7/01/2007

Since you asked...Sherman update

It's been a l-o-o-o-n-g week for Sherman. The new medicine must be helping because he seems to be making slow progress in the last 48 hours. He looks a bit more alert, although he's still sleeping 23 hrs. a day. See, this was a couple days ago...when he could barely lift his head and was tripping over his own paws. Looks kind of ragged, huh?

and now he looks more like he should...for about 10 minutes at a time. At least most of the awful coughing & hacking is over (paws crossed)

A big problem now is his lack of appetite. He's gotten pretty weak because he won't hardly eat anything. Forget the kibble, Hu-mom! He ain't touching it. Hu-mom's cooking all kinds of tasty human food, and I know he's still sick because he's refusing to eat most of it.
I said to him "My Dog, Sherman, you're refusing ground beef??? eggs??? turkey lunchmeat??? cheese????" and he says "No thank you. You eat it." So I'm eating pretty good right now.
He does eat peanut butter and a little chicken when Hu-mom feeds it to him bite by bite.
I think she's getting pretty tired of sleeping next to us, on the couch, and will be less grumpy when she stops worrying about him every night. *edit: "not that she's all that grumpy"....(is that OK now, mom?)

The vet's are going to look inside him again in a week to see if the new-monia has gone away. I hope he doesn't get any more monias. They don't seem like much fun.
Sherman wants me to type a thank you for all your words of sympathy & encouragement. Knowing huskies everywhere are pulling for him makes him feel better. After all, pulling is what huskies do best!

Woooos, Star

7 comments:

Holly said...

You can sure tell he looks, and feels better! I'm so glad he is finally getting better. Your human could try some of the meat flavored baby food, or the Gerber Graduates meat sticks. My human use to feed those to old Shula, she she didn't want to eat anything. Hot dogs and chicken nuggets always worked too!

Holly

The Husky in the Window said...

Sherman, we are glad to hear your are feeling better. Since I got sick and now have a very senstive tummy and can not digest any of the dry dog food with grains, my mom cooks for me all the time. Has your mom tried ground turkey breast or the chicken tenders chicken breast? That seems to be the best for me. The beef was too heavy. Just a helpful/hopeful suggestion for you. Keep getting better. If your mom wants to know how she fixes it for me let me know and I'll get her to email my daily menu. She actually cooks for me every day.
MayaMarie

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh Sherman.. we are sending you BIG hugs so that you can get better. Holly has a good idea about baby food. Maybe that will work for you???
Hugs,
Sitka

Holly said...

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Holly

Lee :) said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better Sherman. We hope you feel more like yourself as each minute passes. We're thinking of you!

elyse said...

Yay, Sherman! I am so glad you're feeling better.

Sasha said...

Oh, glad to hear Sherman's doing better!
But Star, I hope you still get good food like eggs and beef and turkey when he's well again!