Monday, July 13, 2009

Tragedy with our pooch...

I have fallen behind posting this week due to a very scary incident with our dog, 'Cuse. My husband was throwing the ball with her just after midnight on Wednesday, (Weimeraners are very high strung and exercise before bed does us all good, trust me,)when we heard a very strange cry and then a yelp that sent me bolting out of bed running down stairs to see what could have happened. I met our sweet baby shaking as she came in the back door, when I got to her I saw that her whole side had been cut open. I grabbed towels, my husband started wrapping while I called the Vet, terrified, our regular Vet's recording gave Cornell's number and after trying 2 other local vets realized that this was our only option. We called Cornell, gave a brief description to which they responded, "get in the car and start out, call us as you get closer and we will give you directions." I grabbed our son out of bed while David got in the back with the dog and off we went. Cornell is at least thirty five minutes away, I know we all said a little prayer on the way that we would make it in time.
We did make it, her surgery went well and our baby is home, looking a little like Frankenstein, however surviving this with just a scar is amazing...
We have no idea how this happened or can be sure what exactly caused it, but what we do know is that we are very lucky that it turned out as well as it did.
A special thank you to all of our family and friends that visited, called and brought gifts for the poor sad girl. And for those of you that have never experienced Cornell, WOW!!! David and I are both in the medical field and the animal clinic was more impressive than most human hospitals. They did a great job, her drain is out and she is getting perkier every day.

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