My Greatest Piece of Veterinary Work

My Greatest Piece of Veterinary Work

My Greatest Piece of Veterinary Work

Queenie had been missing for 3 days.  Bobby had been hunting for her whenever he didn't have to work and I would periodically go to the door and holler for her because my foot had been run over and I couldn't walk.  We were broken hearted.

On the third afternoon I decided to take a short walk (part of my rehab).  I knew I couldn't go far but I had to do something.  I was about a hundred yards from our trailer and I had been yelling for Queenie the whole way when I happened to look up on the mountain and I saw her head drop.  That's all I saw but at least I knew where she was.

I made my way to her and she looked terrible.  She was lying on her side and the her upper body from the base of her ribcage up was swollen to at least triple her size.  I saw immediately what had caused it.  She had gashes sliced through her front legs and chest.  From the looks of it I would say that she ran straight through a barbed wire fence at about 30 mph or so.  She was weak but she also knew I was beside her now and I wouldn't leave her.

I couldn't carry her down the hill and I couldn't walk good enough to even go home to get medical supplies to help her.  All I could do was wait for Bobby to come home from work which was several hours away.  We sat there together in the woods and I talked to my baby so she knew that everything would be okay.

Finally just at dusk, Bobby pulled into the driveway.  I yelled and told him that I found Queenie.  I let him know where we were and that we couldn't get back home.  He came straight to us and I told him to get Queenie home first and make her comfortable and then come back for me.  There was no way I could get back down that steep hill on my own.  It was too much of a struggle with my foot swollen bigger than a football.

He carried Queenie off the mountain and then he came back and carried me off the hill as well.  When we got back I went straight to work cleaning her wounds and administering combiotic.  Combiotic was some wonderful stuff.  It was a high powered antibiotic with a local anesthetic in it.  I injected it straight into her wounds. 

It took days for the swelling to come down and for her to start eating again.  It took weeks for the cuts to heal but they did and Bobby and Queenie and I enjoyed many happy years together.

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Comments (7)

  1. chr3900

    she is beautiful.. I would be devistated if something like this happened to either of my girls. Fred being a Whippet could easily do that to herself chasing a deer. It is something I have been working on with her. We have 17 acres. I want her to know her boundaries and stay within them.. Some morinings she is so wound up.. I do not want to use the training collar. She eventually comes to me. Someone recommended if she does not come on first call have a lead with me.. Make her walk a minute or to on the lead .. then release her again.. keep doing it till she figures If I do not listen to mom I can not play free. I just do not want this to happen to Fred. I would be devasted. You have skills I do not have..

    July 14, 2013
    1. damnpamn

      NEVER use a training collar. They are for people who are too lazy to take the time to train their animals. Would you want to come back to someone who was either shocking you or stabbing you with metal spikes (depending on the collar). Time and patience are what works. Whippets are high energy dogs. It will be years before she settles down. However you can work on making her love you so much that she wants to come every time.

      Also when she does come don’t take her inside as soon as she comes. Spend a little more time outside with her – even a few minutes because dogs have no concept of time. That way she won’t associate coming back to you with going inside.

      July 14, 2013
      1. chr3900

        I live on 17 acres.. I never just open the door and let her out.. We walk and hang together. I agree what you said about the training collar.. Especially with her she is very sensitive. I just ordered a thunder leash for training I can not wait to get it. Where I take her to obedience they wanted me to use a choke collar.. I did ONCE! never again…. I am also going to get her a thunder shirt.. Whippets get cold and she has separation issues since she was dumped in a parking lot then taken to the shelter which she stayed for 4 months..
        She is the most sensitive dog I have ever adopted… I adore her.. I would get another whippet/boxer again… absolutely.. She was calmer this morning.. She came first call.. I will keep up what I am doing it seems to be working.

        July 14, 2013
        1. damnpamn

          I am curious about that thunder stuff…let me know how it works. OK

          July 14, 2013
          1. chr3900

            I will.. you put in your search engine.. there are testimonials on YouTube that are on their web site.

            July 14, 2013
          2. chr3900

            I posted a video of the leash http://chr3900.thoughts.com/posts/i-can-not-wait

            July 14, 2013
        2. damnpamn

          I am curious about that thunder stuff…let me know how it works. OK

          July 14, 2013
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  8. damnpamn

    Any comments using my page for advertizement will be DELETED! AND bLOCKED!

    October 18, 2014
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      1. zzth1

        Miracle workers indeed!

        January 27, 2015
  17. maryannrharris

    Well its quite disappointing that your dog is missing and you are going to be find him with your broken heart and feat and i hope you will recover him soon and custom writer offer here a add for your facility.

    October 31, 2016