Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Holiday weekend drama

Isabelle at the keys today. Like my friend Sid, I like to time my health issues to coincide with the holidays. Makes the holiday so much more festive.
Anyway, I started having problems with my breathing Saturday night. Wheezing, panting, snotty nose, the usual. Mom pulled out all her tricks to help from the inhalers (2 different kind of meds) to chest rubs to break up congestion to making me stay inside most of the weekend with the air on frigid.
I would improve then get worse. Lather, rinse, repeat. Just when mom would get ready to take me to the ER vet, I would get better.
Well this morning, she took me to my regular vet to figure out what was going on. She was sure I was on my way to pneumonia. Ha ha, joke's on her! After oxygen (loved that!) and an xray, no congestion in my lungs at all! I do have a small tracheal infection but a round of antibiotics and steroids should get me back to normal. The vet even said that my lungs looked better now than a year ago! Hee hee!
Since I really enjoyed the hit of oxygen before the xray, mom and the vet are looking into getting me my own tank. We'll hook it up to my stroller so I can get to bingo with the girls!
So remember kids, save your illnesses and injuries for the holidays when you can. Don't let that barbecue or big dinner steal the spotlight from you!


  1. Oh girl I know what you mean its better to get sick on long weekends hee hee. Glad your lungs look good hope the infection clears up. I too loved me the oxygen I got at the vet that stuff is good. you will be so cute with your tank on the your stroller.

    tuni woons....see ya at bingos!

  2. Haha! That is the way to roll. My Mommy #2 spent the day in the ER (she is fine, it was precautionary) on Memorial Day. It will definitely be memorable for her!!
    Love Noodles

  3. Oh thankgoodness you are ok. Mom is so scared of pneumonia ever since Dr. Z passed from it. I have to admit though we are giggling at the thought of you with an oxygen tank. Tee hee. Mom would totally do that for us if we needed it. We are all worth every vet penny

    urban hounds

  4. Isabella, you deserve your very own O2 tank! Glad you're on the road to recovery!


  5. Looks like you, me and Tuni all had our Mommas at the vets recently. My goodness we are very high maintenance aren't we BOL!


  6. We sure are glad you are all in one piece!
    Benny & Lily

  7. Oh no! So sorry you were not feeling quite right. But glad to hear that you are better. Having the tank with your stroller is such good news and sounds like a great way to get you out more.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  8. Isabella, you are so wise! Making notes now - we think mom & dad have another long weekend coming up ;)

    Glad your lungs are clear and you are getting an oxygen tank so you can go more places!

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Brutus & Ellie

  9. such wisdom!

    Stop on by for a visit

  10. Glad it wasn't serious ... just serious enough to get ALL of the attention! That is the only way it should be done!

    We hope you are feeling better so you can go to Bingo with the gals!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

  11. Oh girlfriend! First, thank goodness you are not seriously ill. Second, I am sooo proud of you! I am also a huge fan of having emergency's on holidays? In fact, you've reminded me, it has been a while since I've pulled anything. Remind me to check my calander!
    Keep getting better! Mom claims to have a break between double shifts next week, and we will be working on helping me plan for our Sunflower, Fire Hydrant mixer. Keep in touch. I miss you guys, Mom is being a total jerk about helping me with the blog. Revenge will be mine!!! Muahahahahahaha!!!!!

  12. Oh, I'm happy you got my email about messing up the holiday weekend for our mamas. Heh heh. Gotta keep our people on their toes, Isabelle! Black girl pug solidarity! (Happy to hear you're okay, too)

    Lola Pug

  13. Nice going on the timing, Isabelle!! Glad it wasn't your lungs, but your own O2 tank, man you'd be styling at the bingo!

  14. Oh Isabelle, you are hilarious. Yep, Mom's just love after-hours vet bills. Lets em' know who is impawtent. I love how the Vet said your lungs look even better now. Tee hee. Now go on and have a nice early bird special at Denny's.