Saturday, September 22, 2012

AT THE VET


About three weeks ago our dog inhaled some food particles into her lungs and has been sick ever since. 
The day it happened, I took Emily to the vet who checked her out and told me to come back if it does not get any better. Well, two days later she was not better at all, so we went back for a more thorough check. By then she lost all appetite and just was not herself at all. 
The vet took much more time this time around and wanted to X Ray the dog for a clearer diagnosis. Have you ever xrayed a dog? I had to help the vet, otherwise I would have taken a picture of it all. The animal basically gets stretched out on her back and side, very similar to those rabbits you see at the butchers......

It was clear from the xray that Emily had a lung infection from the food she inhaled and the prognosis was 50/50. A set of three injections and a harsh regime of antibiotics and Cortisone was prescribed.
Emily is not out of the woods yet, she lost weight and has a hard time catching her breath when we go outside. But she is a trooper. Let's hope it will get better soon.


A VERY TIRED EMILY

RECEPTION AT THE VET

 IT'S NOT HER KIND OF PLACE

A GOOD VET

 UNHAPPY DOG

X-RAY MACHINE


PNEUMONIA

ONE HURT, TWO WERE OK

8 comments:

Allison the Meep said...

Oh, poor little Emily! I hope she makes a full recovery soon.

carameletfleurdesel said...

I have a dog and I completely understand what you're going through. I hope Emily makes a full recovery .... She is really adorable.
So glad to have found your blog.

H.Peter said...

Hello Allison,

we hope so too. All good in NC?

H.Peter said...

Thank you for your kind words, we shall keep you posted on it all.

Ken Broadhurst said...

Best wishes to Emily for a speedy and complete recovery. I'm one who has helped the vet hold a dog that needed an x-ray.

Sheila said...

Have often wondered what the
Senorita's name is. Emily suits
her perfectly. Poor dear looks
so miserable in that first photo.

We're all rooting for you, Emily!

H.Peter said...

Thank you Ken.

H.Peter said...

I can tell you Sheila, she is miserable. Wants to be so spunky, but cannot