Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mickey Update

For all of you new visitors who dropped by yesterday from Blackberry Creek, welcome.  I promise this IS a quilting blog; my life has just been on a brief doggy detour this week.  I should be back to quilty chat in another day or so.

Mickey is recovering from his snake bite.  YAY!  I took this picture of him this morning as we transported him from the overnight emergency clinic back to his regular vet.  The IV catheter is under the green bandage.  The other front leg is the swollen one, though the swelling has decreased since last night.  (Click on the picture to see close up the difference in the size of his two front paws!)  Doesn't he look SO pitiful!  We hope to be able to bring him home soon.

3:45 pm Update:  The vet says Mickey seems to have turned the corner, so to speak.  He even took a few steps today.  He doesn't think he needs to go to the critical care unit tonight, so we will pick him up in  a little while and keep him with us tonight.  Then in the morning, he will need to return to the vet for the day to continue getting IV fluids.  Hopefully the vet will then remove the catheter and we'll bring him home tomorrow evening for good.  He will be on oral antibiotics, steroids, and also pain medicine as needed.  It will take 2-3 weeks for the swelling to go away and for him to be back to normal.  But, he survived!

10 comments:

Anita in Florida said...

Oh dear, the poor little thing. I hope he recovers quickly. Keep us posted.

Emily said...

Aww Mickey! His eyes look so pitiful.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so glad Mickey is recovering. I have a fear that Sophie will get snake bitten. We killed a small copperhead in our yard last year. Thank God for Mickey's improvement.

lesthook said...

Wonderful news! Poor baby1

Lisa A said...

Yay! He does look pitiful, but he looks glad to be with his pack! I can see his poor little swollen leg.

When Maisy got bit, it struck her nose and her swelling was the size of a grapefruit under her neck.

Joan said...

Glad to hear that Mickey is getting better.

Anonymous said...

I hope Mickey gets better soon. I said a prayer to St. Francis for him. Did you kill the snake? lorrie

Susan said...

I'm so glad to hear that Mickey is doing a little better. I hope he continues to improve and come home soon!

Sue said...

I'm so glad your little dog has survived his ordeal.... and YOU, too! Pets play such a special roll in our lives. I'm so relieved for you.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Excellent news. You're a tough cookie, Mickey. You rest now.