Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Day 30

7:45 a.m. Morning walk. No BM.

8:40 a.m. - Breakfast - 1/2 c. rice/chicken with steamed spinach.

9:00 a.m. - 5 minute Get on The Ball workout.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Day 29

6:00 a.m. - Morning walk - no BM.

6:40 a.m. - Breakfast, 1/2 c rice/chicken with tablespoon steamed spinach, 1/8 tspn ground eggshell. Ike barks AT ME while prepping his breakfast. Wow.

3:00 p.m. - Phone call with Dr. F. He changes Ike's dose. If he shows GI distress or lethargy 4 succussions and 4 drops of remedy. In geenral he feels Ike is making good progress and we are goign to touch base at the end of February. I asked if I should do the Addison test. He didn't feel it was necessary. Hooray!

4:30 p.m. Evening walk - normal BM.

5:15 p.m. Dinner - 1/2 c rice/chicken with tablespoon steamed spinach, 1/8 tspn ground eggshell

5:50 p.m. - Take Ike and Bug to in-laws.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Day 28

6:00 a.m. - Morning walk - Small BM - totally normal. Hooray!!

6:40 a.m. - Breakfast - 1/2 c. chicken rice with 1/8 tsp. ground eggshell

7:00 a.m. - Ike whines - he is at bedroom door with a polar bear in his mouth! Cute.

4:30 p.m. Evening walk - Normal BM.

5:00 p.m. Dinner - 1/2 c. chicken rice, one brussel sprout with 1/8 tsp. ground eggshell.

6:00 p.m. - 5 minute Get On The Ball session. Plain chicken for treats.

7:00 p.m. Half-hour semi-private lesson - fronts and stays. plain chicken for treats.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Day 27

8:00 a.m. - Morning walk. 2 small soft but formed BM; one totally normal BM!

9:00 a.m. - Breakfeast - 1/2 c. rice/ground chicken.

4:00 p.m. Dinner - 1/2 c. rice/ground chicken

5:30 p.m. - Evening walk - no bowel movements.

7:00 p.m. - Brief Get On The Ball training session, PB Smacks treats

Day 26

8:00 a.m. - Ike won't go for walk.

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast - 1/2 c. rice/ground chicken

10:20 a.m. - Leave for Rally-O. Walk upon arrival. No BM.

11:00 a.m. - Rally-O class - homemade turkey treats and dehydrated ostrich

4:00 p.m. - Dinner - 1/2 c. rice/ground chicken

4:30 p.m. - Evening walk. No BM.

11:30 p.m. - Pee Break. No BM.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Day 25

6:00 a.m. - Morning walk. Mo bowel movements.

6:40 a.m. - Breakfast 1/2 cup rice chicken mix

7:05 a.m. - 1 Nothern Biscuit

1:00 p.m. - Walk with John. No bowel movements

3:40 p.m. - Dinner - 1/2 cup rice chicken mix

4:30 p.m. - Evening walk. Two bowel movements. First soft but formed. Second VERY soft, but still formed.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Day 24

6:00 a.m. - Morning walk - no bowel movements. No issue with cold (RealFeel 5 degrees F)

6:50 a.m. - Breakfast - 1.5 tblspn rice and 1.5 tblspn chicken

4:30 p.m. - Evening walk. Three small solid, but soft bowel movements.

5:15 p.m. - Dinner - 1.5 tblspn rice and 1.5 tblspn chicken

6:15 p.m. - 1 Northern Biscuit - Bug goes to class.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Day 23

6:00 a.m. - Ike refuses to go for a walk.

7:05 a.m. - Drop him off at in-law's house with 1 tablespoon rice, 1 tablespoon ground chicken.

4:30 p.m. - Dinner - 1 tablespoon rice, 1 tablespoon ground chicken.

5:00 p.m. - Evening walk - no bowel movements.

6:30 p.m. - Chiro appointment. His pelvis held. Cheryl adjusted some digestive points further up his back.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Day 22

3:18 a.m. - Ike asks to go out. Extremely soft but formed bowel movement. Second bowel movement, straining, gas, liquid diarrhea.

3:40 a.m. - Dose with Nux Vomica.

6:00 a.m. - Morning walk - no bowel movements. Seems alert.

6:50 a.m. - I am in the bathroom and *hear* Ike steal a fish chew out of my work bag (I am bringing Bug to work today and Ike is going to in-laws). When Bug comes over to investigate Ike snarks at him. This is highly unusual.

