September 6th 2012 6:20 pm
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Last night we were all outside for our after dinner outs and Mom was inside watching the news. Suddenly, she heard a terrible scream, she hopped up and raced to the door and looked out but we were all just milling about. She assumed everything was fine.
Fast forward to midnight. We were all in bed and Mom noticed I was sleeping way down at the foot of the bed. Since I usually sleep wrapped around her neck she took a closer look. I was lying there, shaking, with my eyes half closed.
Mom turned on the light and looked closer. She discovered a HUGE tear on the front of my throat, about 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches. The tear was thru all the layers of skin and the flap was folded up, bugging me. Then, she notice my ear was all bloody, too.
Obviously, I was gonna need stitches but it was the middle of the night so Mom folded the loose skin down and taped it down with some bandage and tape. (Actually, she used bandaids since she couldn't find any tape!). It felt better stuck down so Mom put me in Julia's bed so no one would bump me and we all went off to sleep.
First thing this morning Mom took me to the vets and LEFT ME there! Finally, they said I could go home so Tonya picked me up when she got lunch and brought me back. I have TWELVE stitches in my throat!!!!
And, I had to have TWO shots, one was antibiotics and the other was cuz I was coughing after the surgery. HEY, if that vet had only read my chart...I was coughing BEFORE the surgery, too, since I have that silly bronchitis problem. Now I got a shot of steroids and I will have to drink loads and pee loads and I didn't even need them!!!!
It feels okay now that it is stitched up, but it IS swollen and kind of bothers me when I put my head down. Mom fixed up Julia's bed with some soft blankies and pillows and I am camping out there for a few days until it feels better!!!
Anyway, Mom cannot figure out what happened to my throat. Tonight she checked the whole dog yard cuz she thought I must have got it caught on the fence OR a nail and tore it. NOPE, no nails, no broken pieces of fence and no blood on anything. Next, she thought maybe the chicken bit me but that can't be cuz they can't get their heads thru the chicken wire.
So, now she thinks someone BIT ME! She is surprised because she didn't hear any fighting and didn't see any fighting when she checked us after my scream. Toto WAS licking my neck and ears (he does that for some reason and I HATE IT), so maybe he licked a bit too hard? OR, maybe Annie or Zena got jealous and grabbed me cuz Toto was paying too much attention to me??? The puppies could have done it, but they were in the in/out pen and I would certainly NOT leave my throat exposed if they were biting thru the fence!!!
Only I know, and I am not telling!
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Oh my goodness, I hope you feel better soon!
Poor girl !!
Bites usually have punctures rather than flaps. Catching on something does seem more likely. As you say ...only you know.
Heal fast Sweetie !
Ouch, hope you are feeling better soon!
Oh no! This sounds awful and not being able to determine how it happened is even worse since the cause can't be taken care of. Get better soon.