This weekend has been kind of crazy for Elsie and I. On Saturday, I seen Elsie playing with something. I think it's a wood chip. I jump up and yell DROP IT! That's when I seen the pointy end of the needle sticking out of her mouth. I calmly (ha!) tell her to come, drop it, sit, do something! I try to bribe her outside. She runs around Catch Me If You Can style. Finally I catch her. And slurp. Down the hatch.
I have no idea how she found it but she did. All I can think is it fell out of the sewing box and she sniffed it out. It just makes me feel so horrible. Like I am this bad puppy parent, who just leaves needles laying around her house.
Needless to say we ended up at the emergency vets. Saturday, they sent us home with hopes that she would pass it. Sunday she started vomiting. I took her back to the vets. Seen the second x-ray where the pin had not moved and made the decision to keep her there and have them remove it. She stayed at the vets and I went home to find any more lingering needles. ( I found none)
Surgery went fine this morning. The vet said Elsie was ready to go and play the minute she woke up. (Go figure..) She will be able to come home tonight which is good because I miss that little turd like crazy!
Anyways, due to Elsie's craziness and her wanting to lick the wound, the vet said she is setting her up with an elizabethan collar for the next couple of weeks. I can only imagine the disaster Elsie is going to leave behind wearing that thing. I am wondering if there are any alternatives to this? Any suggestions?