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my first surgery

June 11th 2007 7:35 pm
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WARNING: this entry contains graphic and gross details. not for the light-headed or queasy types :)

it was a quiet wednesday, like any day, when mom arrived home from work. she greeted me with smiles, kisses and rubs, and took me outside for my afternoon tinkle. well, little did she notice...i had this big, golf ball-sized red inflammation on my tushy. mommy saw this and of course called the vet right away. "come now!" said the vet, and off we went together in the car.

the vet told us that i had an infection in my anal sac. nothing to worry about, but i needed surgery right away or the thing was going to explode blood and puss! so, they knocked me out, removed my anal gland, or sac, woke me back up and kept me there at the vets for 24 hours. it was the hardest 24 hours of my doggie life! i had no mommy or daddy, no comfy bed to crawl into, no access to food or water, and no one to snuggle me all night long. boy was it tough.

i am back home now of course, and life is slowing coming back to normal. my tushy is still icky, and its in the process of healing, but its going to take a little while. i am taking anti-biotics and get nice warm compresses on my wound twice a day. mommy and daddy are back to spoiling me, and they are just soo happy to have their little love nugget home again.

hope i never have to do that again!!


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