These past two days

We’ve been worried about Maggie so if I’ve appeared a little out of sorts or distracted, this is why.
Last week we took her to the vet because there was a lump under her left eye.
The diagnosis was a possible tooth infection and a course of antibiotics and anti inflammatory application.
After four days, there was no change, and the antibiotics gave her the trots, though there was no mess indoors bless her.
We rang at the weekend, and as we had a dental check up ourselves yesterday, made an appointment with the vet to see her today. We believed that the tooth would be pulled, and she’d be OK.

This apparently is not the case, and the lump was possibly the sister of the one removed last year.
The vet said he could operate today, so we took her for a nice long walk as she was expecting one and to clear her bowels and bladder, then went back to the surgery for 11am.

We’ve just collected her, and her face looks like she’s done ten rounds with Mike Tyson.
It’s swollen to four times the size of when we took her in, and the problem is not a lump, but a cyst sac filled with liquid that may be something to do with her saliva gland.
We’ve come away with a happy-to-see-us-but-groggy-doggy and some penicillin based meds to go with the anti-inflammatory. The other trot inducing meds are in the bin.
Samples have been sent away and we’ll get the results in a fortnight.
There are no stitches, and the swelling is due to where they put the needles in to drain the cyst.
Photo taken February

Poor love.
We’ve bought some pre cooked chicken and some rice so that we can get her to eat something before giving her any meds as both must be taken with food. The swelling should begin to go down in a couple of days, but if we have any concerns, we are to ring the surgery.

We are both naturally anxious.
Bearing in mind her age, it is not good for her to be going under full anesthesia on a frequent basis. The other lump was benign, but suddenly started to get bigger to such an extent that she couldn’t close her mouth properly. Our previous vet said they couldn’t do anything, which was one of several reasons why we changed.
We are not ready to lose her for a good while yet but we can’t help but worry.
Another February photo

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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36 Responses to These past two days

  1. Oh the poor dear love. 😦 I’ll blog today about elderly or ill doggies and how painful it is to see them either ill or to have to make that last decision for them. My condolences and lots of pets to Miss Maggie, who clearly is a very very good girl.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Poor Maggie, and poor you. I always hated it when my fur babies were sick, so I know how you feel. Hopefully, this will all turn out to be fine and you’ll all be back to normal in a few days.

  3. Oh dear, I am so sorry to read this. I hope that everything will be okay and Maggie will recover quickly.

  4. kytwright says:

    Your Maggie reminds me of our youngest’s first guide dog Whisper, she was a tough old girl. Hope everything turns out alright.

  5. Hugs to you all. Sick pets are always worrisome. They can’t tell you how they feel. I know she’s in good hands. I’m surprised he operated without the usual “no food after midnight” thing but obviously it all went well.

  6. Bless and keep your Maggie safe and healthy. ❤ ❤

  7. Sadje says:

    That’s tough on the poor lady. Hope she gets better soon.

  8. Mws R says:

    Prayers for oyu and her

  9. blindzanygirl says:

    Aww, Di. I am SO sorry to read this. Poor Maggie. I truly do know that feeling, and what you are going through. When they get sick when they are older it is just awful. Please keep us i formed as to her progress. Big hugs to you from me, and lots lif love and strokes to Maggie ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Thanks Lorraine. She’s sleeping again now, but we’ve managed to get her to eat and drink, so that’s good. I walked her round the block earlier and she did a wee for me, so that’s a good sign. .

  10. The poor love. That will be so tough for you. Fingers crossed.

    • Thanks Gary. At least she’s sleeping OK and we’ve managed to get her to eat something so that we were able to give her some metacam to help with the inflammation. We’ll start her on the antibiotics tomorrow to give her body a chance to get rid of the trot stuff.

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