Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Poor Little Bug Got a Bug
This little one gave me a bit of a scare. I noticed Wylla's poo was a little soft on Saturday, so I had been monitoring their litter box closely over the weekend. On Monday morning I collected a sample and got it to our vet to examine. As the day progressed the diarrhea got worse and more frequent (as did my worrying). Her energy level was fine and she was her playful, normal self, but she was bolting to the box every couple of hours.
Our vet isn't in the office on Mondays, so we had to wait until yesterday morning to hear the results. First thing Tuesday she called, and said they weren't able to pinpoint anything specific from her sample, but the bacteria in her poo was definitely off-balance, which could be caused by numerous things.
They squeezed us in for a visit that morning. Much to my surprise, when they put Wylla on the scale, she was up to 7.25 pounds. Two weeks ago at our last visit she was 7.18! I thought for sure she would have weighed less after the past few days of pooping.
Doc checked her over and gave her a dose of sub q fluids to help rehydrate her. She also gave Wylla a B12 shot and sent her home with antibiotics and probiotics too.
The poo situation has been improving, and though we haven't seen a perfect Tootsie Roll in the box yet, it's much thicker and less frequent.
Wylla is very excited about her probiotic, which is sprinkled on top of her food each meal. I guess it makes everything extra delicious, because she sure laps it up fast. The probiotic kind of smells like the seasoning pack from Top Ramen. I wonder if it tastes the same. Her antibiotic smells like artificial banana flavor, which she also seems to enjoy. I'm glad she thinks her medicine is a treat. That certainly makes things easier.
SO, hopefully it was just a little virus, things will continue to improve, and she'll be completely back on track in a day or so.