It's been super hot here! Mom and I ran 9 miles on Sunday before the heat arrived! Yesterday when we went to the park was the first time in 3 days that I'd been out to play! Mom and I don't like this heat!
I've been limping. Mom thought it might be my front shoulder. Some days I wouldn't limp and some days I would. Mom was very confused so on Wednesday, she made an appointment for me to go see my vet on Friday before mom went to work.
Well, when mom came home from work super late on Thursday night and took me out to pee, she noticed I didn't want to put any pressure on my left paw. So she looked at it-OUCH! One of my pads was swollen on the side! She looked to see if she could see anything poking out-but she couldn't. So she soaked my paw in hot salty water at 1am.
At 8am, we went to the vet. I don't like the vet! The vet has "gets panic attacks" written on my chart-how dare they say that about me!!! Mom tries to only take me if I really need to go-and Friday, I needed to go. The only way my vet could look at my paws was for mom to lie on top of me. It tends to calm me down and I cant move. But I tried! When she was touching my ouchie paw pad I was trying to move!!!
The vet scraped the surface of my pad but couldn't see anything-but she did see a hole. She told mom that she thought I might have some "plant part" in my pad and the only way she could check it out was to sedate me.....S-E-D-A-T-E..... that word sounds so scary!!!
I was taken away from mom into "the back." They stuck me with a needle, I yelped, and stuck something in me that made me sleepy and drugged up and then OUT! I don't remember anything after this until I woke up. It was wierd...I was wobbly and my tongue was hanging out of my mouth! But my mom was there!!
She told me that I had a little tiny stone taken out of my paw pad. My vet saved it to mom could have it. It's little and must have been sharp! but it's out now!!! I have drugs that I have to take every 24 hours. But if they make my paw feel better, I'll take them!!
Mom took me home-all i wanted to do was sleep! I growled at mom once-she was shocked because I NEVER have growled at her! But I wasnt myself!!
My grandpa came down just after mom left me to go to her stupid job! He spent about 3 hours with me as I became less groggy! It was super nice to hang with my grandpa!! I love him!!
I wasn't around when this happened 9 years ago......but I know it's a day mom will never forget. But I try to give mom lots of hugs and kisses on this day-because it's a special day for her!!! It's my mom's birthday!!!!