I was planning on just laying low this weekend and doing a lot of sleeping/ resting/a whole lot of nothing. Well, that wasn’t the case. I was woken up at 4:44 on Saturday morning to a puking husband. So I spent quite a while trying to help him out. Finally got him back to sleep and on his side and I couldn’t go back to sleep. So I read, let the dogs out about 60 times, ate breakfast, and made a grocery list all before 8:00. Well around 9 Vee comes walking in and her back right leg was bleeding. She has a skin tag on the back of her hock (sp?) the part that bends. So she’s bleeding all over the white Berber carpet in the basement while I am trying to compres it. I am yelling up to Eric to bring down the bandage box and some wash cloths. Finally he comes down gives them to me and hold Vee. I eventually get it cleaned and wrapped, Eric goes back to bed and I try to clean the carpet. Yeah, good luck with that. So I work on that for a while go upstairs and see that she has already bled through the dressing. Great. You know how hard it is to clean an 80 lb dogs back leg while she’s trying to horse kick you? It’s hard. So, I get her dressing changed again, clean myself up and come back down. The dressing looks ok so I figure I should go to the grocery store now because we are getting snow now and I figured it would be crazy packed today. Plus, by this point I was so tired that I knew if I would sit down I would fall asleep and never make it to the store. So I go. When I get back, Eric is still in bed and he says, Vee’s leg is bleeding pretty good. Thankfully I had bought more supplies. So I bring the groceries into the house get out the dressing supplies and change her dressing. She was saturating these big bulky dressings covered with kling. I clean myself up, put the groceries away and eat some lunch. I look at Vee and she is bleeding through her dressing again. Ok, I think maybe something needs to be done. So it’s 3:30, my vet closes at 2 on Saturday and I call and they gave me a number for an E-Vet. I call and they say they are an hour away but she definitely should be seen. I ask if they know of anywhere around me and give me the number to an E-Vet in Allentown. So I call, they say to bring her in, and they give me their address. Ok. Here we go. Vee is very familiar with the E-Vet since she had Parvovirus and both back knees have subluxed and she had to have surgery. Of course Eric can’t go cause he was too sick, so I am loading Vee into the back, trying to keep Lola out of the car, she loves going for rides, and trying to get everything in order. We get to the E-Vet and she has completely bled through her dressing. So everywhere we walk there is a nice blood pool following her. Poor baby. I fill out the paperwork, they get us back into the room and they are all a bit scared of Vee because of her eyes. But the only thing hey need to be scared of when coming in contact with Vee is her trying to give you kisses. So the doc comes in and takes off the dressing and looks and says “Oh yeah, we need to take this off. I am going to have to sedate her and cut an ellipse, pull the skin together and stitch it.” Fine with me, whatever she needs. Well, by the time he’s done looking at it, Vee has stuck her tongue down his throat 5 times, and it looks like my dog got murdered and chopped into bits in the room. He puts a temporary dressing on and says they would be back in to give me a quote and they would take care of it. I wait about 20 mins get the quote and say fine, whatever. They take Vee and I go sit in the waiting room.
So, in the mean time a dog comes in who is old and having a constant seizure, so she took priority over Vee. Totally understandable. i felt so bad for that family. They had to put the dog down. :(. So sad. i am waiting and around 8 they say they are getting started with Vee. The doc comes out like 30 mins later said everything went well and once she is awake enough they would bring her out and I could take her home. They brought her out and she was wasted. Just standing there she was swaying almost fell over a few times. I couldn’t help but laugh, though I felt bad. Settle my bill and walk Vee out. She’s walking like a drunk college student at 3am with a stupid cone on her head. Well, it’s hard to get a wasted 80 lb dog into the back of your 4 Runner when you can’t really lift yourself. Got her in, and she wouldn’t sit or lay down. She had no idea what was going on.
She kinda wobbled the whole way home, but we made it. I had to get Eric to get her out of the car. Poor thing. She came in, ran into everything with the stupid cone that squishes up all of her fat rolls, and just stopped on her blanket and fell over. She thankfully slept through the night.
By this time it’s almost 10, I am tired and hungry and past the point of conversing. I’m covered in random blood, clean myself up, eat, then I realize that I hadn’t done my second set of exercises and stretching for the day. Well screw that, I didn’t do it. It’s the first time in this entire journey that I didn’t complete my therapy for the day. I fell asleep in minutes then.
Today I am still tired, I am sore, irritated and wondering what’s next, because you all know it will be something. That’s life for you. Just glad my baby is ok. Back to work tomorrow, hopefully it doesn’t snow too much.