7:05 a.m. - Very happy and bouncy at in-laws. Left them with Nux Vomica, syringe, and instructions, as well as a fruit pop for later if Ike continues to do okay.

9:30 a.m. - Jack (FIL) just called. Ike is wrestling with Carmen and seems to feel good.

2:00 p.m. - Extremely soft but formed bowel movement. Small bit of bile throw-up after running around.

5:00 p.m. - 1 tablespoon rice and chicken mix.

5:30 p.m. - Evening walk - no bowel movements.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Day 21

8:00 a.m. Morning walk - Normal bowel movement. No problems with people or cold.

9:00 a.m. - Breakfast - 1 oz Bravo! Buffalo Blend, squash, broccoli, 3V CAPS, Canine Plus, BugOff Garlic

2:30 p.m. - Walk - no bowel movements.

3:45 p.m. - Dinner - 1 oz Bravo! Buffalo Blend, 1 oz. piece of mackerel, squash, broccoli

5:00 p.m. Evening walk - Large normal bowel movement.

7:00 p.m. - Half-hour private with Katrin on heeling. Ike is EXCELLENT. Lot's of homemade turkey treats, and some Dot's Favorites PB Smacks.

9:00 p.m. Ike asks to go out. First portion of bowel movement formed, then extremely soft (but not liquid). Gas, straining, and second bowel movement - liquid diarrhea.

9:30 p.m. Dose with Nux Vomica.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Day 20

8:00 a.m. - Morning walk. Snowing and Ike doesn't care. Large healthy bowel movement with lots of gas before and during.

8:45 a.m. - Breakfast - 1 chicken wing, 2 tblspn steamed broccoli, 1 tblspn pureed squash.

2:30 p.m. - fish chew

4:05 p.m. - Dinner - 2 tblspn undercooked turkey, broccoli, squash, Canine Plus, 3V CAPS, BugOff Garlic, ACV

5:00 p.m. - Evening walk. No bowel movements.

Day 19

7:00a.m. - Morning walk. Ike refused after 2 blocks. Too cold.

8:30a.m. - 1 chicken neck, steamed broccoli, pureed squash, BugOff Garlic, 3V CAPS, ACV

10:20 a.m. - Leave for Rally Obedience class.

10:50 a.m. - Large, solid bowel movement. Nothing unusual visible.

11:00 a.m. - Rally Class - Ike is great. Treats consist of dehydrated ostrich, homemade chicken liver treats, and Dot's Favorites PB Smacks.

2:00 p.m. - Earthdog class. Ike is excellent! Treats consist of dehydrated ostrich, homemade chicken liver treats, Dot's Favorites PB Smacks, and a little bit of low-fat string cheese. Ike drinks a lot of water at this class.

3:00 p.m. - Ike goes to my in-law's home John and I have a prior engagement.

4:30 p.m. Dinner - 1.5 oz. under-cooked turkey, 1 tblspn rice, 1.5 tblspn spinach, Canine Plus, BugOff Garlic, 1/8 tspn ground eggshells

8:30 p.m. - Pick up Ike and Bug. Everyone is doing well.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Day 18

5:55 a.m. – Morning walk – Negative 9 degrees! Ike was more hesitant than he has been recently due to the extreme cold – still no paw lifting. No bowel movements. Non-reactive.

6:40 a.m. – Breakfast 1.5 oz. under-cooked turkey, 1 tblspn rice, 1.5 tblspn spinach, 3V CAPS, BugOff Garlic, 1/8 tspn ground eggshells

4:00 p.m. - John arrives home to shredded plastic. Dogs got into a bin that contained ostrich tendon and other treats. They ate 2 ostrich tendons with plastic (hopefully shredded off) and an almost full bag of Cloudstar Farmstand Apple Slices (dehydrated appled - Ike choked on this last year).

Evening Update - Dogs didn't get dinner - no sick puppies. Hooray!

7:05 p.m. - shared a small piece of pizza crust in kitchen with Ike as treat.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Day 17

5:50 a.m. - Worth noting Ike runs into the g-pig room when he hears them scampering about. More interest than usual of late.

6:05 a.m. - No bowel movements. Low reactivity level.

6:45 a.m. - Breakfast - 1 oz. Bravo! Buffalo Blend, 1.15 tblspn rice, 1.5 tblspn spinach, 3V CAP, BugOff Garlic, ACV

7:10 a.m. - Ike leaves down comforter nest for good-bye cookie (Northern Biscuit Duck & Papaya).

