Dog update

Jan. 16th, 2010 02:11 pm
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My mom called me and woke me up and let me know Macie was doing much better. She seems to have accepted her fate, and she's stopped fighting everything and everyone. She still hasn't eaten, but she's taking treats, so mom sent someone to get her canned wet food, which she'll probably take. She's adjusted to the strangeness and (our saving grace) fallen into her usual post-trauma behavior - she's definitely aware that if she is in distress, and we do something weird, we are trying to make it better. (she even comes to me when she has the hiccups and looks at me balefully until I fix it)

The really amazing news is, just as I was getting off the phone with her, mom said "do you want to come see her?"

I was dressed and in the car in less than five minutes. I haven't had a shower or eaten or even drunk anything yet today.

BUT GUESS WHO IS ASLEEP ON MY FOOT! 

There was some consulting with the vets, and it was decided that she could be allowed out of the kennel if someone was willing to sit with her and keep her still. This is SO MUCH EASIER. I've got her right now, leashed in case she tries to get up, laying on her little memory foam bed, with a thick plush fleece blanket and several pillows. Her whole back end is shaved, as well as a band on her front leg for some reason I don't understand. Her visible wounds looks fantastic, and should heal very soon. It's the bone and ligament and screws and plate etc etc etc that are going to take so long.

I cannot express my joy at seeing this horribly put-upon expression:

Date: 2010-01-16 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-duck.livejournal.com
Daww~! I'm glad she's doing better and i'm definitely glad you can visit her. :)

Date: 2010-01-16 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fictionalknight.livejournal.com
aww! poor thing. I'm glad she's doing a little bit better and she can be allowed out of her kennel. :) *pets her gently*

Date: 2010-01-17 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merelymine.livejournal.com
Yay! I'm glad you guys figured something out that lets everyone be less stressed and gets her some needed attention. The band on her front leg might have been where they put in an IV. I know that's what they did to my bosses dog when she needed fluids after getting stung by a bee (well, after EATING the bee & it stinging the inside of her mouth).

And that FACE! She's so adorable.

Date: 2010-01-17 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iesika.livejournal.com
I should do a whole photopost of her in her various states of injury. ^_^; She looked particularly pitiful after the alligator attack.

This is working so much better than the kennel. I think the vets didn't anticipate us having seven or so people who would be willing to take turns sitting on the floor with her for hours at a time. (Only two of those people actually live here, lol)

Date: 2010-01-17 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faile-neume.livejournal.com
I am so glad that everything is working out okay ^_________^

Date: 2010-01-17 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyblkrose.livejournal.com
That expression is priceless Baby. You and your family are so loving with your Macie, whe is blessed to have people like you. I pray her strength and healing. Good people, gooood people, here are your virtual biscuits &&&&&

Date: 2010-01-17 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iesika.livejournal.com
Yay biscuits! *wags tail*

She's not spoiled. Not at all.

even if my dad did carry her upstairs so she wouldn't have to sleep downstairs by herself

Date: 2010-01-17 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyblkrose.livejournal.com
Nope, not spoiled at all

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