I went to my parents' house yesterday so my dad could do my taxes (yes, I do realize that it's lame that I don't do my own taxes but my dad's an accountant and I'm lazy. That pretty much sums it up.) I brought Stella with me because I was hoping my parents' dog would tire her out. They were running around in the backyard when Stella suddenly started eating something out of the garden. By the time I got it away from her it was unrecognizable - just a small, chewed-up white thing (it looked sort of like chewed-up gum but it had a different texture.) Within a few minutes she was vomiting ... and continued to vomit all evening. She kept it up for a few hours; even when there was nothing left to throw up, she was still dry-heaving. I have no idea what she ate but it's freaking me out. She seemed fine, other than the non-stop vomit-fest. She was full of energy and didn't seem to be in any pain. She'd be running around playing and then all of a sudden stop to vomit. She was really hungry last night so I fed her a bit of kibble and she kept it down, but she wouldn't eat her breakfast this morning (even though her tummy was making hungry, gurgling noises.) Do I take her to the vet? Am I overreacting? After the lump of doom episode (which turned out to be a major overreaction by me,) I'm a little hesitant to take Stella to the vet. At the same time, I don't want to not take her to the vet just because I don't want to look like a Crazy and have it turn out to be something serious.
These past 3 months with Stella have really made me realize how ill-equipped I am to have babies. Not that we were thinking of having babies anytime soon, it's just that I thought that if a baby were to come along we'd be able to handle it. Now? Now I know that if a baby were to come along we would lose our minds.