4:30 p.m. - Evening walk. Firm bowel movement. Reactive.

5:20 p.m. - Dinner- 1 oz. Bravo! Buffalo Blend, 1.15 tblspn rice, 1.5 tblspn spinach, Canine Plus, BugOff Garlic, ACV

5:30 p.m. - Plays tug with me, Bug, and new toy! Wow!!

6:50 p.m. - Fish skin chew.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Day 16

6:00 a.m. - Morning walk - no bowel movements. A bit reluctant to walk. Balking on lead for no apparent reason.

6:50 a.m. - Breakfast - 2.5 tblspns rice. 2 tblspn spinach, 2 tblspns lightly cooked/under-cooked turkey, 3V CAP, ACV, BugOff Garlic

7:05 a.m.: Ike leaves bed room for the second day in a row. Ask for a sit and get VERY loud gas (although not noxious). One Mother Nature Peanut Butter cookie.

4:30 p.m. - Evening walk. Small firm stool.

5:20 p.m. - Dinner - 2.5 tblspns rice. 2 tblspn spinach, 2 tblspns lightly cooked/under-cooked turkey, Canine Plus, ACV, BugOff Garlic

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Day 15

6:05 a.m. - Morning walk - small firm bowel movement (hooray!). Very conscious of humans but not reactive about it (hooray!).

6:40 a.m. - Breakfast - 3 tablespoon rice, fresh 2 tblspn cooked chicken, 1 tblspn steamed spinach, 3V Caps, BugOff Garlic

7:10 a.m. - First morning since Ike has been sick that he came out of bedroom as I was leaving. Gave him a Northern Biscuit Wild Boar - Grain-free treat (will list ingredients tonight).

4:30 p.m. - Walk - Two small firm bowel movemtns.

5:00 p.m. - Dinner - 3 tablespoon rice, fresh 2 tblspn cooked chicken, 1 tblspn steamed spinach, Canine Plus, BugOff Garlic

5:45 p.m. - Bring Ike and Bug to in-laws for evening (taking Carmen to class).

Monday, January 12, 2009

Day 14

6:05 a.m. - Morning walk - No feet issues (applied Musher's Secret). Now bowel movement.

6:40 a.m. - Breakfast - Congee, freeze dried chicken, tablespoon squash, Canine Plus. Spent inordinate amount of time attempting to get every last bit of squash out of bowl.

4:30 p.m. - Evening walk - no bowel movements.

5:00 p.m. - Dinner - Congee, freeze dried chicken, tablespoon squash, 3V CAPS

7:00 p.m. - Half-hour private on heeling. Treats consisted of cooked white meat chicken and homemade turkey-banana treats. Ike was crazed for the food. Seemed to start getting a bit stressed at about 20 minutes. Signals of stress - not as engaged and not moving with me (we were working on heeling).

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Day 13

8:00 a.m. - Morning walk - walking about a quarter of a mile before Ike started picking up front paw and looking at me like I had lost my mind (It is snowing). No movements of any kind

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast - small chicken neck and rice, 3V CAPS

11:30 a.m. - Ike greeted me after shoveling noticed googly in left eye.

4:30 p.m. - Dinner - rice, freeze dried chicken, Canine Plus

5:30 p.m. - Evening walk - large bowel movement. Formed but soft.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Day 12

I was at a dog show today. Per John:

Slept in til 9:45
Two small solid poops
Ate 4 tbsp of mixture
Non-reactive on walk

4:45 p.m. - Dinner - 4 tablespoons congee/chx mix

Friday, January 9, 2009

Day 11

6:05 a.m. - Morning walk. Slightly reactive. Small soft bowel movement.

6:45 a.m. - Breakfast 4 tablespoons congee/chx mix, Canine Plus

4:00 p.m. - Dinner - 4 tablespoons congee/chx mix

5:00 p.m. - Slightly reactive on Walk - no bowel movements.

General Notes: The boy continues to improve! and no more sulfur gas.

Ate with success three small homemade chicken liver treats:

1 lb pureed liver (chicken liver from Owen's Poultry Farm)
2 cups corn meal
1 cup flour
dash garlic powder
spread out on cookie sheet in a thin layer
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes
cool and cut into pieces.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Day 10

6:05 a.m. - Took Ike for a walk. No bowel movements.

