It's been super busy in my life right now, I've come down with bronchitis and Molly has developed a tummy problem if she doesn't have a midnight snack.

One morning I woke up to her whining louder and more urgent than she normally does, when I got out of bed she was surrounded by a lake of diarrhea (she has NEVER pooped in her cage, or in the house for that matter. So already I was alarmed) and white mucusy stuff. When I took her out of her cage to give her a bath to clean her up, she started heaving again and again. Mommy panic set in and I had no idea what to do, all Molly would do was sit in the tub heaving and looking up at me breaking my heart with her puppy eyes. So I took to google! It offered a suggestion to get her feeling a bit better until I could actually wake up enough to call the vet. The article I read said that after long periods of sleep, acid can build up in a dogs stomach, so vomiting it out was the easiest way for her to get rid of it on her own. The hint for helping her stop the heaving and vomiting was to feed her and get some water in her. But first, I had to clean her off so I could take her out to the living room. I got her cleaned off and put her in her pen so I could get her food ready and she vomited 2 more times, once into her food so I had to throw away the food and get more.
She wouldn't eat, she took a few licks at her water and laid down. Then, I noticed she was starring at her loofa dogs, so I put one in right next to her and she cuddled up to it and I sat back down to call the vet and my mom (that seems to be one of the top things I do when something happens with Molly) after an angry conversation with the vets office, who offered no assistance over the phone and only told me I had to bring Molly in and the fee for the appointment would be $100. Which I can't afford because I had already spent $300 on Molly's vet bills from her other appointment for her rabies shot, which made her sick. But when I was on the phone with my mom, a squeak came from Molly's pen, she was hugging her loofa dog and biting its nose. HURRAY! She was fine! After a few more squeaks, she got up and drank an entire bowl of water and nommed on her food like nothing happened.
I couldn't believe it! I looked up more information to do if this were to happen again and it recommended feeding Molly cooked rice before bed so her tummy has something in it that wont make her gain weight. She's doing amazing now, thank goodness!

Another thing happened since my last post, well a lot happened, but this stuck with me. I look at Molly all the time, but I haven't really LOOKED at her since the car ride home when we got her. And the other day I was getting ready to take her out but I forgot my phone in the bathroom so I carried Molly in there with me, and I stopped to look at her in the mirror. She's no longer the 12 week old puppy I brought home, she's grown so much. I'm amazed at how much she has grown, physically and mentally. So my suggestion for the post, take some time and just look at your dog, you might just be surprised with what you see.

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Comment by Miranda~ Moses | Maya | Maverick on December 14, 2012 at 12:48am
I totally get mommy panic. Maverick has only done this twice but the second time was just the other day: massive drool. Like, soaking up a towel drool. The first time he puked a LOT and had squirties, but he just rested and was fine after a night. I called out sick the next day to make sure he was okay, which he was, but I had the longest night in a while with that. Then just the other day he had squirties (which is rare for him. His poops are very consistent and have a great texture and coloring - - no qualms about poop talk here!) and drooled massively again. I couldn't call out of work, so I worried for about 4 hours until my boyfriend brought baby by to show me he was all better and no more squirties. But the worrying is what comes with being a parent, child or pet. Some vets take advantage of this with their pricing. I take my pups to a neuter /vaccine clinic for shots and the snips, and if there's a serious issue, the expense of a vet office visit just has to happen. Vet fund jars are great to have... Just in case. But pups grow up so fast... Maverick can jump up on anything now. I remember not too long ago where he would just sit at my feet with his "help me up" eyes. Time flies. But that's part of the fun too. ;-)
Comment by manda & molly on December 13, 2012 at 1:16am
She gets dinner about 4 hours before she really goes to bed, but I started giving her a snack right before everyone goes to bed and she's fine now:)

Very over priced. I asked about the pricing for getting her fixed and the total price would be around $350. I cornered at a shelter and they're only charging $100 so I think I'm going to go with them once she hits the 6 month mark
Comment by Judith Andre on December 12, 2012 at 11:21pm

Sounds like an over priced vet.

Comment by Tauna and Kota on December 12, 2012 at 8:27pm

Aww, yes I agree, pay attention to your pup. They grow up soo fast! Just give her sometime small (a snack/treat/kong with a bit of peanut butter) right before bedtime to keep her tummy happy until breakfast. How long before bedtime do you you feed her dinner? 

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