Poorly Poppy

Friday, January 14, 2011

Gosh I am amazed that we are almost halfway through January! I am even more amazed that this is my first post of the New Year...Happy new Year! I have been very consumed with being a doting mama to Poppy as she has been rather poorly and in need of extra love and cuddles so the laptop has had a little holiday, but is back in action today. 

Over Christmas and New Year we noticed that Poppy had a rather tender bottom and she would squeal in pain if you tried to investigate the area. We booked the first appointment we could as soon as the Vets reopened after the festive break and it was confirmed that Poppy had (ahem please excuse the graphic nature of the following!) blocked anal glands and an abscess one of her teeny tiny bottom cheeks. The vet prescribed painkillers and antibiotics which began to relieve the problem, but on her follow up appointment three days later she was still rather poorly so she was prescribed another week of medication. During this appointment last Friday the vet taught me how to express the glands and advised adding wheat bran to her daily diet of organic chicken and vegetables to help 'bulk out' her stools. One week later and another trip to the practice this morning; We are absolutely delighted that the vet has advised that our darling sweetpea is fully recovered and everything has cleared up, which is such a relief. She is also recovered from her phantom pregnancy and will be spayed next week. Poor little Poppy having to start the New Year with an ailment and an operation, but hopefully this means she has only lovely things in store for the year ahead. 

Now all we need is the torrential rain to turn to drizzle or even better stop, so we can go for a lovely long walk where we arrive home slightly damp rather than thoroughly soaked! 

Wishing you all a very lovely weekend, whatever the weather! 

Love Morwenna 

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  1. Oh dear sweet little Poppy!I'm so happy that she's much better now. Spaying isn't too bad, Alive recovered really quickly...and then she'll be all well, happy & sparkly for Spring! Lovely to read your blog and see the gorgeous photos of your treasure! have a lovely weekend sweetheart xoxo Rachel & Alice

  2. Poor Poppy, and poor you. You must have been worried sick about her.

    I'm glad the op is sooner rather than later, get it out of the way. Again, I know you'll be worried sick, but it'll soon be done :O)
    Beauitful photos of your little girl!
    Dud has his yearly check up at the vets next week, and I get in such a tizz until he's back home again. I always worry. And they're going to trim his claws this time too. Best of luck with that, I say!!

    Have a lovely weekend, lovely lady xx

  3. Dearest Morwenna,
    I am so glad to hear that Poppy has completely recovered from her ailment. I can imagine how worried you must have been about her. You must be so relieved now. After she is spayed, she will recover quickly and will have a happy and healthy long year ahead of her! I always love reading your posts! Hope your torrential rains stop soon and bright sun comes out to play with you and Poppy! Have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend sweetie! xoxo

  4. Sweet little Poppy, glad your baby pup is better. The sterilization is quite comfortable and they do recover very well after surgery. Hope she gets lots more cuddles for a while yet.

  5. Dear lovely Morwenna,
    So good to hear from you; getting a bit worried but totally understand how taking care of those we love takes time and energy. I'm so happy that the doctor gave you such wonderful advice- please do not hesitate to ask questions as daughter is nearly finished w/ vet school. I love Poppy's sweet face w/soft colors behind her- what a darling girl! I know she is in loving hands, so rest at ease, have a fabulous weekend, and I will send hopes of sunshine and rainbows after your downpour! Hugs 2 you all!
    XX Joann

  6. Awww, poor Poppy! I'm so glad she is better now... sending her my love! ♥

  7. So sorry Poppy was under the weather, but glad she is doing better now! Blessings to you and yours...

    xoxo Gert

  8. Oh, Morwenna, how sick poor Poppy was! Hard on a person when those around her are ill. But the good news is that she is better now and can have her surgery. She is such a sweet dog and how lucky you are she is yours!!! Wishing you and Poppy better days ahead! Love and hugs, Sherry xx

  9. Sending get well wishes to beautiful little Poppy

  10. Poor poor Poppy! That sounds so painful, I hope she's well enough for a gentle cuddle?


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