Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Earle Update

Earle got to come home on Sunday evening. He wasn't eating yet, but he was pretty anxious to get out of the clinic. Apparently, he was becoming quite vocal about his unhappiness with his confinement!
So we decided to see if he would be hungrier at home. It didn't work on Sunday. He was happy to be home and the other dogs were truly thrilled to see him. There was none of the usual "you smell funny" stuff. They took turns sniffing him; licking his ears, and snuggling with him. But Earle wouldn't eat yet. Monday Earle started to eat, not much and only if he thought another dog was about to steal his food, but at least he got a bit of nutrition into him! It had been a full week at that point since he had eaten anything! Today he ate breakfast because he just couldn't let Franklin have it! Tonight he wolfed down his dinner, without competition for the bowl! He was actually hungry!

He's not 100% yet, but we did come very, very close to loosing him so it may be awhile before he's fully back to normal. He'll likely need a special diet for the rest of his life, but he seems to like the low fat, easy to digest food. We are thrilled, deeply relieved, and happy beyond words that he's still with us and appears to be on the road back to health!


dogsled_stacie said...

Awesome news, yay Earle! It helps when you think someone else is going to STEAL your food! I hate when that happens, lol.

Phred said...

wow! That Earle Kid sure puts a lot
of effort into seeking attention!

Glad he's on the road to recovery!

Khady Lynn said...

We couldn't be happier that Earle is finally on the mend! Keep it up buddy!


-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

R daddy had that same thing but as a hume. It wuz before R time but we heard it wuz real nasty to have. Speedy recovery sibe vibes to Earle.

-da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau-

Elyse K said...

Dear sweet Earle, I hope that you're doing better and better each day! Speedy recovery sibe vibes!


Janet Whitesell said...

Good news about Earle. BTW, how is Goldie?