Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 17

So Jake has been driving me crazy the past 24 hours.  If I had any lingering doubts that he was feeling fine they are now out the window along with my sanity.  Jake has been pacing and whinning and asking to go outside pretty much since yesterday afternoon.  He is definately going stir crazy.  Of course it has been raining here all day and everything is soaked from the rain we got earlier in the week so even if he was allowed to go out for a walk it would only be a short one.

I think it is this time during the recovery that most people have trouble with.  Your dog seems healthy and is obviously feeling well but you still can't take him out for excersise.  Any good dog owner knows that excersise is the key to a happy and easy to live with dog.  So facing two more weeks of the insanity doesn't sound like that much fun, and it seems cruel.  If you are going through this treatment and you are having doubts I encourage you to read about the life cycle of the heartworms and exactly what happens during treatment as they die.  I promise you won't want to risk allowing your pup to over exert itself just so you can have a bit of peace and quiet.  At this stage the heartworms are still being dissolved by the body and there is more risk of clots than during week one.  Thirteen days to go....

SX-70 Sonar, Impossible PX600 batches 6/10 and 7/10

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear he is feeling better! Hope your sanity can handle the next two weeks. It's been raining here too and my boy has been quite whiny!