Tuesday I had to rush Honey to the vet just before 5pm. She was obviously in a lot of pain. Vet checked her over. No it wasn't anything from the spay. No she didn't have a temperature. No it wasn't Bloat. No it wasn't pain in the back or neck or any other joint. The vet pressed and poked and it wasn't till she prodded just up near the end of Honey's ribcage that Honey yelped very loudly and kept yelping. Vet was stumped, but agreed I had done the right thing in taking her in. After losing Song so suddenly I can be a bit paranoid.
Anyway, vet gave Honey a painkilling jab that had Morphine in it. She said this will sting. Well you would have thought she was cutting Honey's leg off. I came away with a tube of paste stuff that had antibiotics in it and she had to have that twice a day.
Once home Honey just stood still trembling and drooling. I have never seen so much drool. Had to put newspapers under her. Every now and then she would arch hr back and then try and relax, but never managed it. Then she squatted a few times, but I didn't realise she had done three very little pees. I put her lead on and led her outside. She squatted and then got up, then squatted and then.....well I think you get the picture. Eventually she did a very small hard poo (sorry if too much info:)). We came back in and I coaxed her into the dog bed.
The vet had warned me she would be drugged up by the jab, and boy did she looked spaced out.
I slept in my reclining chair in here, so I could keep an eye on her and she'd have the bigger dog beds. Well every little sound I woke, but Honey slept through.
Vet had made me a 9am appointment for Wednesday, but said I could cancel it if she was better. Well how she'd been the previous evening, I wouldn't have been surprised if I had found her passed away. The last time I saw a dog looking that ill, was Song and she had to be pts within hours of getting her to the vet.
Anyway, Honey was 95% recovered. She remained a little subdued for the morning, but then was back to her usual exuberant self. It was so nice to see her wagging her tail again.
I've only had her a short time, but I realised how much I had bonded when I thought I was going to lose her.
Please don't take your dog/s for granted. In a blink of an eye they can be gone. Go now and give yours a huge hug.