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Sunday, April 26, 2009

So much to say so little time! This might be a little long!!

Let's see if I can remember all the things that have kept me from blogging this past week. Doctor visits and vet visits, not a fun way to spend you week, I really don't like when one of my fu-babies are sick, they are so pitiful!!! OK, so as for why I had a doctors visit, same old same old another infection, lots of pain, lots of feeling like puking my guts up, you know all of that fun stuff. As for my poor fur-baby Francesca (my Dalmatian)had a huge abscess on her neck! I did notice a small hardness on the side of her neck but it didn't seem to bother her so I thought I'd just watch it, that was Thursday evening. I wake up Friday morning and realize she never woke me at 5 AM to eat as she does everyday, so I feed everyone and she isn't interested in her food, not good. I fill the water bowl with fresh cold water as I do numerous times a day and she is the first to get that yummy cold water, not interested in water either!!!!!! So the other three have finished and I put their bowls away and let them back outside and Francesca stays in, another sign all is not well, and I happen to notice she is now shivering and it's 75 degrees at least. I call the vet and they have me bring her in. She has a 104.8 temp, so not good!! I think they told me 101 would be about normal. So she looks at her neck and says she thinks it's an abscess and asked if she'd been in a fight or had any cuts, no. So she looks closely and says that she can feel an old scab. Then it hits me, her and our daughter's golden pup play non-stop and play rough at that!! She tried to drain it but it was too hard, so she gets an amitotic shot, pain medicine shot and pills of each for home and said if she isn't better by Sat she's have to lance the abscess. While driving home I thought back to last weekend and remembered that she and Mikey were playing really rough and I bet he might have scratched or nicked her neck a little and then it just healed over too fast and it became infected. Made sense to me! We weren't home four hours and I notice a little yellow drainage from where she tried to drain it, that was as Francesca was rolling all over our white carpet in the den, then I notice a large amount of yuckiness really coming out all over her, the carpet and now me!! Great it's draining, sucky it's draining on our white carpet, such is life, she feels better who cares, right? Right!! So long story to say she is much, much better and running around today as if she'd never felt bad at all!! Which makes me a happy person!!!! AS for my infection it'd be nice if it were that easy, wouldn't? But such us life. I can't say I feel a whole lot better as of today, my culture should be back by tomorrow afternoon so we'll know if I'll need a med change or not. I'm going to try to post pictures of Francesca and Mikey in this post hope it works!! Then I'll post pictures of the others in the next day or so; thought since I spoke of those two today it only fitting they get to be first!! I still need to sit down write "my story" as to how I ended up with my neo-bladder. So be looking for that post it was going to be my second post but you know what they say about best laid plans!! Have a great week!


Odette said...

hi marie,
too bad that you are still unable to post pic of your furry critters!
i too worry a lot if my pet is sick, i would cry even!
its nice to know your doggie is well and runninga again.

Fi from Four Paws and Whiskers said...

Hope she is all better now :)