Getting there

Maggie is having her Xray tomorrow morning, and we have to be at the surgery for 8.30.
Today’s visit was extremely painful for her, and I yelped in unison with her when the vet put the needle in her toe in the hope that pus would squirt out.
It didn’t, but as her toe is twice the size it should be, it’s possible she has an infection in it, although no wound or scabbing is visible.

We decided to go ahead with the Xray to ensure that nothing is broken, and as she will be sedated, if they need to draw any infection out of her toe, she won’t be in a position to fight it. Hopefully we will finally find out what is going on and get the matter resolved once and for all.

Following a dose of injected antibiotics, we brought her home and spoilt her rotten bringing her tea and treats to her cushion.
She amazes me with her tolerance and acceptance of the situation, whereas all we can do is look on and grimace with every step.

Sept 2015

About pensitivity101

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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19 Responses to Getting there

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Poor baby! She definitely deserved some spoiling. Hope she gets better quickly.

    • So do we. Perhaps now something is visible it can be treated and resolved.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Oh, did the x-ray show something?

      • She’s having the Xray tomorrow morning, but her toe is heavily swollen and the vet thinks she may have an infection as the problem does seem to be with her foot, We’ve decided to go ahead with the Xray anyway rather than wait another couple of days to see if the antibiotics work. Our baby is in pain, and if something is broken, the Xray will show it. If not and they have to check her foot more thoroughly, she will be unconscious and so won’t feel any further discomfort. We will get it sorted sooner rather than later.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Sounds like a good plan.

  2. foguth says:

    The unknown is always the worst part.

  3. They are so helpless with those shots, explorations. Glad they will sedate her to to more. I understand how it pains you. Hang in there.

  4. Maggie’s a trooper. Sweet girl.

  5. A trooper all right (must wander back to catch up – been busy herding toddler as daughter is injured)
    Sending healing warmth and thoughts to Maggie!

  6. joyroses13 says:

    Aww! Poor Maggie, but glad that they are finally getting to the root of the problem it seems. It makes me “Ouch” just thinking about her toe. Yay on the spoiling! πŸ™‚

  7. scifihammy says:

    Oh no! I didn’t realise it was this bad, poor Maggie.
    You’re right and I’m sure the XRay will show what’s going on. Whatever it is they can have a good look while she’s under without causing her any pain.
    LM also had XRays while she was under for her eye surgery, as she grew a lump on her wrist. At least the vet can keep the dog still then! πŸ™‚
    Good Luck to all of you. πŸ™‚

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