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From the House of Broken Dogs

Mollydog is home!
I don't think anyone, including the vets and vet nurses were expecting her to make it  - they all kept saying how ill she had been. She came GALLOPING out of the surgery, yodelling loudly, and then at the other end shot out of the car and up all the steps into the house before I could stop and ask her if she needed a lift ...

She has gone very thin and is still a bit wobbly, but obviously feeling loads better (I'm glad she was a bit chubby beforehand now!) . She is ravenously hungry (not surprised, all she has had is tiny bits of chicken since Tuesday!) , but I am not supposed to be feeding her much at a time to start with. I have made some chicken broth and am giving her a couple of spoonfuls every hour, which she clearly feels is not nearly enough.

Oh, and the vet bill was £450, which given that she was there over the weekend and had  Xray, ultrasound and a bunch of drugs, AND they phoned me 3 times a day with status updates I thought was quite reasonable.  Insurance renewal 2 years ago was £650, so I am still ahead having cancelled it.

In other broken dog news, I took Tommy and Az out for a walk with my mother's dogs on the fringes of Dartmoor yesterday, and broke Tommy (probably through excessive ball-flinging).  I don't know what he's done, but he's limping very exaggeratedly on one back leg.  I've had a good feel : it's not cut, there's nothing stuck in it, and it doesn't seem to be hugely painful to touch, so I've given him some pain relief and am giving him a couple days rest (which he is being SUCH a good boy about: he clearly doesn't expect two walks every day like my two!)   Fingers crossed it will fix itself, but if not, then I guess it will be back to the vet again... I wonder if I can get a season ticket. 



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13th Feb, 2012 17:08 (UTC)
Yay! Go Mollydog.
13th Feb, 2012 20:04 (UTC)
I love that icon! BOING!
13th Feb, 2012 20:22 (UTC)
I thought it went well with yours :-D
13th Feb, 2012 17:09 (UTC)
So glad to hear Mollydog's home!

Chicken broth? Oh, the poor invalid girl!
13th Feb, 2012 20:05 (UTC)
So far she's kept it all down, which I'm very pleased about :-)
13th Feb, 2012 17:17 (UTC)
Wonderful news! You can enjoy feeding her up again now, a bit of spoiling goes a long way ;)
13th Feb, 2012 20:17 (UTC)
She is undeniably quite spoilt - and will be more! :-D
13th Feb, 2012 17:21 (UTC)
*yodels back at Mollydog* This is excellent news, and well done to all (and particularly the energetic stair-leaping pensioner hound).
13th Feb, 2012 20:18 (UTC)
She is now very un-energetically flomped in front of the fire :-)
13th Feb, 2012 17:24 (UTC)
That's wonderful news!
13th Feb, 2012 20:19 (UTC)
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13th Feb, 2012 20:19 (UTC)
Tommy's legs are so short, it's less of a problem for him than many dogs having one out of action!
13th Feb, 2012 17:53 (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad to hear that she's home again, and all gallopy and keen to eat. Hope t'other dog gets better, too.
13th Feb, 2012 20:23 (UTC)
I and Az went dancing round the village this evening (we two* being the only ones in health for even short walks!)

*well, and Pp. But Pp does not travel by feet if he can get away with not doing so.
13th Feb, 2012 18:15 (UTC)
Oh, that's such good news about Mollydog!
13th Feb, 2012 20:24 (UTC)
Am really, really happy!
13th Feb, 2012 18:50 (UTC)
Just catching up with Mollydog's news - so glad to hear she's doing better and has made her escape from the vets. Do they know what the problem was?
13th Feb, 2012 20:31 (UTC)
Nope, no idea. We assume a severe infection of some sort and that the antibiotics she was on have helped - but if so, she got it much worse than Tommy, and Az hasn't had it at all, so she was obviously much more sensitive to whatever it was.
13th Feb, 2012 21:17 (UTC)
Oh I'm so thrilled about Molly. What wonderful news! And I would call that bill very reasonable!

Poor Tommy though, hope he's better soon.
13th Feb, 2012 21:17 (UTC)
That's excellent news. :-) I hope Mollydog is leaping about the place again soon.
13th Feb, 2012 23:24 (UTC)
I am so pleased it is good news for Molly - and I'm sure Tommy will be much easier to fix. Yay for all of you. Hope you get a good night's sleep!
15th Feb, 2012 00:24 (UTC)
Glad to hear Molly is doing much better , sorry for not commenting before, I have been reading LJ, just not able to muster up the oomph to post anything or comment, which I do feel bad about :-(
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