After dinner on Thursday evening, my hubby noticed that our black lab wasn't feeling good. Things turned worse later that evening for Patton so we took him to Pet ER. When they gave us the estimate cost for him to stay the night (approx. 12 hour stay) we just had to said no. They ended up giving him 3 shots and a fluid pack and we took him home.
On Friday morning, I took Patton to our regular vet and left him there for the weekend as we were going out of town. They started a IV drip and took a blood test and x-rays to find out what was wrong with him. The vet was great and she called throughout the weekend to let us know how he was doing. It seemed like he wasn't going to make it but by Sunday afternoon, he was starting to feel better.
We drove to Indiana after we knew that Patton was in good hands on Friday. Our friends were having a retirement party at their house on Saturday and we just couldn't miss it. It took us around 9 hours to get there with many stops. We had a great time and it was so nice to get away.
On the return drive home, we stopped in Kentucky to see our Daughter-in-law and grandsons.
It had been over 4 months since we had seen our grandsons....4 months is too long to go without seeing these little guys. We had lunch with them and then we were off again back to Atlanta. It wasn't sad saying good-bye this time as they will be at our house in less than 2 weeks for at least a 3 to 4 week visit.
The best news is that I was able to pick up Patton yesterday. He was so excited to get home and he is feeling 100% better. The vet still doesn't know what was wrong with him but he was one sick dog. We are so happy to have him home.
Have a great day!