Posted : 8/28/2009 6:38:28 PM
OWIE!! I hope the vet can help ya out. I so know what it's like to be going on vacation when your pets are sick. It's bad enough leaving them add leaving a sick pet & it's even harder. Good vibes coming from me & my pack to you & yours.
tell me about it! i feel like big ball of stress right now - as if the vacation alone didn't make me anxious enough!!
so the vet gave her a good look over - she even found one foxtail in her ear!! after she found it I realized that when I took her to my other vet for her annual I didn't remember them checking her ears & eyes. she needs her teeth cleaned too ( already knew that from the other vet).
she couldn't say what was causing the swelling, since it is so big. we opted for antibiotics & see what happens. if i dont notice a improvement by monday i'll take her in again before my trip. after that I'll just have to set up something for when I'm gone with my house sitter. he's great with animals and will have his dog here too. I know he'll take good care of everyone & take them to the vet if need be.
akyra is doing fine though - the swelling doesn't seem to painful & even let the vet lady poke at it a bit. she said that soaking it is a good idea - just in case anything is going to drain. So I'll keep doing that. she said I didnt' have to keep it covered, but make sure it doesnt turn into an open wound - then I would need to keep it clean.
I double checked the dog run for anything dangerous. no foxtails in site ( whew!), but there was one star-thistle that came inside the fence, so maybe she poked it on that. those are painful!! I was weedwacking them last weekend and had a couple full size thistle heads stuck in my leg.oh joy!
then on top of all this my boss is freaking out cuz i'm leaving for so long - he doesn't really get along well with computers LOL.
sheba is still doing well, put a little neosporin on her scar/stitch area just in case. she's wearing the cone again cuz the first day after the stitches came out - she licked a little bit of it open. it looks alot better now that she hasn't been able to get to it for the past 4 days.
so if the antibiotics dont work, then it'll either be probing or xrays. :)
thanks for the good vibes, i feel like i need them right now!
btw the vet was very nice, it was my first time seeing her. Her staff was great too. I even chatted with the receptionist girl for awhile about my donkey. it was fun to share. seems like at the other vet office i never get to see the same vet :(