Hello Little Girl
Hey everybody! Not sure if you guys follow my twitter of facebook account, but if you do, you would know that about two weeks ago I found a lump on Ruki. It was on her privates area, around where she had a scar from her spaying surgery. This is what it looked like:
And here’s a different view, a more relaxed way that she is posed.
I was, in a word, freaked out. Okay, that’s two words. So I scoured the internet and of course, all kinds of horrible scary various things were swirling in my mind. I talked to my pug-bloggie friends on twitter. The lump was squishy and didn’t seem to hurt her when I pushed on it. Her behavior and eating habits and playing – nothing was different. She wasn’t acting strange at all.
We played “internet doc” (the game where you read about stuff on internet and pretend you have any idea what you’re doing, and you self-diagnose yourself). Anyways, we were pretty sure it had something to do with when she was spayed, something to do with the stitches…I had a day off coming up and so we waited a few days to see if it would go away (and it didn’t), so on my day off (last friday), I took her to the vet.
Here are a few shots of her in the car on the way to the vet. Just chillin’. Isn’t she adorable? She’s always very calm in the car.
Our vet took one look at her and was like…”Yup. When she was spayed her stitches were supposed to disolve internally and they didn’t.” So they had to have immediate surgery on her that day to take those stitches out and use something else. Yikes! Poor baby girl!
I was pretty anxious after I dropped her off.
In fact…this was her reaction to the news. She’s not a happy camper.
I was waiting for the vet to call me back and let me know the surgery had been successful…etc…but I had a few more errands to run so I took Popo with me to keep me company and to keep my mind of baby girl’s surgery.
Here are a few cute shots of our afternoon of driving around town. Btw, I’ll never do that with him again. He ws constantly trying to jump in my lap and he wouldn’t sit down. Never again. Ruki will sit there and go to sleep, he was WAY to active. Sorry buddy, but you’ll have to go in the carrier. Worse still, he got hair everywhere! My car now looks like it rained pug fur. Not a pretty sight.
In the afternoon, I heard back from the vet. It was the stitches, they just hadn’t disolved as they were supposed to; they corrected the problem and we only had to pay for the anasteasia. Which I was very glad for. Vet bills are always so expensive!
And I sill had to pay for their new flea pills. These pills called “comfortis“. Does anyone use this? Well, we’re trying it. The puggies don’t actually have fleas…but since we’re letting them roam around the backyard we thought we should have them on the medication just in case. You know?
Well, we couldn’t pick baby girl up until the next morning because they wanted to keep her overnight…so the last photo is of Rukia the next morning after we picked her up. She was so excited to see us she was shaking. Poor baby!! Now she’s on antibiotics and prednisone and doing great. She’s as silly and goofy and sassy as usual.
~ by Nevis on September 23, 2009.