Oh, oh. I scared Mummy last night. Even though Dr. Metten gave me cough suppressants for my kennel cough, they seemed to stop working last night. I started coughing and hacking and wheezing at about 6:30 p.m. and I couldn’t stop. I kept trying to fall asleep but couldn’t. I’d fall asleep for 10 minutes and then wake up. It was not fun. This went on for HOURS. Finally at midnight Mummy called the emergency vet who said to keep an eye on me and to come in if she was worried.
Well, I tried to sleep, I really did, but I just COULDN’T. I was coughing and coughing and coughing and my eyes were all streaked from trying to sleep so Mummy took me to the emergency vet at about 2 a.m. (which is really 3 a.m. apparently because we switched to daylight savings at 2 a.m.).
We spent THREE HOURS at the emergency vet and I still kept coughing. The vet said she was worried I might have pneumonia and she took me for x-rays. Luckily, no pneumonia, but I do have bronchitis and the x-ray showed my throat was all red from coughing and retching so much. They gave me a shot for my tummy to help with my nausea and retching and sent me home with some of the same in pill form, along with some yummy liquid medicine to coat my throat.
I was SOOO tired that I couldn’t get up from the vet floor or get out of the car when we got home. Luckily Mummy carried me and we got home at around 7 a.m. Then both Mummy and I crashed and slept on and off all day.
I am feeling SO much better now and am not coughing all day and night any more. I’m still coughing but not as badly. Mummy is very relieved. But she doesn’t let me play as much as I want to. She says I have to relax. I say phooey to that. I had the zoomies late this afternoon.
Anyway, Mummy was scared but I’m doing a lot better now, but it was a long night. I’m going to sleep now.