Monday, December 17, 2007

Update on Poppy's leg

Poppy's mom here...we had a very rough night. Poppy was in so much pain from the bandage on her leg that we ended up taking her to the emergency vet at 1am. After the bandage was off, she seemed to feel a little better, but only a little. This morning she was still in so much pain that when I tried to get her up to eat something she screamed and bit me three times (she has NEVER done that before) and peed in her bed again.

Of course, I was in a panic and Eric was at work. I called our vet and said I needed to bring her in right away, but they said they couldn't see her. They wanted me to drop her off and leave her all day and someone would look at her "when they had time." I thought that was a totally unacceptable solution, so I called another vet. This other vet is one that we have been thinking about switching to ever since our favorite doctor (Dr. R) left our regular clinic and went to this new place. Well, this was the final straw. I called the new place and told them we were former patients of Dr. R and that I was having an emergency with my dog and needed to bring her in. They said that Dr. R wasn't working today, but that of course I could bring her in right away. Now that's more like it. We saw a wonderful vet (Dr. M) who was very kind and understanding and got Poppy some pain medication right away.

We ended up staying there for almost three hours while they treated Poppy and I sat nervously in the waiting room--she's much better for them when I'm not there. Dr. M looked at the skin irritation where the bandage had been and also at her swollen pad. She said she wanted to "aspirate the mass" and send it off to be tested. She said the C word. Oh god please let it not be the C word.

We are at home now, and my baby is sleeping all wrapped up in her favorite fleece blanket. We have two kinds of pain meds, antibiotics, and an ointment for the skin on her leg.

Please send good thoughts our way.

Sarah (Poppy's mom)


Daisy said...

Oh dear, poor little Poppy! Thank goodness you found a good vet that would see her right away. I am purring and purring and purring for her little leggie to get all better soon. I hope you get the results right away, this must be very worrying.

Mack said...

My mom and I will be praying for you to get better real quick.

Tadpole said...

Oh NO! Thank God you had another vet in mind... and that they're one of the "good ones".

We are all thinking good and healing thoughts for Poppy, and praying for your whole family. It's AWEFUL to sit and wait - give the little Poppers some lovin' and please update us when you have time.

(Tad and Fig's girl)

2shibas said...

No, no, Poppy's mom. Get that word out of your head. Stay calm, think good thoughts, and concentrate on your little blonde Poppy. That word is thrown around *so* much because doctors have to be safe and rule out bad things first. It's so hard to wait, and we're so sorry you have to go through this.

We know it's easier said than done but please don't freak out. We send all good thoughts your way...please keep us posted. We will be thinking about you every minute!

Be strong!

Wiley & Fievel (and mom, too!)

Randi said...

Oh no POPPY!!!!!!!!!! I'm so sorry to hear about your hurt paw paw...& I am praying & sending good vibes that is not the C word...just a little cut that will heal soon...The Poppy I know & love would never bite her momma I know you must have been in lots of pain & outta your mind with anxiety....Poor Poor Poppy! I am sending your super good vibes right now & I'll continue till you say so!

Love & Licks,

ps...What a stupid #&$* of a vet..I'm glad you found someone that could see Poppy right away...

Lorenza said...

Glad you went to see the other vet. What is that "when we have time"!
Good vibes for Poppy hoping there is nothing serious!
Have a good night

Poppy said...

Thanks for all the good thoughts, guys. It's nice to know that friends are thinking of us...

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Sarah...I am sending good BT vibes your way and crossing my paws. Sending lots and lots of good thoughts!

Love Ruby & her Mom, Michele

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Sarah...I am sending good BT vibes your way and crossing my paws. Sending lots and lots of good thoughts!

Love Ruby & her Mom, Michele

Duke said...

We're sending lots of AireZen your way, Poppy! We hope you feel better soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

2shibas said...

Are you feeling any better, Poppy? We've been thinking about you lots!

Shiba kisses,
Wiley & Fievel

Deefor said...

So sorry to hear about Poppy. I will send a bark and some licks your way. Hope that leg is all better.


Petra said...

Oh, how scary that must have been.

I'm so sad to hear about Poppy and we are praying for a quick and full recovery.

No c word allowed.

Murphey said...

Many good thoughts from our part of the world are being sent your way. Give Poppy our love and tell her to GET BETTER (Yup, we yelled that so she know how seious we are...)

Murph, Reilly and Kathleen

Dobby said...

OH NO POPPY! I am so scared for you! I can't imagine how much that hurted your foot! But you have a very good Mommy who didn't take no for an answer and got you to a very nice vet ASAP. I hope you stay comfy in your blankie and your medicine. Maybe you can ask your Mommy to put your medicine in some cheese like I do. Cheese tastes good.
Me and Scarlett will pray for you and come back here soon to check on you!

Sparky said...

Puppy prayers said for Poppy!

I'd have switched vets too - that is completely unacceptable.