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Welcome Mama Pea at A Home Grown Journal blog. Thank you for joining my blog, please sit back and enjoy the ride.
Saturday morning, Bulldog Man was going to cut the grass when the lawnmower decided it didn’t want to cooperate; it kept stalling. Bulldog Man went into town to purchase a new filter, spark plugs, and new gas, figuring the gas we stored was old and not the greatest; it was time for some new stuff. I stayed outside to see if my husband needed another pair of hands to assist with holding the parts while working on the lawnmower. It’s always good to have a second pair of hands around. After a while, I went inside the house to get several drinks to cool down since it was extremely warm. Instead of going through our front door, I decided to use the pass-through door between the garage and kitchen. Now this door sticks occasionally, requiring a slight push to get it open; little did I know our dog, Bug, decided to lie up against the door (she never lays by any of the doors in the house). Bug is an 8 pound little Chihuahua; she’s the cutest little thing. Apparently she decided to lie up against the door because she knew we were working in the garage. When the door flew open, it caught her paw under the door, she yelped so loud it caused my heart to drop. Her paw was between the threshold and the actual door. This caused the tendon in her paw to rip along with the webbing between two pads. There was a large amount of blood dripping from her paw. I immediately picked her up and held on to the paw with a little pressure to stop the bleeding, wrapped her in a towel, and Bulldog Man and I rushed her to the emergency veterinarian in town. The Vet took Bug in immediately, sedated her, took x-rays noticed no broken bones, and he knew immediately she needed to be looked at further to see about the tendon. The Vet sewed the tendon and repaired the webbing between her paw pads. He also kept her over night, pumping pain meds and antibiotics into her. The next morning, we went to pick her up. The Vet gave us a handful of antibiotics and pain meds to take home with us. The Vet felt she would heal properly on her own over time and won’t need the detailed surgery as they first thought.
Talk about feeling so guilty, I love this little dog, and was so sick after this happened.
When we brought her home, she was out of it a bit because she was sedated to fix her up. Now she’s running around like nothing happened, and wants that damned boot off her foot!