Thursday, 10 May 2012

In recovery...........

Small Dog has asked me to thank everyone who's sent her 'Get Well Soon' cards, e-cards and emails. 

She is still distinctly under the weather and has barely moved from her basket all day.  She can just about stagger for a few steps before her back legs buckle beneath her.  

Getting her to take her painkillers and antibiotics has been something of a challenge. We've tried concealing them in pieces of liver sausage, chicken, even ice cream which she would normally devour, but she will hardly eat or drink anything.  She did finally succumb to licking a small amount of New York cheesecake which had her antibiotic cunningly secreted inside so we're hoping that will work again when her next dose is due.

If she moves in her sleep she squeals in pain, so she's quickly learnt to keep very still.  So still that PP and I have been checking to see she's still breathing! We've been trying to encourage her to walk around from time to time but she just makes a beeline for her basket so she's definitely not feeling great and not her usual bouncy self.

I'm off up to London to go to KDF tomorrow so PP will be on nursing duty over the weekend and has promised me lots of bulletins on Small Dog's continuing convalescence.  I really hope she's up and about and more like normal very soon......

9 comments:

rosanna said...

Best wishes to SD and to you for KDF. I shall not be there and my heart blead at the thought.
Have fun for me as well, Rosanna

Sandra Morris said...

Rosanna...

Sorry you can't be there... there's always next year.

Sx

Michelle said...

Great to hear that Small Dog is home. :o))Poor thing, she must wonder what happened!

Lets hope the ordeal of getting her to take her antibiotics get's easier!

Have a great day tomorrow at KDF and wishing I was going! !

Michelle xx

Sandra Morris said...

Michelle....

Thanks for the good wishes too. Hopefully she's now on the mend....

Sx

Neen said...

I am so sorry that she is in pain, but I am glad that she is home and on the mend. Poor thing! Do they have pill pockets locally? That is the only way we have gotten pills into our cats and dog. They think it's a treat. Tell Small Dog that she is an international celebrity, and we all wish her a quick recovery.

Debie Lyons said...

Glad to hear she is on the mend Sandra.

Good luck for KDF.

Debie xxx

Margaret said...

Sorry to hear Small Dog has been unwell and best wishes for her full recovery. Have a great time at KDF.
Margaret

Sandra Morris said...

Thanks everyone...

I'm off up to London to go to KDF shortly so I'm leaving Small Dog in PP's capable hands.

Sx

Irene said...

Poor wee soul - glad to hear she's back home and recovering.