I'm really tired, so this is just a quick update. Thanks to everyone who has sent good wishes and asked how she's doing today.
Last night was rocky. During the evening she vomited but she ate a little yogurt at bedtime. Around
1 AM she vomited again. She has also had nightmares the past two nights. Since she hasn't had one in almost 3 weeks, I feel they were caused by the fever.
My instructions from the doctor were to take her temperature at 3 this afternoon and call in. Anything under 102.5 would be considered normal. Anything higher and we'd have to discuss the next steps. Then she was to get her next dose of antibiotics after checking the temp.
This morning she refused breakfast, but she did do her usual morning roll on her back, kicking her legs in the air. We call it her aerobic exercise and she does it every morning after breakfast. She went out and in by herself and I just thought she looked a little better.
I couldn't stand to wait, so I took her temp at 10:30. It was 102.6. Wow, that's pretty close to 102.5 which we were going to consider normal. I called it in and also told them about the vomiting. The doc said she might be able to have something for nausea after we saw what the afternoon temperature was.
I had a can of dog food that I keep for emergencies, so I made a couple small bite size meatballs and offered them to her. At first she just sniffed them, but then she ate them both. We waited a couple hours but she kept them down, so I offered her a sweet potato chip and she ate that, too.
Finally 3:00 arrived and I took her temp again. It was 101.5. That's right, it was well within the normal range. She had also kept her small lunch down, so I rewarded her with two more meatballs. A few minutes ago she had two more and at bedtime we'll try just a teeny bit of yogurt.
She's very tired and pretty shaky on her feet but she wants to move by herself. We also have to watch her water consumption. She's very thirsty from the fever and wants to drink large amounts of water. I think that contributed to the vomiting, so we control the water bowl carefully, much to Fudge's dismay. He likes to splash around in the water bowl and is bothered by the small amounts I'm putting in.
The Power Of The Paw is a wonderful thing. We've relied on it a number of times and it looks like it's working for us again. Morgan isn't out of the woods yet, but we're much more optimistic than we were at this time yesterday. Thanks everybody.