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Thursday, May 19, 2011

So Far, So Good.....

Ernie made it through her procedure just fine.  At first the vet thought she would need to have it done twice, as she was pretty well clogged up.  But things went really well so now he's going to let her come home, and we have to monitor her ourselves.  The vet is keeping her at the clinic for the whole day, so they can give her more IV fluids.  Walker will pick her up this evening.  I wish I did not have to be at work.

Ernie's not out of the woods yet.  She needs a special diet to keep this from happening again.  Hopefully she likes it, as there will be no more treats.  She'll be dehydrated for a while, so we have to give her fluid injections under her skin.  She's probably going to be uncomfortable from the procedure.  We need to keep her quiet.

I know that some people think I should have let her go, had her euthanized.  That's fine. They are entitled to their opinion.  But Ernie is my baby, her problem was fixable, and, had she died during the procedure, at least she would have been asleep and not in pain. I had to give her a shot at getting better and no matter what happens tomorrow,  I'm  glad I did.

3 comments:

  1. Poor Ernie, constipation sucks!

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  2. Good for you. We truly can not afford the vet but we take Spunky anyway when he needs to go. We do without something if we have to.

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  3. I always try to keep my pets alive as long as they're not in pain and suffering. I feel I know when it's time to say good bye. My husband and I have different opinions on when that time is, which causes some debate. Good for you for giving Ernie a second chance.

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