Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Crisis Averted

As I write I have two snuggling V's next to me. Tessa has had a very long 24 hours. She is zonked. We will never know what she got into but we do know that she was in rough shape yesterday, underwent a battery of procedures and could have been in real trouble. Thanks to the doctors at Tufts she is now home safe but still very tired. We can only gather that she got into something at the park by the BC law school which is now off our list of places to go in the morning. She was on a drip all last night and under close watch as they thought she may have a seizure. Lots of rest and care allowed her to decontaminate. When I picked her up she was acting like herself, lot of kisses and excitement. So good to see. She chowed dinner and her motor skills appear fine, walking fine and not "drunk" looking. We are so happy to have her home. Thanks to everyone for their good thoughts and wishes. As I sit and write I wonder if I was a little dramatic, but I don't think so. She was in a bad way and things could have been real bad had I not come home at lunch. Knowing where a facility was located was also critical. I will do a dry run to Angel Memorial hospital in the next couple of days as I think it is a little closer, but the Tufts folks were great, again. We need to keep her calm for the next couple of days. Happily Lael is home during the day tomorrow.

On a happy note, Makin will be going hunting in November. We last took her two years ago where we able to see her birdiness. She caught one that was missed by the gunner. She tracked it down, brought it to me and let it run away. The second she retrieved for us. Below is her bringing the bird back for me. This should be a fun event where we get to finally meet the squad from the "Regal Vizsla".

Makin is also entered in her first agility trial this weekend. Should be fun but I am nervous. We probably could have used the work last night at class. Our goal will be to have fun. No pressure this weekend, not worried about q's, just trying to get our feet wet and enjoy this experience. In the trials to follow we will have more concrete goals but I think having fun will be just fine.


Jules said...

I am so glad Tessa is doing better. What a huge relief.

re trialing: The goal of having fun is the moost important. Ike would point out that you AND your dog should be having fun!

See you Sat/Sun!

Amanda said...

Glad to hear everything is fine! I've rushed Zoe to the ER too whne she ate a bunch of chocolate and then was stumbling around- it was very scary!
GL with agility this weekend.

Katrin said...

Whew. So glad to hear that she is ok. It's gut wrenching when they aren't. Know that feeling all too well.

Hope to see you at the trial!

Ziggi and Pesto said...

So glad she is feeling better. What a relief.


Blue said...

I'm so glad to hear that Tessa is doing better!

Andrew Campbell said...

Lael, Neil, Makin + especially Tessa: I'm glad that your little girl appears to be out of the woods. It is the worst feeling to see them so completely not themselves -- but happily you had an excellent vet ER to go to. Sounds you like you fired up the flux capacitor on the Forester like I did.

In hindsight there are new probably a few good jokes to be made about law schools and toxic poop -- and avoiding both. We're just glad Tessa seems to be back to normal.

We're looking forward to seeing you all in a couple of weeks.

best wishes