She is acting great! She is playing all the time, running like crazy, and eating us out of house and home. We have had to limit how much dog food she gets. I hope it is the medicine making her so hungry!
Yeah for Percie doing better!
This is the pool that the hot water empties into. (I was trying to get a picture without getting the weird guy in the corner. I wasn't really successful.)
The pool at the Arlington is great! It is a 2 level pool built into the mountain with a waterfall. The hot tub is the water from the hot spring. I love it!
We have huge windows in our room with a great view.
We ate supper at Fisherman's Wharf tonight. I love it! It was so cool outside. The weather was great for eating on the deck!
We got to feed the ducks, and the...
turtles and fish! I saw like 12 turtles at one time! we have just been relaxing at the hotel tonight.
Did I mention I love Hot Springs?!
Here is Percie and Joe in the vets office before Percie got her shots. The vet gave her her shots and checked her over. Percie has been sticking her paw in her ear and scratching, so the vet checked it out and said she had some irritation in her ear. She said it wasn't an ear infection yet, but she gave us some drops.
Percie is not so sure about being at the vets office. She has spent entirely too much time there lately!
When we got home from the vet, Joe, Percie, and I went to mama's house to grill. We had pork chops, steaks, and veggies. It was a great meal! While we were eating I noticed Percie rooting around in the chair. That is not like her at all. She kept drinking water and rolling around on the floor. (I should trust my gut more. I knew she wasn't acting right.) When we got finished eating, Joe noticed that Percie's eye was swollen. Then we noticed her mouth was swollen and she had hives all over. (Have you ever seen a dog break out in hives? Its a very interesting and scary sight!) She was having a reaction to her shots!!
Joe grabbed Percie and I got the phone and called our vets office to get the vet on call's number. I called and no one answered, so I left a message. Percie was getting worse quickly and I was worried about her breathing so I tried calling mama's vet in Beebe. They had the phone number for the emergency vet clinic in N. Little Rock. I called the emergency clinic and they said to bring her in. We gave her a benedryl before we left, and I am so glad we did. It helped!
This is a picture of poor Percie 25 minutes after she had the benedryl. She was actually looking better. You can see the hives on her back and her swollen eye. (Scroll up and check out the before picture when she was at the vet and compare it to the after picture. Big difference, huh?) When the vet tech checked her over, she noticed bruising on her gums. When we were at the vets office at 3:00 p.m., there was no bruising. I watched the vet check her gums, and I didn't see anything bruising then. But I definitely saw it at the emergency clinic.
The emergency vet told us that the bruising didn't have anything to do with the reaction she had to her shots. He told us he wanted to check her blood counts and clotting ability. (These are the same tests we had done at the vets office following Percie's c section. After her c section, the vet told us to look for the bruising on her gums, and to get her to a vets office immediately if we saw it. So I knew it wasn't good.) We waited a while (there were other doggies there that were sicker than Percie) and the vet told us that her platelets were low. He told us he wasn't sure what was causing the low platelets. He did say that the steroids and epinephrine that he gave her were working and the swelling and hives were going down.
He told us we had 2 options: 1) We could take her home with more medicine and watch her all night and see if the bruising got worse, or 2) we could leave her there over night. After asking more questions, and calling Joe (He had to work tonight. Mama went with me.) we decided to leave her there. They have a tech that stays with them all night, and the vet is asleep upstairs. He is right there if they have an emergency. They will check her vital signs every 2 hours, re-check her blood count, re-check her clotting ability, give her fluids, and many other things that I cannot remember right now. The main reason we decided for her to stay was because they told us that how fast we got Percie back there if the bruising got worse would matter. N. Little Rock is not far, but it took me 20 minutes to get there (driving quickly with my flashers on) tonight.
They will call us if anything gets worse, and we can call and check on her anytime. (I've already called once. No change.) We are supposed to be there before 7:00 a.m. to pick her up. Six a.m. is going to come early since it is midnight and I'm still up.
Say a little prayer for Percie, and hopefully we can find out what is causing the low blood count and how we can fix it!
Here is Joe enjoying the great supper he made.
Here is Percie in my seat. I mean I can't post on here without a picture of Percie!
Thanks for the great supper, Joe!
Jordan had a great time...
and so did Rylee!
Tara and I at Aunt Jo's. It is always great to get to see family. We always have a good time!Cousins: Malinda, Megan, and Tara. These girls are so much fun!
Aunt Faye, Aunt Peggy, and Aunt Jo working hard in the kitchen!
After spending the afternoon at Aunt Jo's, Dannie and Charlotte sent us off with many fresh veggies from the garden. Nothing's better than a home grown tomato!
We had a great weekend with the Hookers!
Here is our table at dinner. We sat with Uncle Donald, Aunt Carnell, Tara, and Tony while we ate our yummy Mexican food. It was great!
Rylee, Owen, and Jordan playing outside.Rylee and Jordan were so glad to have some other little kids to play with. When the Trumann crew gets together, they are the only little ones!Rebecca, Katelyn, and Percie.
Brandi, Megan, and Blaine. It is so hard to get 3 year-olds to smile for the camera!
Blaine was saying he was "scared", and shaking all over while he said it. This is one of many of Blaine's cute sayings! He is so cute!
Owen, Megan, and Rylee. These kids like to wrestle!
Percie was so tired that she fell asleep in my lap in the middle of everything. She was even snoring!!
Brandi, Megan, Joe, Tony, Tara, Malinda, Roy and I ended the night playing Phase 10 at nanny and poppy's house. It was lots of fun. Joe won, of course. Percie was so tired that she went to bed without us!
We had a great Saturday!
Aren't these puppies cute?! Someone found them at a gas station in a box and brought them to Petco. I can't believe someone would leave these puppies at a gas station! They are going to find them happy homes.
Speaking of puppies, there was a 7 month-old Boston Terrier puppy at Petco with her mommy. Her name is Libby, and she is so cute! She loved Percie, but Percie did not return the love. I'm beginning to think my dog is a snob!
We made a quick trip to Petsmart because they were about to close. They have a cat room with cats that are up for adoption. They had the sweatest orange and white kitten that I wanted!
Percie loves her new turtle! Doesn't she look cute in her dress?! (She closed her eyes in anticipation of the flash. You would think I take her picture a lot. Ha!)
Joe, Mama, and I had a great dinner at Chili's and a fun time at Petco and Petsmart!