But it is so hard to sleep when you can hold a precious little puppy in your lap. Lilah Rose is on the left at my side. Tucker is asleep on my lap. I am exhausted but it is wonderful.
It has been quite a weekend. Tucker came home with us on Saturday. On Sunday afternoon, he started having stomach problems. We started him on chicken and rice to see if that helped. It was a long night. He and I were up every two hours. We went to the veterinarian yesterday (Monday). Tucker had his first exam, tests, and was prescribed a probiotic to mix with his food. The doctor suspected an intestinal parasite. We continued the chicken and rice meals. Last night went much better. We were only up three times and then back to sleep. The veterinarian called me today and yes, Tucker has a parasite and will start on daily medication for a week that will kill the bug and fix the tummy issues.
Poor little boy. No doubt he caught it before or during transport from Georgia. Yes, he is a Southern gentleman. The dog rescue here drives down South and picks up puppies and dogs that are abandoned or have been turned in at shelters. Evidently there are an abundance of both in the South. They are driven up North and placed in foster homes until they are adopted. We were very impressed with this particular rescue and it was quite a process to be approved and so on.
Tucker is 9 lbs and almost 9 weeks old. He is underweight and I am feeding him small meals 4 times a day. You can easily see his ribs and other bones and he has loose skin because he has pretty much no body fat. The doctor yesterday said that he has seen worse and he thinks that Tucker will be quick to gain weight with our feeding schedule..
Life is a bit chaotic but in a good way.