For about three weeks or more my daughter and her family have been losing a lot of sleep! The culprit:
Jippy seems fine during the day but at night around 11:00 he can’t seem to lay for any length of time on his tummy. He pants from then until 5:00 or 6:00 in the morning. He wants to be snuggled, ears rubbed and he’s constantly up and down. This behavior is causing the entire family to lose sleep which is much-needed when you are working away from home or going to school which applies to all in the house!
Heather asked me to meet our vet at her home on Thursday and Doc Bowman couldn’t find anything physically wrong with Jippy except for being a little overweight which he has been for over a year. She drew blood and hoped to have the results back by today.
Me and Papa decided to give them a big break last night and I kidnapped him and brought him to our house to spend the night. He was quiet and seemed content to be with us and usually is going outside a lot to look for his “mommy” but he didn’t last evening.
We went to bed at 11:00 and he snuggled right in close to me and was fine until 12:00 and he jumped up like something had hold of him. He turned his head toward me and tucked his head under my hand and I started rubbing his ears (both) and it settled him unless I stopped. We did this until about 2:00 and then he wanted to take a potty break. I let him out and he stayed for about 15 minutes. Once he came in he was restless and constantly panting. At time he would get under the bed covers and crash for a 10-15 minutes with no panting and then he would come out from the covers and get right in my face panting and acting like he needed to tell me something. He continued wanting both ears rubbed and they were hot. This makes me think there’s something in his ears. I tried to listen and feel for any tummy rumblings and sometimes I did but not enough to think he had a belly ache. We’ve all been careful about what he eats since this started. I felt so sorry for him and wished he could talk!! Papa slept until 5:00 this morning and let him outside to potty and then sat in the living room with him the rest of the morning watching westerns together. I don’t know how Heather, Joel and Victoria have gotten any rest in the last few weeks. Hopefully, Doc Bowman will find the answer in the blood work and fix the issue quick. Flu season is all over the state and my kids need their rest to fight that off and stay healthy!
Jippy seems fine now, don’t ya think!