Sunday, October 28, 2007

One sick little puppy...



Wednesday evening I came home to Max limping on his hind leg....He had tangled with some burrs...Nathan and I cut out the burrs and I figured I would take a "wait and see" attitude...

Thursday morning...I let him out...he can't walk at all....I pick him up (all 38 pounds of hair) and walk him out to the lawn...gently lower him to the gound...he collapses...

I call in sick (don't give the secretary a reason...figure I'll plead my case with the principal, later)...call the vet....can bring him in at 9 am

Carried his big, heavy, hairy body to the car...all the way to the vet...I'm trying to prepare myself...If I have to have him "put down"....how am I going to handle this...decided we would do it as a family...would have to include Chris and Nathan....

Carry him into the vet...wrestle 38 pounds of hair,...struggle to open doors...purse swinging off of my arm... repeatedly....

Have I mentioned how I am not really much of a "dog" person????? I love Max...would do anything for him...but I am a "cat" person...(sorry...please don't send hate mail)

He's running a fever...they do blood work...he has Lyme Disease...

Due to the warm weather this pass summer...we have an overabundance of "deer ticks" in our area...

Fully treatable...antibiotics for 3 weeks...Treatable but not curable...

Carried his big, hairy butt back out to the car....

Am happy to report that by last night (Saturday) he was bouncing around..almost normal....

Ok...maybe I am becoming more of a "dog" person.....

3 comments:

Alana - Knit Wit said...

Poor little sweetie. I can't stand it when there's something wrong with one of my doggies. Glad he's doing better!!

KnittySue said...

I'm so glad that poor baby (all 38 harry pounds of him) is doing better. I'm such an animal lover but allergic to cats...and I so hate to see any of them sick.
Your such a great mom..............

Carrie said...

Get well soon Maz!

My cousins dog has lived with lymes disease for many years without a problem, very managable.