Thursday, May 17, 2007

GORDY UPDATE: road to recovery

I don't want to get into too much detail, mostly in lieu of my powerful gag reflex... but I thought you'd all enjoy knowing that we can add round worm to the list of parasites Gordy has so happily brought into our home. The link I have provided is not for the faint of heart. In fact, I wouldn't even be able to look at were I not mildly desensitized from having ACTUALLY HELD IT IN THE PALM OF MY HAND WITH ONLY A FLIMSY LAYER OF TOILET PAPER BETWEEN ME AND MY PERSONAL IDEA OF HELL.....

Anyway....

It's a fact of life. More specifically, a fact of having a puppy. Usually. And thankfully, Gordy is heartbreakingly attractive so I can look past the fact he almost killed me this afternoon.

I, as usual, hit the Googling with a frenzy and discovered that Gordy's Giardia medication was originally formulated to rid dogs of parasites such as these. So I guess we killed two birds with one stone and I just got lucky when I spotted that little dude peeking out of Gordy's back end and decided to clean him up in an attempt to be a responsible dog mother. More specifically, to save my shirt from streak marks. I didn't actually realize what I would be extracting... and I'm not sure if that was better or worse.

Regardless, Gordy's doing great. Old Man Cough has not reared its ugly head since Nebulization #2, and he's starting to reclaim that little pep in his step. My New Vet called to check up on him this afternoon (pre-roundworm) and it seems as though we won't have to take him back in for another few weeks.

I, meanwhile, might never be able to eat spaghetti ever again, but hey...

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