Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Oodles Of Fun

Coming to the end of the year we, of course, had to make a couple of visits to Dr B and the nice ladies. First, a couple days before Christmas, Norma Jean cut her tongue and needed emergency surgery to repair it. That and the new water heater were my unexpected and unwished for Christmas gifts. However, we do need hot water and Norma Jean does need her tongue, so all is well.
I'm happy to report that after a week of antibiotic and pain pills and much worry by the peeps, Norma Jean's tongue is once again pink and active.

On Saturday I noticed that Noah's eyes were once again bright red and goopy. I started using the ointment again but since it doesn't seem to be working, we took him in yesterday for a checkup. The first thing Dr B did was run a test to check the moisture of his eyes. The magic number that we want is 12. The right eye just beat it at 13, but the left eye failed at 9. This all means that Noah can no longer tolerate the sulfa based drug he was taking for colitis.
We're starting him on the same drug that Fudge is taking and I have eye drops to help heal his eyes. The doc says they should return to normal tear production as soon as the sulfa is out of his system. This morning they're still red but don't seem to be bothering his as much. He isn't rubbing them all the time.

Our vet appointment was the next to last of the day yesterday and when we came out of the exam room we met the last appointment waiting to go in. To my delight it was a litter of 11 nine week old Standard Poodle pups. I didn't have my camera with me, I must get better about that in the new year, so I "borrowed" some pics from Google.
There is nothing I can think of that I would rather do than hold puppies and the owner was only to happy to share. Rob and Dr B ad several of the techs and I stood around cuddling small soft fuzzy pups. The puppy breath was delicious and mine snuggled into my neck and went to sleep. I was hoping no one would notice if I just slipped out to the car with him sleeping. No such luck.
What a wonderful, happy way to end the year, playing with sweet puppies. It beats a noisy party any day.


rottrover said...

I'm so glad Norma Jean and Noah are feeling the betterment. PUPPIES??? the best!!

Casey said...

Puppy breath is a grreat New Year's present!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

May new year be filled with hot water, health and puppy breath!

Anonymous said...

Boy your surprise Christmas gifts just keep coming, gald the pups are getting fixed up, lets start the new year off in with no problems!

The Mad Scots

Two French Bulldogs said...

Sounds like you guys are feeling better, whoooa
Lily & Edward

SissySees said...

Poor Noah! I'm allergic to sulfa and have had eye problems this year, so I hope 2015 finds us both with moist, clear eyes.

Enjoy your hot water and I bet Norma Jean will give you a kiss with that tongue often.

Ruby said...

Wells, I am SO happy that Norma Jean still has her tongue, and everyone has hot water! (Ma sympathizes with the no hot water thing...something abouts ice cold showers not being fun at all!)
PUPPIES????? Did someone say...PUPPIES??? Please...don't gives Ma any ideas!!! I likes being an only doggie! I don't like sharing my margaritas! ☺
I hopes all the pack have a happy and silent New Years!!!
Ruby ♥

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Just don't get clucky. Do you have one of those RED phones for the Vet like world leaders have that just call automatically? BOL!

Glad the tongue is back in action. Wonder how she did that?! And hopefully Noah's eyes will get better.

Mitch and Molly said...

We're glad that you and Norma Jean are feeling better, Noah! The pups are just adorable!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Mr. Pip said...

Just stopping by to wish you and your family good health and much happiness in 2015!

Nichole Burke said...

Ooohh.. there IS nothing like puppy breath! A couple of trips ago to our vet, there was a liter of 9 week old boxer pups, but we didn't get to see them. They had already gone into the exam room... but we sure heard a lot about them from the girls out front!

Sam said...

Yea Sue. Well there could have been #11 and #12. My dad saw a little sheltie that an organization was going to train as an assistance dog. He walked really well with my dad. He was going to "keep walking" but my mom made him bring it back or we might have been a 5 doggie family. Happy New Year to you all. And lumps of coal and dirty snow to your neighbor.