We had a beach day, fewer on numbers as Tiffany is in season so she had to stay at home, as did Whoopi for obvious reasons.
Sunday, 17 March 2019
Beetles kittens are well and truly up and running, all 3 are super friendly and very confident. The weather was lovely today so we took them into the garden for a couple of pictures. Fawlty came to check them out, but decided not to hang about, possibly worried about being stung for child maintenance payments!
Whoopi's recovery is proving to be nothing short of miraculous. Her most recent xrays show that she is healing very well. Although she still circles to the right, every day we see a slight improvement. She will be going to see the specialist in a couple of weeks and we expect that surgery to fully stabilise the neck will be the next step. She is one hell of a puppy.
Meanwhile the other dogs are still needing time and attention, they are all still getting their usual walks and Florin is continuing her trick training. This week she learnt how to ring a bell, took her less than 2 minutes to work out what she had to do, smart pup :)
Saturday, 9 March 2019
Monday, 4 March 2019
This weekend has quite possibly been the worst weekend I have ever had. On Saturday Whoopi had a terrible accident resulting in a broken neck and jaw. She was rushed to my vets straight away, she was unconscious, rigid and was bleeding profusely from the nose. She received the best care from both vet and nurse she had a neck brace fitted and was kept in on major pain relief, fluid therapy and oxygen for the rest of the day. She came home on Sat night, as being an ex vet nurse I was capable of continuing her care and medication, and has shown good signs of recovery. She is now very aware of her surroundings, has regained feeling in all her limbs and can stand to urinate. She is managing to eat, despite the very obvious discomfort from her jaw (which can't be fixed at the moment as the manipulation required could have very serious implications to the neck injury). When she sleeps she is relaxed, and although she does have periods where she cries and is scared, these periods are lessoning in frequency/time and intensity. My own vets are in contact with specialists and her care is being constantly reviewed and we will be guided by them. We are also very lucky to have a friend who can offer complementary healing alongside the veterinary care and drugs she will have. We have a very long road ahead of us, and nothing is promised, but today we are hugely more optimistic than we were on Friday. Huge thanks goes out to Moorgate Vets who have been so supportive in her (and my, lol) care.