On St. Patrick’s Day We woke up and did our usual routine. I got dressed and when we went into the nursery to get Princess A dressed for our morning walk. Freckles did something unexpected though. He jumped on our air conditioning unit. We couldn’t get him down. Princess A tried to get him down by offering him a ball but he still refused. I took a picture and thought it was just normal Freckles weirdness. Then when I was dressing Princess A he jumped off the air conditioner and ran into the living room.
When I was done dressing Princess A I thought it smelled like poop so I checked her diaper. It wasn’t Princess A so I went into the living room and there was Freckles squatting and pooping gross diarrhea all over our apartment.
Just so you know Freckles is a gentleman and very well house trained so he only poops inside when he is really sick. I stuck Princess A in her play pen so I could clean up and then Freckles started vomiting. This was getting bad fast so I woke up The Husband and he watched Princess A while I took Freckles to the vet.
Unfortunately, it was St. Patrick’s Day and my vet is one block away from the parade so it was beyond difficult getting there. Eventually we did and the doctor saw that he was dehydrated and had a stomach virus. They gave him some fluids and antibiotics and sent us home. Freckles was in a good enough mood so we walked home because it was impossible to find a cab before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Then we met the husband and Princess A at the pediatrician because she had a follow-up appointment for her TB test.
The doctor said she had not been exposed to TB… yeah! Then when we were done with that the parade started and our pediatrician’s office is at the beginning of the parade so we got a really good spot to watch it from and the whole family was together. If Freckles hadn’t gotten sick I would have probably just taken Princess A to the pediatrician myself and the Husband and Freckles would have stayed at home.
So thank you Freckles for taking one for the family and getting sick on St.Patricks’s Day so we could watch the parade together!