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Doggie Drama

This week has been an interesting one…full of worry, disgust and more ewwww that I thought possible.

My little poppet has become uber poorly for the first time ever. For the past week this is what she has looked like:

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Why didn’t anyone tell me how panicky a poorly furbaby would make me? After four days of farts that could make a dung beetle wish to plug it’s nose, diarrhoea that eventually turned bloody and scared the hell out of me and the occasional vomit we finally managed to get her into a vet’s appointment.

We had been giving her medicine over the weekend to combat the tummy troubles but something more sinister crept up…I wonder in time if I will consider it or blessing or not.

She didn’t like the taste of the tummy medicine so I was forced to prop her mouth open to shove the pill down her throat. I’ve done this with her lots of times before but this time she let out a yelp more high-pitched and pitiful that I have ever heard from her that I gave up that idea and started grinding her pills into yogurt.

Over the next few days, while most attention was paid to her stomach we noticed that she would yelp in pain at random moments. I kept checking her body and felt nothing. It wasn’t until this morning that I worked out she was yelping whenever she yawned.

Damn stupid internet panicked me into thinking she may have a degeneration of the muscles around the jaw and so we packed her up and headed off to the vet.

When we got there we found out our appointment was with the neurologist.

Panic much.

Most of her checked out ok but the neurologist ended up having to sedate her in order to pull her mouth completely open giving her a sad little souvenir bandage:

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He then told us we have two options: try to treat what looks like an infection in her mouth with antibiotics and hope that that is what is causing her eye to bulge slightly and her lymph node on the right side of her face to swell, or for nearly €1000 we could give her an MRI scan to check that it isn’t a tumour.

I’m sure you can guess which option we choose to try first:

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That’s over €100 spent and a month’s supply of two antiobiotics and painkillers….for something less than half a metre long.

Of course I had a freak-out moment and started imagining every worst possible scenario. I’m calmer now but still *sigh*it’s not been a good day.

That little doggie has been with me through the roughest times of my life and is great source of companionship.

With all that said wouldst thou be so kind as to spare a few breaths in your prayers for my munckin’s recovery? I know it’s just a dog but she’s OUR dog….our little furry baby.

Let’s hope the next few weeks go smoothly and I have a much more entertaining entry next.

In your debt Sweets,

Ariane

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tobyferret
Nov. 12th, 2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
I hope your poor puppy gets better soon! Has she had a blessing? I know lots of families who've given their pets blessings with even less extreme illness than yours.
britishcowgirl
Nov. 12th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
thanks for your advice. I hope so too.
kukla_red
Nov. 12th, 2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
O, the poor little thing! I hate it when my pets get ill because I feel so helpless - I know they are hurting but they can't tell the vet what's wrong.

I hope your little mite gets better soon.
britishcowgirl
Nov. 12th, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
Kiitos mucho!
blognmomma
Nov. 12th, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely pray for her. I hope the medicine will work and that she will get well and feel great. (((hugs)))

I totally know how you feel over this. My Dusty gets sick periodically with hemolytic anemia and every episode I worry myself SICK. I pray and give him his medicine and he always gets better.

Your baby will get better. Give her a hug for me. :)
britishcowgirl
Nov. 12th, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Honestly. I needed to read that.
bellajellybean
Nov. 13th, 2012 04:13 am (UTC)
Hope she will be good as new in no time! It's really scary when your pets are ill.

I remember that our cat was ill and lethargic for a few days, refused to eat. Turned out he'd eaten some dental floss from the bathroom garbage and it got wound around his intestines. I'm the proud owner of a $1500 CDN cat. :P
britishcowgirl
Nov. 13th, 2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness and I thought our bill was expensive!
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