Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Prayers Please

Dear Hearts and Kindred Spirits,

We would be so grateful if you would send good thoughts and strong prayers our way.

Last night, Tootsie accidentally ate an Aleve caplet. This is 220mg of Naproxen, which is a toxic dose for doggies her size. Mom feels beyond awful and continues to cry.

The long and short of it: Our special vet Dr. Ward helped us induce vomiting for Tootsie, and at eleven p.m. we drove to North Idaho Emergency Pet Care where Dr. Bowes setup an IV catheter on Tootsie and began to flush her system.

Today Tootsie has vomited five times and the last time looked very bloody, which is very worrisome.

Now Tootsie is with her special vet Dr. Ward for care -- who is monitoring her and continuing to flush her system -- and she is not feeling well at all. Special vet Dr. Ward helped Tootsie find her home with us, and we love Dr. Ward.

Here is a photograph of Tootsie taking a moment's rest in the sun today before going to Dr. Ward's Pet Mobile to hook up to the IV flush again to maintain it overnight and Tuesday and probably longer. You'll notice the bandage on Tootsie's foot where the IV is inserted.

You'll also notice that our special lady does not feel her perky self. Here is Grandpa's hand giving her healing love in the car after vet visit number one.

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We appreciate it very much. Mom has not slept and Dad is feeling way too far away and Grandpa is very worried. We all so appreciate your kind thoughts and support and love and prayers. We will update you when we have more information.

Tootsie's Humans & Tootsie, too


  1. We are thinking about you and sending healing vibes to Tootsie all the way across the Pond. Be strong!
    Love and hugs from Gail and Bertie.

  2. Poor Tootsie, my prayers for all of you.

  3. How awful! I can imagine how worried you must all be. I hope Tootsie makes a full recovery and soon. Until then, big hugs x

  4. oh no how awful, ive got everything crossed that it all turns out ok in the end xxx

  5. We are sending our strongest prayers and purrs and woofs that Tootsie makes a full recovery. And calming thoughts to everyone else.

  6. Poor Tootsie, how dreadful. My prayers for you all xox

  7. Sending prayers, crossed paws (all 40 of 'em) and Florida sunshine for Tootsie. Feel better soon.

  8. Our fingers and paws are crossed for poor Tootsie! I'm sure Dr. Ward will do everything possible for her. Good luck!

  9. Oh no oh no oh no! I'm praying big time right now Tootsie my friend, for you and for your family. Be strong my friend and get rest, and do what your doc says. Paws crossed.

  10. Oh no!! Crossing all of our paws here and sending out mega-vibes for poor Tootsie. :( Feel better soon!!

  11. Poor little Tootsie. Our prayers are, definitely, with you and your family. Good luck and hope you feel better soon.

  12. That's terrible! 16 paws crossed
    Dachshund Nola

  13. My thoughts are with your family and Tootsie. I hope all ends well for her.

  14. Thank you all so much for your positive thoughts and prayers. They are working. Tootsie came through the night very well, and she was wagging this morning. Special vet Dr. Ward at Pet Mobile is doing everything she can to help. We're are keeping our paws crossed. We will update you soon.

    Thank you all so much for your kindness.

    Here's a special email note from human cousin Pat:

    Tootsie, you gotta get better! We are thinking of you and sending positive energy your way.

    Renee, so sorry to hear this. Poor little thing. Sounds like you have a good, dedicated vet and hopefully Tootsie will be her usual self in no time.

    Love and prayers,


  15. Oh Tootsie, we hope you get feeling better and pray that the doctors can take the right steps to get you healthy again. So sorry for you and your people!!!!


  16. Oh Tootsie!! This is very scary!! Our paws are crossed!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  17. Oh no! We are purring and praying that Tootsie is all better real soon. Hugs and love to you all.

  18. Tootsie and family....I'm sending lots of healing thoughts your way....you are in good hands.
    hugs to each of you,
    Ellen Stewie and Tucker

  19. Sending love and healing energy your way. I'm so sorry this happened. I'll check back soon to see how things are.
    Lots of love,
    Holly & Phoebe

  20. Our paws are crossed and we are sending you our most powerful vibes. Get well soon.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    Hugs to everyone.

  21. Oh my goodness, this is very scary. We are sending lots of prayers your way!!

  22. Fingers crossed for Tootsie! How scary :(

  23. Tooties , I am sending all kind so healing thoughts and prayers to you!

  24. Tootsie - I just read this and am sending extra special healing lab thoughts your way! We are thinking about you and hoping you are feeling better!!!

    Your pal,

  25. Ohhhh...I am so sorry. I take medication and my worst fear is that I will accidentally drop one on the floor and the dogs will eat it. I see that you have updated on Tootsie's progress several times since this post so I will go catch up.


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