6:45 a.m. - Fed Ike 2 Tablespoons of congee/chicken mixture. Gobbled it down.

7:05 a.m. - Left for work Ike was sleeping on bed.

4:30 p.m. - Arrived home to no accidentas and a VERY happy Ike

4:40 p.m. - Evening walk - now bowel movements. Urination. Tolerating the cold much better.

5:20 p.m. - Dinner - 4 tablespoon congee/chx mix. Gobbled it up.

General Notes: Ike slept through the night. Ike continues to have incredibly foul sulfur smelling gas.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Day 9

7:00: a.m. Got Ike out of bed and on a walk. Even with the freezing rain he wanted to walk downtown. We stopped in to visit at the in-laws and home. Ike snuck off and drank some water at the in-laws. Urination only - no bowel movements or attempts at bowel moments.

7:40 a.m. - Let Ike and Bug share a popsicle. Ike ate about a quarter of the popsicle. Now sleeping.

8:40 a.m. - Ike is very upset that Bug is allowed to eat real food and he is being offered a popsicle. Bug is locked in the bedroom eating - Ike circles the house. Finishes popsicle after giving up on real food.

2:30 p.m. - Walk. No bowel movements.

3:00 p.m. - Ike attempts to eat a fish cartilage chew - gives up after about 2 minutes.

3:30 p.m. - Hear from Dr. F's office. Feed Ike 2.5 tablespoon of congee rice and boiled ground chicken 2:1 ratio - easier to digest. Ike cleans his plate.

4:00 p.m. - Walk Ike. Tablespoon sized drop of dairrhea - looser than pudding. But no straining!

5:00 p.m. - 2 tablespoons congee/chicken mixture.

6:00 p.m. - Took Ike to the chiropractor. He had lost his pelvis and head, completely. Have follow-up appointment next Wednesday.

General Notes: Ike slept through the night! Currently still in bed (6:40 a.m.). Awful gas today with sulfur like odor.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Day 8

1:00 a.m. - asks to go out. 30 minute walk. Straining and liquid diarrhea.

5:00 a.m. - Dry heaves with small bit of clear fluid/mucous

5:14 a.m. - Dry heaves no fluid

5: 45 a.m. - Dry heaves with clear, mucous like fluid. Staying in some what roached back position. Looks miserable but eagerly drinks water. Try to take Ike for a walk. Ike refused to move off the walkway, paw lifted. Bring him back upstairs and leave him in bedroom. Walk Bug.

6:20 a.m. - Return to large clear mucous like vomit in front of door. As soon as Ike is let in the kitchen he goes to drink more water. Still has somewhat roached back appearance.

6:35 a.m. - vomited up lots of water and blood (red not dried). Called Dr. Feinman and left a message. John is planning on staying home with him. Currently laying on bed shaking.

8:05 a.m. - John stayed home with Ike. Ike under fleece blanket sleeping.

8:50 a.m. - Spoke to Dr. F. he said to re-dose him with the Nux Vomica and prepare it in exactly the same manner.

9:00 a.m. - Wash syringe in boiling water. Prep dose.

9:10 a.m. - Give Ike second dose of Nux Vomica. Leave him sleeping under blanket with John. Ike has been sleeping since about 8:00 a.m. I will call Dr. F with an update in 2 hours. if Ike continues to have diarrhea and vomiting we will be visiting our local vet for fluids. I have taken away free access to water at the moment until he is feeling better.

9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Ike had liquid diarrhea in the kitchen at some point. Dark brown.

12:45 p.m. - Ike vomits - clear-grey mucous with slight pink tint.

1:15 p.m. - John moved Ike into the living room. ike is huddled next to John shivering.

2:00 p.m. - John gives Ike ice chip - Ike vomits

2:10 p.m. - Talk to Dr. F's assistant. Re-dose Ike.

2:15 p.m. - John re-doses Ike.

5:30 p.m. - Ike licks an all natural organic raspberry popsicle. Finishes about quarter-half over the next 40 minutes. 1 teaspoon water

7:00 p.m. - Ike and Bug share all natural pop (filtered water & organic raspberry puree). 1 teaspoon water.

7:30 p.m. - Dr. F calls. Re-dose Ike if he relapses. Will speak in the a.m.

8:00 p.m. - Take Ike and Bug for brief walk. Upon return boys share a quarter of a pop for a treat.

