Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day!
Over the weekend, The Thai Master has taken a turn for the worse- While he has started sleeping a lot longer and walking far less, this last weekend was a terrible one for him. Bedtime has become a nightmare as it now takes him till1 0r 2 AM to settle down- Sunday night neither he nor us slept a wink- we could not get him to sleep, and he kept panting loudly. It was so bad that I had Geoff sleep in another room just so he could get some rest. WE even tried having Thai sleep in his Command Center (the kitchen) but his fussing was so loud that we gave up and finally had to let him walk around on the bedroom floor the rest of the night. We don;t know what triggered this, it was a hot night but the previous night was far hotter and we had the fans going for him, which always has worked in the past. He had been outside for over four hours walking in the grass and disrupting the outdoor train layout- he caused quite a few derailments. We had thought that the exercise would make him sleep- instead it just riled him up. No amount of medication could calm him down either. Yesterday he did not eat his breakfast nor his dinner- he had trouble chewing his VetriLiver and his glucosamine treats. His belly bands have been dry for 24 hours- no output at all this morning when we took him out. He did eat his canned food, but not his kibble. He falls asleep when he is taken outside to potty, and we have to wake him up. He is drinking water- loads of it- we have to hold the bowl for him so that he doesn't spill it. Yesterday, from 10 AM until 10:30 PM he stayed on his bed, right in front of the floor fan. He drank some but refused his diner. We are trying to get him in to see Dr. Parker today or tomorrow. Please pray for our Tough Guy.
UPDATE- The Thai Master sees Dr. Parker tomorrow at 3:45. (She is not in today) He is sleeping in the office, near the computer desk as he usually does. Hopefully this is just heat related, but if so, we can't figure out the extreme reaction to it- we had the fans going and the ac, and his pain pills gave him no relief. Last night, WHN put six gel packs from a cooler underneath his favorite bed liner and he slept the whole night through.