I am studying for the bar exam and take it Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Stressful right? Well I have been doing great, studying on my beautiful undergrad campus near where we just moved. It is a Catholic college w/ a monastary and I feel so peaceful and stress free while there. Ive been stopping in the church to say a prayer daily, went to mass there this morning. I was amazed at how great my gut has been.
Then today, two days before, everything on campus was closed so I came home to study. I took my dog for a walk. She has been having some behavioral issues lately. We moved from the country to the city and she is having trouble adjusting to having to walk past other people and dogs. Well today, she barked and nipped a teenage girl. It slightly broke the skin and left a bruise. The girl was scared and upset but noticed that my dog seemed to be playing and not vicious. I gave her my number and her dad called me when she got home.
Luckily, they are not calling the police or taking her to the doctor because the dog is up to date on all her shots and the kid just had a tetenus shot. But, my husband is away for a few days and I am so afraid to walk the dog now until I get her to obediance school. She has always been the perfect dog and this is so out of her character. I had no idea what was going to happen. If we would get sued, if she would get quarantined, if because she is a rotti-mix the police would just come take her. I was a sobbing wreck for hours until I heard from the girls dad that she is ok and they are not making a big deal out of it.
But it doesn't change the fact that my dog did this. And now my stomach is a wreck. That is what happens whenever I get upset. I have pooped 5 times since the incident and have the stinkiest worse gas right now. I'm trying to calm down and be thankful that everything is ok for now and just focus on my exam. But I can't get over it. I love my dog so much and we are renting a great place. I would just hate to be put in a situation where we couldn't stay here with the dog. Luckily we were nowhere near home when this happened so my landlord should never know.
I am a very responsible dog owner and will be seeing a trainer to get this problem fixed. But, I am so emotional right now and I just hate that our emotions come right from our gut. This sucks.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access).