Wednesday, November 17, 2010

100th Post Prayer Request

photo taken in 2009

This post was supposed to be about how I've written 100 post since moving from my old blog to this one in January.

But, instead, I am asking for prayers for the pup. She's in the hospital.

As you may recall, she broke her toe a few weeks ago. We went for her follow up last week and she got a new cast. After the new cast was on, the vet tells me she has some irritation and a cut from the cast on her leg. I thought it was minor, like a scrape, because she had nibbled on her cast just the day prior.

However, this past Friday, she nibbled at it again, not much, just enough to tell me something is wrong. Upon inspecting, I noticed her cast was wet. I thought it was because of licking. I decided that her cone must stay on even when I'm watching. But it was still wet a couple days later, and maybe even more so. In addition to that, it had a foul smell. She slept all day Sunday, and refused to go potty. She hadn't eaten much for a couple days and barely had a drink.

So, on Monday, I took her back to the vet. This time we saw a different vet. This vet opened the cast in front of me. And what I saw was much, much worse than I expected.

Her entire leg was raw. And bleeding. And oozing. Her toes were swollen at least two times bigger than normal.

She cried. I cried harder.

And so, she's in the hospital to be treated for open wounds. To save her leg.

All because of a broken toe.

The latest update is positive. She was walking on her leg and eating and drinking and going potty. I won't really believe all is okay until I see her again. She will be there for a few days at least. Her toe is still not healed completely, but it sounds like it is healing. The concern now is the leg.

I realize I am probably over reacting and being all dramatic and thinking the worse but she's all I have left and I am scared.


MEK said...

I will be praying for her!!! we love our dogs like they are family!!
I hope she feels better soon!!!

aschmalz83 said...

I am so sorry, Ter!

Poor puppy. I'll be thinking of you both. I hope she heals quickly!

Holly said...

I don't think you're being dramatic or overreacting. Dogs are family members and our concern runs just as deep as for our two-legged members. I'd be crushed if my dog was in the same situation. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful girl.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Asking for prayers for your best friend is precious. Our pets are our world and she is loved deeply by you. I will pray for her.

Caitlin said...

I am keeping her in my prayers! Poor sweet emma! Keep us updated!

~~Mel~~ said...

Thoughts and prayers to you and your poor fur baby.

Holly said...

Oh no! How awful! I really hope and pray that it heals ok.

mallen said...

I'll be praying for Emma!!

Jenners said...

Oh No!!! I'm saying prayers for dear sweet Emma. I'm glad the latest news is positive. Hang in there. Hugs!

Sarah C. said...

Poor Emma! I was glad to see on Twitter that she is coming home today? I'm sure she has missed you very much. Hope that leg heals up quickly and she's feeling much better. ((HUGS)) to you both!

PAM said...

I don't think you are over reacting at all.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

All of this over a broken toe?! Oh my, that's scary and I certainly don't think you are over reacting. My thoughts and prayers are with both Emma and you. This must be very difficult. I'm sorry you are both having to go through this!