Hi everybody! Huuuge thanks for the juju. I'm still honking, but feeling a lot better. I rested yesterday like I was supposed to and the little blue pills the doctor gave me stopped The Cough so we were all finally able to sleep last night. My human and her jello brain are very happy about the sleeping part.
For a trip to the vet, going to Bishop Ranch wasn't too bad. I had to go in through some special back door and totally missed out on cookies and love from the front desk, but the vet lady was supernice. She's done so much work much with pug rescues, she's become a total pug guru. If you're a pug and live in the Bay Area, remember the name Dr. Ikezawa.
Except for the scale (26.08 lbs) and the part when they stuck that thing up my butt, the exam wasn't bad. Dr. Ikezawa said it's not crazy-weird for pugs to hack up water or frothy foam when they're honking, so the puking thing probably isn't because of anything stuck in my belly.
Dr. Ikezawa also said pugs are 'specially built', so The Cough can lead to things like pneumonia. I think this was a nice way of saying we have no necks or snouts and that can screw stuff up. She gave me extra-strong drugs to make sure that doesn't happen.
She also gave my human a 1000 Pugs card! Uh huh. We got pugspotted by the Bay Area's pug guru. Dr. Ikezawa sees so many pugs, she totally didn't recognize me from the 1kpugs website and had no idea I practically am the project. But that's ok because she totally loves 1000 pugs and cine I am #1, it means she loves me too. and wanted us to know all about it.
Even though she didn't recognize me, it was really cool to be pugspotted by the pug guru. She totally loves 1000 pugs and since I'm #1/1000, that means she loves me too.
Thanks again for sending the juju my way. I hope we don't need to do that again for awhile. For me, or anybody else.