If you’ve been following along with us on our Facebook Page, then you know that Titan and I have been back to the vet…… but not for his lingering nail issue.
Sunday evening Titan and I were playing with one of his Kong Wubba’s. This was the Snugga Wubba that I can two for such a great deal. NOW I am not so happy with the deal I got. Not because of the Wubba, but because I FAILED my boy.
Titan LOVES to tear up fuzzy things. I supervise him with every toy and every bone or treat he eats.
YES, I am THAT kind of overprotective Momma. However, my boy got the best of me on Sunday. Yes, I FAILED him and myself.
We were playing with said Wubba pictured below:
He managed to chew off one of the legs. So I grabbed the piece that easily slid onto my pointer finger (about 2″ long) and was teasing him with it.
Then he grabbed it from my finger and ran. I chased and got it back. (At this point, I should have thrown it out)
I continued to tease him and he snatched it again and ran across the room. I hollered for him to “Leave It”, in which he didn’t, then he chomp chomp chomp ….. gulp! Ugh!
By the time I got to him, it was already out of his throat.
I failed my boy.
Since then, I’ve gotten super paranoid because Titan has not pooped it out yet. He’s pooped. He’s peed. He’s still as active as usual. He’s appetite has not changed. However, Monday and Tuesday, while I was at work, he threw up.
Mind you, he could have thrown up from the Rimadyl we’ve been given him sporadically for his nail.
But the throw up was a bad sign of a potential obstruction, even though he had no other symptoms. Wednesday, it bothered me enough I called my vet about it. Today, we went to the vet to get checked out. Because he at breakfast this morning, they said the xray would have been useless.
He passed the touching the stomach test with flying colors. He showed no signs of pain and acted his normal self. We took blood work today and a pee test because at our annual last week, somehow, we forgot to do it.
I came home today and no throw up. Good sign, right! Titan was to eat a bland diet tonight (chicken and rice) and nothing after 8 pm just in case we wanted to go to the vet in the a.m. for xrays. I’m still torn if we should go or not especially being my vet said, the xrays still may or may not be conclusive.
So what do I do?
Well, I’m kind of playing it by ear tonight to see how he is. So far, he’s normal…. well other than being pretty made about a bland dinner and not Hardee’s that the hubs and I had. I’m hoping shortly he’ll go out and pooped so I can have “piece of mind” once again.
Only I’ll know if I take him to the vet in the a.m. If I wake up and I’m unsettled about it, I’ll take him. Or maybe I’ll just watch him over the weekend and take him Monday a.m. It’s all up to me and I truly don’t like it. One bad decision on my part, could be devastating for my boy.
I will say this, the past several weeks have been very trying for me, Titan, and the hubs. The nail issue and soaking every night. Of course Titan doesn’t want to cooperate long for the soaking. The hubs isn’t happy about it either. Me? I just want my normal son back. Now the eating of his toy, which I assume total responsibility for and am kicking myself ever since! I’m always the one being over-cautious about playing, walking, eating, toys, you name it! I slipped just this once and am now paying for it.
I feel helpless again. I can’t fix what I’ve done. I can only hope to not slip again.
What do you do when you feel like this? Do you beat yourself up? Or do you chalk it up as a slip and move on?