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01 September 2009 @ 12:37 am

Unfortunantely, Darcy's luck sucks.

Things were going great once we got her away from rice, only to have an allergy to oats whip around and smack us in the face. Since I'd been feeding the dogs oatmeal and yogurt, it meant she'd eaten a decent amount and, to top it off, the lotion we slathered her in to make her feel better was oatmeal based. So, calling a different vet, we've upped her Benadryl dose but if she's not better by tomorrow morning, screw finances, she's going in.

In all of this, though, I had to capture a moment of complete sweetness between the puppies. Bebo, who is also recovering from his own illness and feeling utterly abandoned by the constant attention we're giving Darcy, doing his very best to take care of his sick sister. She's fresh out of a bath, but it was so cold in the house she needed a hat and blanket to stay warm while she dried.


Sadly, she's much worse off than she looks in this picture. She has bumps all over and has scratched herself raw in some places. I hate seeing her like this.

just another daynympha on September 1st, 2009 09:28 am (UTC)
poor thing. hope she feels better soon. that hat is adorable!
SMGriffinsmgriffin on September 1st, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
This morning, she's doing muuuuch better. Wants to do nothing but sleep, but who can blame her? Ends up the bath was a last magic piece and after that, the benadryl kicked in nice and strong.

I actually made her the hat. Bebo has one too, but its orand and has no pom pom. I can even tuck their ears in it when it gets super cold. Last year, Beb's didn't have a had, so I had to wrap his head up in bandana's like a babushka. He wasn't too fond, lol.
just another daynympha on September 2nd, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC)
Glad she is doing better :-) I've had pretty good luck with Cole, only a few bladder infections and a raw claw.
Thats has is really cool, is it hard to learn how to make them?
miserable, arrogant old bat: jimcottonmanifesto on September 1st, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
oh, poor itchy monkey!! that is a cute hat though. :)
SMGriffin: BeboDarcysmgriffin on September 1st, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
She's just a sleepy monkey now. We managed to kick this allergy thing in the butt; from here on out, it's recovery! Thanks for the concern, though.

Lol, I made her the hat. Bebo has one too in orange and black sans pom-pom. They need something up here for the winter and their flat little (or not so little) heads were a pain in the butt to find hats for. So, since I'm a crochet master as long as you aren't asking for scarves or a blanket (I HATE them!)I just measured their heads and put one together.
Wanda Richelieu of Re Duh, O Ran Gie, and Yelloshortdariwanda on September 1st, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
SMGriffin: BeboDarcysmgriffin on September 1st, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
I know, she's still miserable. Luckily, the worst is over and she's back to 'Sleep until the awful goes away'. It just a matter of her skin healing now.
Wanda Richelieu of Re Duh, O Ran Gie, and Yelloshortdariwanda on September 4th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
SMGriffin: BeboDarcysmgriffin on September 4th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, thank you so much! This week just kept getting worse and worse and this just made it all better.


You're fantastic!
greymalkini: cutegreymalkini on September 1st, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry the oatmeal didn't help. Poor thing.