Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wordy Wednesday

The patient, looking a little sad, but feeling better this morning.Most of this post will be from Mom today, a bit of a feeling guilty ramble. Daisy is five, and was never spayed because we thought about breeding her. She is a very well bred dog, and so pretty, we thought it might be nice to have a litter or two of puppies. Then the economy tanked, and after meeting so many people with blogs who worked in rescue, I decided that I could not in good conscience bring any more puppies into the world. But life happened, and I hadn't gotten to getting her spayed, but now as she was five, I was thinking I really needed to do it. I knew there was a danger of Pyometra (info here) but I thought is was more for older dogs. Recently Daisy hasn't been quite herself, but it was little things and I thought maybe she was finally settling down a little as she was getting older. Nothing I could take to the vet and say she is suffering from _______ Monday her eyes were not right, all squinty. Of course I rushed her to the vet for that. Some detective work by our very good vet came up the the Pyometra diagnosis. An immediate spay was called for, but being a true Golden, Daisy had eaten her breakfast, even though she didn't feel great, so it had to wait until yesterday, but it was an emergency because she could get septic at any point. Luckily, she came through the surgery well and is on the mend. I guess the take-away from this for me is even when you think you are a responsible owner, anything can happen, and you really know your dog best, if you think something is not right, trust your instincts. Thank you to everyone for your kind words, I am sure all those good thoughts helped her to come through surgery with no complications. We sure do appreciate all our blog friends.

22 comments:

Sheila and Bob said...

Happy to hear Ms Daisey was taken care of an we know that with your love and care she will be 100% very soon.


Hamish & Rescue Sophie

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Sending Golden Thoughts for Daisy to feel better. Totally understand your point. Sending you Lots of Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That must have been so very scary for you. We are glad it all worked out in the end. Please give Daisy some snooter smoochies and hugs from all of us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Amber-Mae said...

I am glad to know the surgery went well for her & that she is doing fine now. Poor Daisy.

Dog Blogging With Luna said...

Oh my goodness Daisy! We are so happy that your mom trusted her feelings and took you to the vet! We are so sorry you are not well, but we are happy that you are recovering!!!!!!

Angus said...

Thank heavens it all worked out so well and thank heavens for your sixth sense !

Thor and Jack said...

We're so glad to know that Daisy is doing well. Hope she has a speedy recovery!

Thor and Jack xx

Kari in WeHo said...

we sure hope she recovers quickly

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks SOOOOO much for the Daisy update!

We are relieved to see she's doing well -

Of khourse, I do think it khalls fur more treats!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Just Ramblin' said...

Glad to hear everything worked out well. : ) Surgery is tough on a pup. We get our stitches out Monday from our spay surgery. Heal well and quickly. : )

Meeka said...

Hi Daisy,
Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Casper Bear said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling better Daisy! Get well soon! I have just had surgery too, on my knee.
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear

Finn said...

Oh Daisy, hope you are feeling much better real soon!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

With our losing Hamlet and our girl Rudi not doing well, we've not been able to really do our blog visits and keep up with our friends like we like too--I'm so sorry to read the news about Daisy and am so glad that she's doing better and on the mend! We've gotten so many good thoughts and prayers that we will send some of them, and ours along to you!!!

Huffle Mawson said...

Poor Daisy! I hope she is feeling better and better now.

Boondocks said...

So glad Daisy is going to be ok! Saying prayers for a quick recovery!

AROOOOOF!
Boondocks, Kudzu, and gang

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Oh wow, poor sweet Daisy! So glad to hear she is going to be ok. Don't feel guilty--we all love our doggies and try to do what's best :)

1000 Goldens said...

We are so glad you are okay my sweet Daisy girl. We send you lots of snooter kisses. Snuggle up with Tucker and Leo, and get some rest :)

Sam said...

We are just glad she is doing okay.

Sam

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We haven't seen a post for a bit, just stopping by with wishes for Miss Daisy to be doing well.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Bleu said...

We continue to send our love to Daisy and her wonderful the Mom who loves her so much! We love you all, and send our well wishes for life to return to normal... pronto!

with love from the Bleu

Dog By Nature said...

We're so sorry to hear about Daisy's surgery but are glad she's pulling through! ou are so right about trusting your instincts. Big hugs to you.

Kona