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April 24, 2013

Our dog had surgery...

Sunday afternoon, we were surprised to find that our dog, Lusy, was very ill.  She was have spasms in her abdominal area and couldn't walk.  Rob carried her in his arms and we brought her to MedVet's emergency room.  They took an x-ray and found that her intestines were looped tightly, and although they couldn't tell exactly what was going on, it didn't look good.  We opted for immediate surgery, the doctor there called us after, it was 11pm on Sunday...and told us that they'd found she had peritonitis, an inflammation of the abdominal cavity wall, due to a rupture in her uterus, which they had to take out.  They took a swab (and sent it to the lab, we will find the results in a few more days) and lavaged her insides, put in a drain, and stapled her up.
She was on IV antibiotics and pain medication, too.  She was there for almost 48 hours, spent 2 nights away, and they said she wouldn't eat ANYTHING.  Yesterday (Tuesday) we were able to take her home.  To get her to eat, I cooked a pound of ground beef and a cup of brown rice, I put 1/4 of it atop her dry dog food, and she ate it, with pleasure.  She is getting special treatment.  I had just cut off her arm bandage where the IV was and then snapped this picture below...looks like she is smiling!
She is now on oral antibiotics, pain medication and anti-nausea meds.  Lusy is doing well, I'm struggling to get the pills down her.  She is wearing an Elizabethan collar, so that she won't be able to lick her wound and open it up.
 P.S.  Yesterday was also my dear husband's 40th birthday!!!

9 comments:

wayside wanderer said...

Poor Lusy! I hope she will be better now. She is beautiful.

Michelle M. said...

I'm glad to hear that Lusy is on the mend!

Happy birthday to Rob! Many years!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday to Rob!!! I'm so glad that Lusy is home! ♥

elizabeth said...

Many years to your husband!!

So glad that your dog is OK! how stressful!!

DebD said...

poor doggie. So glad they discovered her problem and fixed it. Happy birthday to your dh!

Melanie said...

Lusy does look like she is smiling!

Many Years to your husband!

Heather said...

Ah ha! I figured out how to make a comment, it was on my side (for some reason I have to press 'shift' when I comment)

Anyhow, so glad that your dog is doing better and hope that she's doing better! Its so scary when they're sick and you dont know what's wrong. Hope the pup gets better really quickly!

amy said...

Oh! What a sweet girl... I hope Lusy feels better soon :) and may God grant many years to your husband!

Mimi said...

Happy 40~ Many Years! So far, so good for me :)

Glad Lusy is feeling better.