The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sinbad is not doing well


Sinbad was not eating much when we left home.  I stopped off at our daughter's on the way Saturday and spent the evening there.  We left Sunday at noon travelling north towards our destinations.  I elected to stop early at the first camp we came to which was near Shasta Lake.  That evening since he still hadn't eaten I decided to abort the trip and return home on Monday.  But come Monday morning he ate a healthy breakfast of both dry and wet food, so what to do?

I continued on our way but turned south towards camps along Hat Creek north of Mt. Lassen Nat. Park. I just felt better going closer than further away from home.  The plan was to hang around this area for a few days and see how he did.  It was now Monday, our Labor Day holiday and everyone had cleared out for home.  We had the small campground all to ourselves.

Sinbad was alert and active wanting to go for walks.  At 3pm he got sick and threw up.  He continued to throw up every hour but was fine in between.  I decided the next day we would go home, but at the 8 pm that evening the vomit was pinkish - blood?  I freaked, threw everything together and drove on through the night arriving at home at 1:30 am.  At home was his last throw up.

The next day he was fine and we went to the vet.  He got a shot to settle his stomach and was good all day eating normally.  This morning he is once again nauseous and thrown up twice.  Think how it is when you have the bug and get nauseous and vomit every hour with nothing in your stomach.  You feel fine afterwards then it slowly returns an hour later.  This is what is he going through.  The vet is to call today and check in.  I may call instead.

I am just so very glad I had already decided to not take our planned long trip back to the New England area for the fall colors.  To be a couple thousand miles away from home....


13 comments:

  1. oh, kitten. i am glad you stayed close and returned to home. i know you'd have been feeling frantic to be away from your normal vet. i hope he can settle back to normal...

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  2. I hope that sinbad in no time will be himself again in his trusted environment and that his personel will keep calm and adequate in their concern.

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  3. Did the Vet x-ray Sinbad's stomach? Sounds like he may have eaten something he shouldn't have...poor little guy! Hope he feels better soon.

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  4. I hope he's feeling better soon.

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  5. Oh sweet Sinbad....get better real soon.

    Felicia

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  6. I hope he is feeling better real soon. So glad you were close to home.

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  7. That was a smart move to stay closer to home with Sinbad. I hope he gets over whatever it is and we will be rooting for his health to return!

    Cheers,
    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  8. Not good to hear that the silent hero of this blog is under the weather. Nothing serious I hope. With a bit of luck he'll be back in the driving seat soon.

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  9. it is an anxious time for you John; hopefully Sinbad picks up real soon. It must've been such a relief after all the debating in your mind, head home or stay, to finally make it back home.

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  10. O John, that is bad, glad you could turn home so quickly. I hope he will recover soon, he always likes your travels so much. Wish you all the best for Sinbad.

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  11. So sorry to hear about your trusty orange companion, John. I hope you get it figured out, and Sinbad improves enough to see the fall colors.

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  12. Oh Sinbad, I hope that whatever this is, that it passes or can be fixed soon! Its no fun feeling sick. Get better, furry friend!

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  13. How is Sinbad doing now? Updates? I know he is your best buddy, thinking of him and you.

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