The next morning, wow, she was hurting. I rushed her over to the vet. She was running a fever and was really limping badly. He wanted to keep her, do x-rays, start an IV. I was torn about going out of town overnight, but I figured she'd be in good hands with the vet.
I talked to him later on Saturday. He said her hip, knee and foot x-rays were fine, but he did see a "suspicious area" on her spine. He said she was responding well to the antibiotics and steroids, and I could pick her up today.
I saw the x-rays after work today, and while there was a narrowing at one disc space, everything else looked fine. He gave me three meds to give her starting tomorrow. We drove home.
When I got home, I put her down in the kitchen and she couldn't stand. She was holding up her right front leg. I looked more closely and it was swollen to twice the size as the other front leg. I called the vet right away. That's the leg they had the IV in, and he said some fluid had probably leaked out of the IV. He told me to use warm compresses. He thinks she'll be fine, but if not, I'm to go back over with her in the morning.
I blocked off the sofa so she can't try to jump up there and put her bed on the floor. She's laying there licking the front leg. She did relax a bit after the warm compress.
I don't know if it's visible in the picture how swollen her leg is. You can see where the tape was wrapped around it.
My baby is four years old today. What an awful birthday she's had. I'll make it up to her big time tomorrow and for the whole week.
Sorry for going on and on about her, but I'm worried sick. I know she'll be okay, but it just breaks my heart when something is wrong and she can't talk to me about it. And I'm so disappointed that she couldn't go with me to the field trial and see all of the really big laborador retrievers. She would have had so much fun. We had made plans to take her picture up on the table with the trophy. That would have been a cute picture.
The winner of the $100 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop is an anonymous commenter.
As far as what you're loving, I picked one out for you, "Judie's 25th Anniversary."
As for me, I'm still swooning over Secret Garden -- so hard to recover after working with it!
Congrats on your blogging adventure anniversary too.
I think I know who this is because I think we've talked about our mutual love of Robyn Pandolph's Secret Garden line before. But just to make double sure I have it right, Sally, please send me an email to confirm your email address and I'll get your gift certificate right off to you. Congrats, and have fun shopping for your 25th Anniversary collection by Judie Rothermel!
Oh, and that present was from Penny for her birthday!
A whole bunch of you guessed right over the collection that's got me all ga-ga now. Yes, it's the new Minick & Simpson collection, Indigo Crossing. Gorgeous stuff!
Later this week, I'm going to choose two more names from those who left comments for this give-away. Each of those folks will get a $25 gift certificate from me to celebrate the seventh year anniversary of LA Quilter. I was going to do it tonight, but I need to go tend to my baby.
Thank you to everyone who left comments. Anniversaries, birthdays and give-aways are fun, aren't they? Well, for everyone except poor Penny..............