I'm sorry - I just got on the board now. Both Pucci and I did sleep last night (whew), but Pucci wouldn't drink water again this morning and continued to refuse to eat. He also started licking his stitches so I reluctantly put his cervical collar on. He looks like Mr. Pathetic.
Since Melinda was here today, I ran a quick errand, and brought back wraps for lunch and chicken breasts to boil for Pucci. I purposely put the bag containing the pastic-covered wraps on the floor - his nose was sniffing around in there. Melinda and I smiled at each other. We sat down to eat, pulling the wrap off - Pucci wolfed it down as fast as we could offer it to him.
Wheew....I was starting to get really worried. I'm glad the little fellow is beginning to feel better! Special gentle skritches from the two footed folks who live here and inquisitvie sniffs and gentle witters from the four footed guys!
Now, picture a certain someone watching me place some chicken on his dog food, and then bringing the plate to him. Smarty pants ate the chicken and barely touched his dog food. So I went and got a bit more chicken and schredded little slivers on his food. He wolfed the chicken but reluctantly ate his dog food. He finally DID eat and drink water afterwards. GOOOOOOOOD boy!
Thank you for your concern. It is very much appreciated.
We have a Vet appointment this morning. Pucci seemed to make progress yesterday - drank water, ate a bit. I avoided giving him pain medication because it can have some serious side effects. Shortly after I put him in bed last night, he began wimpering and wimpering and wimpering. I got up and give him a pain pill, but it still took over an hour for him to get comfortable.
i'll check in later today with another update. I certainly am grateful for your concern.