|Barked: Thu Dec 10, '09 3:27am PST |
|So i was out training Didge to walk loose leash in the front yard. It was all going well, I bent down to give her a treat and uncoordinatedly dropped the leash. For whatever reason Didge decided oh I'm going to do a runner. So i was following her at a distance. Trying to get her to come back. Apparently her recall is worse than i thought (not that i ever let her off the leash)
The I lost sight of her, so i searched 3 backyards and no sign of her, i went towards the main road, where we often walk. No sign of her. then i looked back in the direction i came from. A shot of grey there she was heading towards the road. She saw me and ran back in the direction of our house, changed her mind and starting coming near me, then bolted accross the dual lane road into/out of town. I look up the street and to my horror a truck. a 6 axel truck.
Please dear dog don't let that hit her!
A second later i see her head hit the first wheel and her whole body roll under the truck. She came out the other side, the momentum had moved her to the side of the road. She tried to get up, fell into a sit and started SCREAMING. I ran across the road- checking for trucks first- and came to her aid. I dragged her up onto someones driveway and she was bleeding out her mouth. Pretty badly. After a second of thinking I remembered my human first aid training and started to apply pressure to the puncture wound on the side of her face. I made her lie down and wouldnt let her move. No spinal injury for my girl. The truckie stopped and i borrowed his phone to call my BF, and the people whose house I was out the front of called the vets emergency line and the guy drove me there in his ute.
She's still bleeding by the time we get to the vet. I'm shoeless, walletless, keyless, braless and phoneless. The front door of the house I remember is still open. Surely 2 bad things can't happen in one day anyway.
The vet arrives and lets me in. We take Didge into the table, and she does a quick check, makes me hold the towel to stop the bleeding. We take her into the OR where her paw gets shaved, and injected with painkillers and I'm still holding her face.
Her nose is bleeding, she bit/scraped her tongue which is bleeding and the puncture wound on the side of her face is still bleeding. After like 10 minutes still bleeding, the vet gets my details and wants me to leave her overnight.
We check to see if she can walk, shes limping on her back legs, but she could have been much worse.
She gets put in a cage and is still bleeding. The vet does another injection for infection or something. Then i have to wait for my bf to arrive from class. It felt like forever. Then he comes in to say goodnight to her
Shes still bleeding :O everytime she moves.
I hope she makes it through the night
Pray with me doggies (sorry about longness)
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