Originally Posted by *Laura*
Anne I hope you feel better soon. I know a few people who have been knocked flat by this nasty bug. Give Yogi and Toby a little tummy tickle from me
The fever broke this morning I think. The doc told me to check it in the evenings to make sure and until then don't go out in public and expose people.
So I'm keeping his advice especially since it's so close to Christmas! He's got me on some strange OTC drug regimen that seems to be working oddly enough, though I have no idea what it's doing to my kidneys. I'm taking Aleve for the body aches and head aches, Mucinex to decrease congestion, Clairtan 24 hour in the a.m., Benadryl in the p.m. and supposedly sudafed a.m. and p.m. but I can't handle all that decongestant so I'm just taking it at night. I've never taken this many OTC things at once so it's a little strange. I'm drinking lots of water to flush my kidneys.
A new Yogi is emerging- Mr. Land Shark! Jaws in Golden Fur! We used the bitter apple for the first time this morning and it didn't deter our little guy!
We also weighed him and he's a whopping 9.5 lbs. He only gained 3 oz since we brought him home, but I consider it an accomplishment since he's really not interested in food. Go figure- I now have a food hog (Toby) and a non-food motivated puppy (Yogi).
I've also lost 10 lbs since bringing Yogi home, without really trying because we've been eating mostly take out! I guess the stress of getting a new puppy adjusted, the inability to eat with a puppy needing constant attention and the illness all contributed to a nice unexpected side benefit. Now I can enjoy the holiday treats a little more and not feel too guilty!