Things just keep getting worse, I have decided I am cancelling Christmas and ignoring it altogether.
Stitch (aptly named) came into us with horrific open wounds all over his body. We don’t know how he came by them or what did them to him. Our vet put the injuries at around 5/7 days old. The pain he must have had in those first days prior to coming to us really doesn't bare thinking about. Our vet had to operate immediately and cut all the old dead infected skin away before they could stitch up the open wounds up. He is still on anti-inflammatory, pain killers and antibiotics but under the circumstances he is coping really well. He is a cheeky happy little chappy and doesn't seem to be damaged mentally just physically.
We have also had 7 lurcher pups in that are 4 weeks old, they have Sarcoptic mange, worm burden and fleas. These poor little mites were in a very poor bedraggled state and very lucky to be alive, the 2 foster families that are looking after them are doing a brilliant job and the future looks far rosier for them from now on thanks to their foster moms.
To add to all my worries Red has been quite poorly. He has had a serve infection which coupled with his age has knocked him for 6. I am spoiling him rotten and letting him eat whatever he wants, even a iced fresh cream bun, I know, he’s got me wrapped around his paw!
Yesterday we had a beautiful saluki crossed greyhound male brought into us, his front leg was badly swollen and wasn't weight bearing at all and was in extreme pain. After pain relief and sedation was administered his leg was x-rayed from his elbow going up towards his shoulder. The x-ray showed in my vets words ''the elbow is shot to pieces'' I have never seen x-rays so bad. Unfortunately we have had no choice but to amputate the leg and shoulder. He is no means out of the woods yet, the operation went ahead today and there has been some complications but we are all praying he will, over a period of time, be able to make a full recovery.
I cant put into words how stressed we all are at EGLR at present we are literally being pulled from pillar to post and cannot see a brighter future we just to seem to be getting by, by a wing and a prayer ‘‘ I know I seem to be praying a lot lately’’.
I just don’t know how to express with words how I feel, these dogs have done nothing to deserve the hand they have been dealt, they are all so lovely, trusting and sweet natured. What world are we living in that is allowing this to happen to such extremes and so often?
I will leave you all with this thought.