Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vet Emergency

Yesterday was a pretty normal day. I worked out, cleaned the house a bit and then we went out to dinner with friends. We went to The Crab Trap. Pretty good food if you're int he Pensacola area. When we came home I worked on my cross stitch and E played some video games. Very normal. Then I turned my back on our little yellow lab for about 30 seconds total...and she ate my sewing needle and thread. We tried to get it out of her mouth but she swallowed it before we could get it out. Luckily, when she got bitten by the fire ants I had searched for a 24hr vet in the area and knew the number and address already. We rushed to the hospital where we waited what felt like forever to get the x-ray. It was indeed in her belly. The Dr. said we had two options we could try and get her to vomit and hope that the needle came up with the food and didn't get stuck in her throat. or he could operate. I don't know how many people have had animals go through surgery but it's expensive! However, she is my baby and we just didn't feel like we could take the risk. {{I was beyond freaking out at this point.}} We went ahead with the surgery and she stayed the night at the hospital. At 1am the Dr. called and said the surgery went well. At 7am I called to see how she was doing and when we could pick her up. We were about to get her around noon. She was still drugged and very sleepy. She has to wear a cone around her head so she doesn't lick her stitches.She looks pitiful in it and I've yet to get a picture of her with it...but I've got another 7-10 days to snap one. She has been sleeping almost all evening. This has been one of the scariest moments of my life! So here I sit with my baby while she recovers and I get caught up on allllll the posts I have missed. So if your pet eats something unusual and makes you feel scared to death come talk to me after...I understand!

6 comments:

  1. What a nightmare! Cones are not the most enjoyable situation for them, either!

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  2. Oh so sad!! My cat did this and got so sick she almost died because we didn't realise she had eaten anything! Hope the pup is feeling better!

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  3. Awww poor puppy!!! Hope she's feeling better soon!

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  4. Oh, I am so glad it is okay! I am such a pet lover, and it is the worst thing when they are hurt, cuz you can't explain it to them! Make sure she gets a few good doggie treats, and lots of love!

    p.s. Thanks for your comments on my blog!

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