Friday, January 13, 2012
LadyBug was back at the vet for an emergency visit. We had run out to the store to get some groceries. Upon our return, the girlz were at the garage door waiting to go out to do their business....which is normal behavior. It was NOT normal behavior when LadyBug started crying loudly and trying to get underneath my car.
I knew that something was really wrong! I dialed the vet's number...knowing that they were closed, and praying that someone would answer that phone!! I said I'd bring her right over. It's only about a five minute ride. When I got there, all the lights in the building are off and there is only one car in the lot. I'm thinking....this is really weird. (Come to find out....I had dialed the wrong vet!)
But, I was in panic mode and started pounding on the door when I saw a person inside. The person just happened to be one of the vets!! He told me it would be an extra $95.00 for an emergency visit. At this point, I was holding LadyBug and she was clearly in pain...uncomfortable. I said...let's just find out what is going on. So...in we go...and little Miss LadyBug decides that she is going to wag her tail and prance around the room like there isn't anything wrong with her!!
Gah! I felt like a jerk. So, as I am explaining to the vet what had happened...and showed him a short video that I had taken...it appears that what is going on (again) is that LadyBug has a luxating patella ... on both sides ... and one or both of them had gotten out of whack and then popped back in again. The vet did a complete exam...more thorough than any exam she had ever had before! We decided at this point to treat her with a shot of Metacam and she must go on a little diet. Which isn't going to be easy for her. LadyBug loves food!! Fortunately, some of the things she likes are carrots!
The baby gates have made an appearance once again and we are carrying her up and down stairs for the time being. She is feeling much better now, but trying to keep these little ones "quiet" is a very difficult thing to do!! Trying to get her to rest as much as possible.
Chloe was clearly very worried about her when we returned home! She kissed her and acted like she hadn't seen her in about five years! Now, Chloe is going to play nurse until her sister is back up and feeling like herself again!!
Hoping that this isn't going to be a long and drawn out injury...and also hoping we can manage with medication. We do not give it to her unless she absolutely needs it!!
Please send healing thoughts for my baby girl.