Saturday, March 15, 2008

Recovery is Long.........

Hey Everyone, it's Magic Girl.

I am posting to thank all of Woo for the Well Wishes that we got from everyone. I am doing good, my paw looks good, no signs of infection. Mom, Dad, Dr. Deb and Dr. Debbie are a little surprised since I pulled the stitches out the day after surgery. So, I was suppose to wear one of those stupid lampshade collars - No Way was I going to wear that thing! Dad agreed with me, he knew it would drive me NUTS! Instead I had to wear human baby socks that were taped to my paw! You can bet that I gave Mom a really hard time putting them on, but then Dad put an end to that - he held my paw while Mom put taped the funny sock on my paw. Is this anyway to treat the Queen!?

Georgie Girl really is not feeling well. Poor Girl she had a pretty tough 2 weeks. She went in the hospital the same day I did but she did not come home the same day, she had to stay 2 extra days for her heartworm treatments. Dr. Debbie said Georgie was doing really well while she was there. She was having fun in the cat room, Dr Debbie said she looked like she was watching TV with all those kitties!

When Georgie came home she was OK for a few days then on Tuesday of this week she had a severe allergic reaction to something. Her entire face swelled. Mom and Dad rushed her to the vet. Dr Deb gave her lots of shot of medicine to get the swelling down. She was concerned because Georgie's tongue was swollen. Georgie had 2 shots of Benedryl, 1 shot of prednisone, and 1 shot of epinephrine, all to get the swelling down. She also had a shot of fomotodine to help settle her stomach - all of the other medicines gave her an upset tummy. She was still vomiting a little bit when they brought her home and by the time we went to sleep her face was back to normal.

When Mom and Dad took her to the vet her face - muzzle, mouth and eyes were swollen so bad that she looked like a pit bull not a Siberian - and she was having a little trouble breathing - she was panting like she was afraid. Dr. Deb thinks she was bitten by some bug, possibly a common house spider, since it happened indoors and it was an immediate response.

The next morning poor Georgie was still vomiting but this time it looked like blood - it was a funny coffee color. Mom called the emergency vet and they said to either bring her over or she could wait until Drs. Deb or Debbie came in. Mom opted to wait since Georgie likes her vets (Georgie is suppose to be staying calm because of the heartworm treatment. This is NOT calm!). Anyway, needless to say when the vets office opened Mom called and they were off again. Dr. Debbie was there. They decided to keep Georgie for the day for observation and to run more blood tests (routine plus liver and kidney function) and xrays to see what was going on.

All of Georgie's blood work was normal, xrays showed:
1) Georgie's stomach was fine, no problems there
2) Georgie's liver was smaller than normal, Dr. Debbie believes it is nothing to worry about (liver function is normal) but we should keep an eye on it anyway.
3) Georgie has a bullet embedded in one of the muscles around her stomach! Mom and Dad were shocked. Dr. Debbie said it is not causing any problems and is not in any major organs. Mom is going to talk to her about it when Georgie goes back at the end of April for follow-up.

The Drs. determined that Georgie's stomach was slightly ulcerated from the aspirin therapy (she had to do that for pain because of the heartworm treatment) and all of the other medicines she had to take. So they sent her home with more medicine - these are all to help settle and heal her tummy. She is not allowed to eat any doggie for for 4 or 5 days. She can only eat boiled chicken and rice in smaller quantities - so she gets fed smaller portions more often throughout the day. After the 4 or 5 days Mom has to slowly re-introduce her normal doggie food a little at a time until she is completely back to eating doggie food.

So, it will probably be a little while before Georgie gets back to blogging. I will keep you posted.

8 comments:

Kapp pack said...

Oh No! Sibe vibes and prayers coming for sweet Georgie!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Amici said...

Oh we are very sorry to hear about this! We hope Georgie recovers soon. Not an adventure that anyone probably wants to go through again.

We'll be thinking of you!

DKMaialetti said...

Hi Kelsey Ann, Thank Woo. Georgie is still not herself, she is mopey and too quiet. Mom thinks that as she starts feeling better that she will start being herself more.
-Magic

DKMaialetti said...

Hi Amici, Thank Woo. Nope, this is definitely not an adventure any doggie would want to be on.
-Magic

Holly said...

Poor Georgie!! I am sending big Malagal vibes for quick healing her way!

Wow, a bullet???? That is someting! Big kisses and hugs for Georgie girl!!

Holly

DKMaialetti said...

Hi Holly, Thank Woo for the Malgal vibes. She is doing better.
-Magic Girl

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Wow, poor Georgie. I hope she gets to feeling better soon. On the other paw, she can really brag about being one tough pup with a bullet!

Steve

DKMaialetti said...

Hi Steve,
Thank Wooo. Georgie is doing much better. She is beginning to feel more like herself. She definitely is one tough puppers!
-Magic