It's 1 am and we just got back from the Emergency Clinic. (and I can't sleep) Something/Someone ripped Tucker's face something horrible. I can't tell if he got in a fight with one of the Brats, it really looks like he's cut it directly on something. I never heard him yell or anything, he just came up to me in the bedroom with this huge cut on his face. It's perfectly clean, straight down to the bone and his skin has a gap about 1/2" wide from one side to another. (insert the green puking smiley face here) It looks like something metal just sliced it, but more than likely somehow he got into it with one of the other dogs I guess. Thank God it missed his eye by about 2 cm. The ER cleaned it out, gave him a shot of antibiotics and pain meds. I made the choice to wait until 8 am for him to go to Dr. Bill's to be sedated and stitched or whatever they think he needs. :( I just didn't feel comfortable doing it there and they said he'd be ok until morning.
I cursed us, Dot spent the day at Dr. Bill's today (ear again) and I told him on the phone that everyone was doing great, blah blah blah. I'll post an update in the morning on him, hopefully it's not going to be anything major for him. -M
9:30 am - Tucker is at Dr. Bill's now, they're going to put him under and stitch it all up. Waiting to hear what they think could have caused it and if there's any further damage. :( Thanks for the well wishes!!!
6:20 pm - We just got home...he's doped up and still woozy. He has staples, one ickily close to his eye and they have to stay in until the 11th. Yea. 4 other dogs, him not wanting them in to begin with....I see where this is going. He's on Cephalexin and pain meds for the next week at least. They don't think it's a bite - he either was clawed by "something" outside or got his face caught on something. I'm going to scour the house and yard tonight....fun, fun. I'm just thankful his eye is ok. Thanks everyone, you guys are the absolute best!!!! Hopefully he'll just rest all night.