Monday, May 4, 2009

Mina is full of woe

Thank you so much for all the kind well-wishes, I really appreciate them.

Mina's surgery was successful, though now there is a two-inch incision site on her chest and, holy crap did you know how long canine teeth are? Like an inch long underneath the gumline. They showed me her tooth and I was like wow! I politely declined keeping it.

They couldn't find anything on her radiograph either at the shoulder or elbow. The vet is thinking it might be neurological or spinal, so we might try acupuncture.

She is so wonky and groggy right now, it breaks my heart. And when she woke up, she immediately freaked out and started chewing on the bars, cutting her tongue. It bled so much the vet staff thought she had done major damage so she was anesthetized again. I hate that that happened.

It ended up being a $100 cheaper than the estimate, so yay for that. I'll find out about the cyst biopsy in a day or so, keep your fingers crossed.

My mom was kind enough to hang out with me for the day, keeping me sane. I love her.

Anyway, the little pink nose of doom is finally settling into Celeste's bed and might even deign to take a nap. I don't know how people with multiple unhealthy animals deal with this, it just sucks.

7 comments:

inaradog said...

Sending lots of fast-healing thoughts to Mina!

Leila said...

I'm so glad she came through. We'll keep the healing energy heading your way. Mina will be sure to let you, her minion, know her wishes. As she always does. :)

Quizz and Leila

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Hope the pup feels better soon.

Our Pack said...

Great blogs! I was just looking through here off of Yes Biscuit.

I hope Mina comes through quickly. That sort of pain can be tough to get through sometimes.

Get well Mina!
Marthina

happypitbull said...

Good to hear things came out okay. Surgeries aren't much fun for anyone.

Nicole said...

I hope Mina is feeling much better by now and getting lots of treats. Check our blog, we left you a present. :)

daisydog said...

Oh poor baby! its so much harder on the older gals! I have been suing acupuncture on Sprocket for about a year now, it seems to help. He is in pretty bad shape and cannot take many of the meds for arthritis, thus the acupuncture. We started with 3 times a week, then weekly now he goes every 2 weeks. Let me kow if you have any questions.