Wow it's been over a month since my last post. - I'd like to let you all know I'm still alive. I must admit February was a horrible month for me. We had so much snow and bad weather and I found myself falling into being,
"depressed" for much of the month. That usually isn't something that I have to deal with but for some reason this year it really got to me. Anyway I hope to get back on track posting again and visting your blogs.
So today's post is a "warning" to people to be aware of what could happen if you don't pay attention to what you are doing.
This is our sweet Caramel. She looks pretty normal here but this photo was taken just after bringing her home from the Vet last Friday morning.
So why was she at the Vet? - Well around 2:30 am Friday morning my hubby started yelling that something was wrong with her. I jumped up out of bed to find him struggling with her and seeing his hand all bloody. Needless to say it was scary as I tried to help grab her before she bolted under our bed.
It took me nearly an hour to get her out from under the bed and locked into our bathroom. Hubby said she had been choking on something so he jammed his finger into her mouth to try and clear whatever it was.
I spent the rest of the night staying in the bathroom with her trying to keep her calm. We don't have an "On-Call" Vet here at night anymore and would have had to drive over an hour away to have her seen that night.
So Friday morning at 7:30 I called our Vet and was able to take her in right away.
After I got back home I got a call from the Vet about 20 minutes later. When they looked in her mouth they discovered what the problem had been.
She had found a needle and thread and it had been stuck in her mouth. When hubby shoved his finger in her mouth it ran the needle through her tongue and into her cheek area. The poor thing had that needle in her mouth for 5 1/2 hours.
We wondered how she had gotten a needle and thread until I remember that about 3 days earlier I had removed a sliver from my hand and forgot to put the needle in a draw. Thankfully she didn't swallow it and they were able to remove the needle and the thread.
She was on Pain Med for 3 days and Antibiotics as well. I am happy to report she is doing quite well now.
Here is a picture I took of her when she was bathing and you can see where the needle went through her tongue.
Just a few of the many scratches and bite marks that hubby received while trying to save her life.
Please note that it is so important to try and stay focused at all times so that accidents like this don't happen to your pet.