Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Doggie Drama

Yesterday we had a bit of doggie drama at my house.

And I'll be honest I don't like doggie drama. I don't like car drama either. Or basically I don't like any drama.

I let Cookie out yesterday morning to take care of her business and when we scratched at the back door I let her back in.

I noticed right away she kept blinking her right eye and it was watering. She was also keeping it closed most of the time.

Hubs said it would be fine but my mothering instincts said different.

I called my friend Christi, who is a vet, my vet, and told her what was going on and she told me what to do.

Flush Cookie's eye out with saline and see if I see anything. She also said that it was probably scratched and I would have to take her in.

So I flushed out her eye and didn't see anything. I put her in her crate and left for work. All day I worried about her and if she was in pain.

Hubs came home around 2:30 and told me her eye was swollen and still looked bad. I left work and came took Cookie to a local vet that I trust.

Sure enough her cornea was scratched. And because of that injury her iris was swollen and causing her to keep it shut.

So an hour and three medicines later we left the vet's office.

I only have one thing to say about this whole experience.

When are they going to get co-payment for the vet's office?


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I feel your pain!! Our last "addition" Bella, we have decided is high maintenance even though we found her in the street when she was 4 weeks old! She is only 8 months old and I swear she has already been to the vet more times that my 14 year old cats! And today I have to stop by for frontline!! But, I don't know what we would do without her!

I asked the vet if I could add her to my insurance!

Hope Cookie gets better soon!

Lou Cinda :)

cfoxes33 said...

Poor puppy! Mama always does know best. You can now get insurance on your pet.

Unknown said...

I know. Vets are SO expensive. I hope Cookie feels better soon.