Monday, July 20, 2009

Peace's Injury (not too gross, but not pretty)







Well just this morning I was emailing with a bunch of people trying to see if we could get some majors built for some shows that are coming up. Unfortunately it doesn't look like we are going to get any girl majors in the near future. But maybe some for the boys, and of course we can pray for the cross over. But not in Peace's near future.
I was just starting my lunch, getting ready to do the online entries, when I get a panicked call from my son saying Peace needed to go to the vet. It seems when they were outside today, some kids came by with a large husky-like dog. Apparently Peace stuck her nose out the fence to visit and the Husky tried to remove it. He pulled on her so hard that she has fence marks indented into her face, and he ripped open a wound through her face, into her gums and teeth. The original wound was about the size of a nickle with hanging flap of skin and a tear. Fortunately, he did not get her eyes and David was right there beating him loose. So off to the vet we go, where poor pitiful Peace got stitched up. Because bite wounds need to drain, they inserted a drain tube, but did try to repair as much of the tear as possible. She has a couple of stitches and has to wear her e-collar as they are worried about her scratching it open. She will have to have the drain removed in a few days, or as soon as it stops draining. She has antibiotics and Rimadyl for the pain and hopefully to help the swelling stay down. They iced her face at the clinic so the swelling is down and the fence marks do not show so badly. She is still groggy, but she thinks she can't walk with the e collar, so she is staying pretty calm so far. Poor baby.

14 comments:

Jamie BF said...

oh no! i am so so sorry to hear about Peace. i hope she heals fast - you'll all be in our thoughts. poor girl. :(

penni said...

That's awful. Your poor son must have been completely freaked out. I hope little Peace heals quickly. I also hope you find the owners of the husky and present them with the vet bill.

Garrett808 said...

oh for pete's sake! Stupid Husky!! And I'm sure Peace had no idea what hit her either! UGH. That just makes me so incredibly angry!

I'm sorry to hear about Peace! Hoping for a fast recovery for her!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Oh no, poor girl! If the kids can't control their dog then they shouldn't be walking it!

Janet said...

Poor baby! And I know Mom and the rest of the pack are hurting too! Hope all wounds heal soon.

Lybertygirl said...

Poor baby - just trying to be friendly and this is what she gets!
Stupid people with dogs they don't know how to handle - This is why we are battling breed specific laws.

Jules said...

OMG, Dawn! Poor Peace. That is just horrific. I hope she heals quickly. It is good that it is on the white part of her muzzle. Poor pumpkin!!

manymuddypaws said...

poor peace!!!! hopefully she'll be back to her happy little self soon!

Cindy said...

How horrible! I certainly hope you got the name of the owner of the dog and they are forthright in making amends for what happened.

Poor girl, praying down here that everything works out okay and she's ring ready soon!

C-Myste said...

Oh wow. Thanks for sharing . . . I think. Here's to a full recovery for Peace.

Sherilyn said...

Poor Peace, I am so sorry! I agree with everyone, I hope you have the contact information for the other dogs' owner and they take care of the bill for you! Prayers and good healing thoughts coming your way so she is healthy again, soon. Hugs to all of you!

Dozer and Coop said...

Oh Peace, we are so sorry about your injury! I hope the people who own the dog who did this step up and pay for your vet bills!

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

StubbyDog said...

Poor girl! I'm glad she's going to be okay, but what an ordeal. :( Hugs to all!

Sarah said...

Oh, poor little honey Peace. We hope she heals really quickly. So unfair. :-(