Last night was hard. Essie punctured her foot when she caught her frisbee (no idea what happened as I threw the frisbee, she caught it and wandered off to go potty so I shut the door). For most of the night she could barely walk one three feet. Her foot became very swollen and she fell into a very deep sleep (what you heard last night was not thunder or an earthquake, it was Essie snoring). While she was sleeping the foot weeped a little. There wasn’t much blood to begin with. This morning the swelling is gone and she is walking fine. So do I take her to the vet?
Then there is Dante. I was giving him some much deserved lovins when I started to feel a mass under his arm/leg. I felt the mass and it is as big as the palm of my hand. It wasn’t there the last time he got lovins. Now is this a fatty mass that they get as they get older? Or is this something I need to worry about? Again, do we go to the vet?
What is ironic with all this is I stayed late to help a person at work again last night. I felt very good abut it because we got her vehicle running and she was able to drive home. It took some doing but she was very happy and relieved. And I felt good because I enjoy helping people. So when I got home I was feeling very good about life and myself. That stuff happening with the kids was just a gut punch. Tuesday Moose had what’s called Cherry Eye. His third eye lid was becoming swollen and starting to pop out. I was worried a vet visit would be coming the next day. One of the things you can do is massage the eye to help the swelling go down. I guess it felt good because Moose was really leaning into it so I just kept rubbing his eye for a bit every once in a while. No more Cherry Eye.
But I am scared to leave Essie’s foot untreated because if it is a through and through puncture then it can get infected with everything in out yard. I still would really like to know what happened. Was it a nail? A piece of fencing that the guys left (I picked up as much of the stray wire scraps as I could swearing at them the whole way when they finally got the fence up)? A stick? I would like to know if there is something I need to go find in the yard to prevent it happening again. So I guess it will be atleast one vet trip. I am going to call them when they open and talk to them to figure out what to do. And Stella needs to go in for her 3 year rabies shot as well as getting microchipped (I keep forgetting because of all her issues to get that done).
If we do go to the vet I may have to take all four in the car with me. I hate doing that because of the parking lot at the vet’s office being right on the busy road. I had everyone escape and head for the road once. Worst day EVER! But if Chris is still asleep when they can get us in then I can’t leave anyone here but Essie otherwise they will bark and cry. Essie of course needs to go with because it is her paw. I have a meeting that I’m covering tonight as well. Hopefully that will keep my mind off things.
Anyway the clock says the vet’s office should be open right now so I need to get off of here and get on the phone. Thanks for listening…..