Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunshine Injured

Yesterday, Sunshine was romping and running with her fur friends at the dog park and hit the fence with her side, taking a large hunk from her right side. Got her to the Animal Emergency Hospital in Burton at about 12:30 and was advised that the vet was in emergency surgery and, after a quick scan by the vet, was advised to bring her back in a couple of hours. Returned at 2:30 and was advised that the vet was still in surgery and to return later. After calls, finally got her in about 8:00. About 11:00, Sunshine was led to us, very groggy and not responsive to us at all. She was wearing a plastic cone collar to keep her from licking her wound. After a lot of coaxing, we were able to get her into the car and, once home, a lot of coaxing finally got her out of the car and into the home. Last night, Carol took the collar off Sunshine and stayed awake with her while she slept, so that she could finally get some sleep. This morning, she is still very stiff and groggy but is getting more responsive to us. Seeing her so drugged and non responsive is so difficult but probably not as difficult as what she is feeling and going through.

4 comments:

Ron and Thelma said...

So sorry to hear that. She was probably going so fast. They can really move. Hope she heals fast. Give her a lot of love

Jim and Carol said...

Thanks. She is getting better fast. Love she is getting!

Garreth MacLeod said...

Don't fret too much about the responsiveness (or lack thereof). Once the anesthetic wears off she'll be back to normal. Maybe a little stiff still but mostly normal.

I always worry at night about one of our greys running into the fence so I try to not let them run in the dark.

Jim and Carol said...

Thanks, Garreth. Yes, she is returning slowly to her ornery self. Just got a suggestion to use her muzzle instead of this cumbersome cone collar so we will try that today. Should be more comfortable for her.