Monday, July 18, 2011

It is never a good day if someone ends up in a cone...

I hope everyone can send my little Lizzie Lizard a few healing thoughts today....she needs them ;-(.

I absolutely know things could be so much worse, but Monday was one of those days that I am so glad is just about done, the sooner I can get safely to bed, the better!

The day started out with my having a little fender bender with a fence, not sure how it jumped into my way ;-)..... I thought there was a little leak in my radiator, I felt REALLY stupid-the car looked fine but I knew there was some damage-...sigh...

I was outside talking to a friend for a minute and went back in the house to find Lizzie and Chloe were locked in a battle. My daughter and I fished them apart and noticed some blood coming from Lizzie's eye, as we were fishing them apart my darling hubby was calling all the assorted phones in the house one after another, ughghghgghgh, and of course we were just trying to get the dogs all settled down and assess the damage-seriously leave a message when no one will answer ;-), LOL!

I had no car because mine was in the shop ...and Lizzie was really eerily quiet with a lot of gunk coming out of her eye, so I was worried. ....of course the whole way to the vet my hubby kept mentioning how the car had $1300 of damage. I already felt pretty stupid about it, so how about we could all talk about that after the present crisis is calmed down a bit, ...sigh....

The vet said nothing had touched her eye and the blood was from the other side of her face with a different cut. It did not make much sense....but the eye was looking better so I figured I should just be relieved. This is not my favorite vet, she never seems to do a thorough exam but her office was close and they could get Liz in.

Shortly after getting home Liz's eye was swollen the size of a small ball and was really red and had tons of goop coming out of it. Another hassle to get her to the vet with no car, and as soon as we got there it was confirmed her lid had a bad puncture on the inside and the eye had indeed been scraped and punctured. I do not know how well they checked it because they took her in the back. I guess the punctures were easier to see now because of the swelling.

So now we have to watch carefully....The worry is damage from the scaring on the lid rubbing against her eye could scratch the cornea or that the infection does not get better-so Liz will go back for a recheck tomorrow or the next day depending on how she looks.

Poor Liz, she is obviously not feeling well, I forgot and left my dinner on a low table while she was sitting there and she did not touch it and she has been sooo quiet. Lizzie is usually pretty naughty so it is never a good sign when she is a good girl. She got a nice inflatable cone to make sure if she wakes up in the middle of the night she does not scratch her eye..hope that works, and I set my alarm for every four hours to put in her drops.

Not sure what the deal was with Lizzie and Chloe but Lizzie is a lot bigger then Chloe and Chloe was FINE. Chloe is tough and a scrapper. Probably all the hair Chloe has protected her but goodness can't we all just get along??

Lizzie ready for bed and I am really ready for this day to be over as soon as I can get her next eye drop dose at midnight-I am sure she is looking forward to that:


OUCH!!!

12 comments:

Sara said...

Oh, poor Lizzie, and poor you. What a terrible day.

Eyes usually heal fast, so hopefully she will be feeling better soon. Hang in there.

Priscilla said...

Oh no!!!!!!
I'm sending lots and lots of healing thoughts to Lizzie!!! I really hope her eye gets better soon!

I never knew shelties had it in them to be such scrappers!

Diana said...

What a bad day. So sorry. I understand about the car. Im quit sure Im going to back into the mailbox in the driveway. With me trying to get pass three other cars , its bound to happen.

I hope Lizze feels better. Did you call the first vet back and tell her she missed some things? That would have made me really mad. Im glad you took her again. Poor Lizze. All the dogs are having trouble getting along because its so hot. To hot to go outside and burn of excess energy.
I hope today is a better day.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

What an awful day - I am so sorry! I hope Lizzie had a good night and that her eye is better today - very scary. I would've been really mad at the first vet too. Sending tons of healing thoughts her way.

Sorry about your car too - you know I totally understand about accidents - thank goodness yours was not serious and ok, it costs a lot of money to fix the car but no one was hurt and that is the most important thing! Hugs to you!!!

Jules said...

oh no!! I am so sorry - what a crappie day. I hope Lizzie heals quickly and there is no long-term damage. Sending lots of +energy her way!

Marie said...

Oh no! I hope both you and Lizzie were able to get some rest after such a bad day. I hope Sara is right and that the eye does heal quickly.

I think something must have been in the air yesterday, cause those foster boys I had here got into a scuffle first thing in the morning, and then when we got them down to St. George, they got into it again. Ugh! The joys of multiple dog households.

Anyway, take care and I hope today is a much better day all the way around!

hobnoblin said...

I trust things have reverted to calm--afterall, you really deserve it! I'm following your weave exercises with interest!

Sagira said...

Oh no! Poor girl. I hope she feels better soon. :(

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Poor girl, I hope Liz heals soon and can get out of the damn cone!

kiwichick said...

It doesn't rain it pours. Healing vibes coming to Lizzie. Sorry about the car that really sucks!!

Cynthia said...

I always worry, when our dogs fight, that someone will get an eye. UGH. I hope she heals up fast.

Morganne said...

Oh gosh that is so hard! Poor Lizzie! I have two bitches that bicker but no serious fighting except maybe three times. The last time was a couple of weeks ago and Emma has a hole in the side of her hip.

Thinking healing thoughts for Lizzie. Soleil says, "Don't mess with Shelties."