The Beach, A&E, Maggie

We’ve been here 33 days, and visited the beach at least once a day since arriving.
In all that time, the water has never been the same. I find it fascinating.
The tide is at varying stages when we visit and this morning as Maggie and I shared a short walk, I found myself watching the watery fingers as they tried to find purchase on the sand.
Overhead in an otherwise clear blue sky, ribbons of cloud rippled and drifted in silence.
The beach was busy this morning, but Maggie wasn’t enjoying herself, the pain in her shoulder starting to give her serious discomfort.

It’s been a horrible day actually.
Hubby went up to the Sit and Wait clinic about his eye infection as it has flared up again.
It would appear the medical staff can pick and chose who they see and when as he was one of only three when he arrived at 8.30, but by 10 am he still hadn’t been seen and chased up reception to make sure he hadn’t missed his name being called. He was told that ‘Someone’ would see him in due course. He was not impressed and will not use this ‘service’ again.

As it turned out, they couldn’t help him anyway, so we had to drive 30 miles to Boston A&E. His records are still on their data base, so these have now been updated, and he was actually seen within an hour of our arrival.
With a referral to the Eye Clinic on site, it meant another wait of at least two hours so I went to get something to eat, deciding to take Maggie for a short walk afterwards.
She was limping terribly, but managed a wee before I received a text message to ‘come and get me’.
The diagnosis is that it’s not an infection after all but an allergic reaction to something. Now starts the process of elimination to determine what as Hubby starts a course of steroid drops as the OTC stuff wasn’t man enough for the job. He had to wait over half an hour for the prescription to be filled and will have to go back in two weeks.
We got home just before 4pm.

In the meantime, Maggie is putting no weight on that leg at all now. I’ve checked her foot and there seems to be nothing wrong there, so it is in her shoulder.
We have dosed her with metacam and snuggled her in with a hot water bottle again tonight, but tomorrow we are taking her to the vet.
She hasn’t eaten very much today, but she is drinking. However, getting her out to do the business is difficult, even carrying her. All we can do at this stage is make her as comfortable as possible and let her sleep. If she gets us up in the night, so be it.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to The Beach, A&E, Maggie

  1. That was a terrible day. All that waiting and poor Maggie.

    • Will let everyone now how Maggie got on later today after seeing the vet. It may not be her shoulder at all but her foot as she yelped when I touched it this morning, though I can’t see anything untoward.

  2. Prayers for Maggie and your family. It is hard to watch a love one in pain.

  3. That was a rough day, for sure. Hope all turns out well for the two of them. And for sure, that he is not allergic to something in your new home or the beach.

    • It’s crossed our mind actually. But the usual things like washing powders and bed linens are the same, so perhaps he did get something in his eye which has flared up. Time will tell.

  4. joyroses13 says:

    Sorry about Maggie! Hope the vet can help!
    Sorry about your hubby’s eye too! Sounds painful. Hope you all can figure out the cause! Ugh on the long wait to get help and then having to go somewhere else yet!
    I do love how you get to visit the beach every day! Someday that will be me! 🙂

    • It is lovely to go there every day. No two days are the same. We haven’t gone this morning though, Maggie just doesn’t want to go anywhere. Still, we’re seeing the vet later and hopefully she’ll be able to help her.

  5. Poor little darling. I hope Maggie is feeling better very soon. Oh and Hubby too.

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