear Noah is responding to all those good eats. Parents know us best
Lily & Edward

rottrover said...

Noah, you are one lucky dog, dawg!! THAT looks de-lish!! Glad things are going more "smoothly!"

-Bart, Ruby and Otto

Susie and Sidebite said...

WOW, that food would make any pupper feel better, glad Noah likes it and improvements are starting, Hey, even Dad looked at that and said, hummm!

The Mad Scots

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are really happy to hear that Noah is doing well! Keep it up!! xo

Mitch and Molly said...

Your meals sure do look yummy, Noah! It sounds like this is headed in the right direction. yeaaaaaaaaa

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Such a great MOm you are to all your pups!!! MOm so wishes she could get Phantom to eat good healthy food like that, but you know how he is. Hope things continue to improve for Noah.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Ruby said...

Oooooh, I missed the last couple of posties! (Blogger has been cutting me off...sometimes I hate Blogger..)
Anyhu, sorry to hears about Noah's colitis! I also have this and luckily not too often, and a couple of months on metronidazole does the trick. Though, that food looks mighty yummy!! I thinks I could gets used to that! I would miss the treaties too...I do like a cookie now and again, and Ma gives me dehydrated beef lung!
Poor Noah, I can come overs and bully Fudge if you wants!!! BOL
Ma says I'm a pain in the arse and that your description is SO me...pfft!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

scotsmad said...

Sounds like you're onto a WINNER! Hope everything just keeps improving.

XXXOOO Bella &Roxy

SissySees said...

So sorry to hear Noah has had a rough go of it, but this sounds promising! We'll be crossing paws and sending good thoughts that way - especially Gretchen Greer!

Marjie said...

Having too cook his special food only twice a week isn't bad at all. Glad to hear you've found a way to relieve poor Noah's stress and feed Fudge's desire for more attention at the same time! Here's hoping Dr. B says more good things next week!

Nichole Burke said...

Happy to hear you're already seeing some results! <<>>