It was a little after 8pm when Todd came in and he was holding Lila and asked "What do we do"? It was a very deep open wound on her leg and I knew we had to take her to emergency vet clinic. Being new to the neighborhood, I looked to see if there was a closer one than the one we knew of near our previous home. Luckily there was one super close and they were great.
Todd realized the wound when she was constantly licking it but at first he didn't think anything of it. She also went and laid into her kennel which she only does if she is scared or not feeling good. Lila ended up having to go under so they could clean the wound and sew her up with stitches.
We got home a few minutes before 10pm. The dogs have always slept with us and so we all loaded into the bed. Lila was so stoned and woozy from the medication. She couldn't sit up and would lean and fall over. She had the clear cone on her and it scared her. I was up all night with her. Lila was very restless and would be sleeping and then just sit up and act like she wanted to jump off bed. She was having bad doggy dreams and every now and then she would whimper. It broke my heart!
I didn't want her to get off bed so I he's onto her all night. I thought maybe she would be safer in her kennel. She would be more confined and her little bed is in it. So Todd brought it in our room and we put her in. That lasted about 10 minutes and she started whimpering. Then Todd laid on floor with her but she still cried so we took her out and put her back in bed.
This morning, we took the cone off her and I put a scarf around her neck to try to keep her from licking . I found a neck ring that is inflatable and is alternative to the cone online. Todd is heading to petco now to find one. That will be better than the cone so she can eat and not run into things as much.
I hate it when my babies are hurt! We have no idea what happened but we think it might have been from a small fence around our bushes in backyard. She is always on the prowl and she gets under everything.
We have to take her to get stitches out in 10 days. Wish us luck for trying to slow her down for that long.
Warning , her wound is graphic.