General Notes: In recent bouts, vomiting has not been a common symptom - it has been restricted to diarrhea. When Ike got sick in February and June both bouts started with vomiting. However it was bile versus clear mucous and no blood.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Day 7

4:00 a.m. - Ike scratching at door. Put him in bed as sometimes he does not like to jump up if Bug is already in the bed (and he was).

4:15 a.m. - Ike scratching at door. My husband John took Ike for a 20 minuted walk. Ike had pudding consistency diarrhea.

6:15 a.m. - Second walk - no bowel movements.

7:30 a.m. - Opted to feed Ike breakfast. 1 ounce turkey, 2 tablespoons rice, egg shell, 3V caps, garlic

4:30: John came home to three accidents. One large, two small. All pudding consistency.

5:00 p.m. Gave Ike a tablespoon of rice for dinner.

5:30 p.m. - Walk - Ike has small bit of liquid diarrhea and straining. E-mail Dr. F.

6:08 p.m. - Just noticed left eye has grey mucous in it.

8:30 p.m. - Asks to go out. Has liquid diarrhea (yellow-tone). Additional straining. Very quick-paced walk for Ike.

General notes: Ike seems engaged and cheerful most of the time. Yet also stood in the kitchen with one paw lifted while I cooked dinner. Ike doesn't typically bother to be in the kitchen unless I am cutting up raw veggies. Seems particularly needy, i.e. requesting more attention/petting than usual.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Day 6

6:30 a.m. Ike would not get out of the tight little ball he was in to go for a walk. Due to the fact that the last two days he then refused to walk once he is outside, DH left him in bed knowing I could take care of him later.

7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Prepping breakfast - Ike comes running out of the bedroom.

8:05 a.m. - Breakfast - 1 chicken neck, cooked green beans, 1.5 tablespoon rice. Ike cleans bowl.

8:15 a.m. - Convince (he literally sat at the top of my stairs for 5+ minutes) Ike to leave the house to drive over and drop him off at in-law's while I attend lesson. Ike is shivering and lifting front paw. Seems to be particularly sensitive to the cold lately. Brief walk -excessive for Ike sniffing. Urination, no bowel movement.

4:00 p.m. - Dinner - 1 oz. chicken livers, 1.5 tablespoon rice, cooked green beans, 3V CAPS, Canine Plus, garlic, egg shells.

5:00 p.m. - walk. Three bowel movements. First normal, but soft. 2nd very soft. Third, small bit of diarrhea.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day 5

7:45 a.m. - Refused to go for morning walk (26 degrees).

8:00 a.m. - Breakfast - 1 oz. NV rabbit, cooked green beans, 1.5 tablespoon rice, 3V CAP, garlic

Cleaned bowl.

10:20 a.m. - Car ride to Rally-O class. Slightly soft bowel movement prior to class. Excellent class. Seems to be sitting in Front position straighter than he has been.

4:00 p.m. - Dinner - 1 oz. NV rabbit, cooked green beans, 1.5 tablespoon rice, Canine Plus, garlic

6:00 p.m. - Evening walk - no bowel movement.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Day 4

8:00 a.m. Ike refused to go for walk (17 degrees). Repeatedly lifts front paws.

Breakfast - 1 oz. Bravo Buffalo Blend, cooked carrots, 1.5 tablespoon rice, 3V CAP, Garlic

10:00 a.m. - Ike goes for walk. Normal stool.

Noticed new "bump" right behind where shoulder blades meet. This along with the base of the tail area is where Ike usually gets his skin issues. About the size of a small tick.

4:30 p.m. - Dinner - 1 oz. Bravo Buffalo Blend, cooked carrots, 1.5 tablespoon rice, Canine Plus, Garlic

5:30 p.m. - walk, normal bowel movement.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Day 3

10:00 a.m. - dogs slept in. walk. HUGE reaction to woman walking - Ike went from walking to bouncing and barking instantaneously. Some multiple other people on walk without reaction.

3 bowel movements - solid consistency - stinky.

Taking off boots in mud room Ike raced between corgi brother, myself, and husband. Very happy & UP.

Breakfast 1 oz Bravo Chicken blend, rice, carrots, garlic, 3V CAPS, Canine Plus

Cleaned bowl.

11:45 a.m. - Lying in kitchen in sun splash against refrigerator. Seeking out warmth.

4:00 p.m. - Breakfast 1 oz Bravo Chicken blend, rice, carrots, garlic

5:30pm - walk - no bowel movements.