Wednesday, May 23, 2007


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, fun. I'm just thankful his eye is ok. Thanks everyone, you guys are the absolute best!!!! Hopefully he'll just rest all night.


Ronin_The_Pug said...

Oh my God! Little Tucker! He was so brave not to cry! Because I'm sure it hurt! We hope he is ok now!

Jody said...

Wow Maryann. I hope he's not in much pain. I know it's scary for you. I hope you're doing ok, as I know just how much you love blood. I'll call you in a.m. Well, Cricket just let out one of her sad howls that she does in her sleep. So she's feeling bad for Doodle too. She remembers when she and Sammy had a rumble with a squirrel.

Tasha & Eva said...

Poor, poor Tucker! We hope everything will be O.K. for you. You tell your pack mates to play more gently! The kitties in your previous post are very cute. We will drop by Harley and Hagen's place and check it out. Hope you're feeling better. How's Bear doing? Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh no. Poor Tucker. I hope you are ok now. Please take care

~ Girl girl

Luckie the Dachie said...

Oh dear..I just saw Tucker's wound. Do update in the morning. I will keep him in my thoughts.

wally said...

Oh no! Poor Tucker. That looks pretty painful. I hope he's doing well and he heals quickly.

Big licks (but not on the owie!)


ps. If Tucker needs a good story I have one I made up about a pack of lions carrying off a baby to eat. I haven't had the chance to use it to proclaim my heroism but...

Peanut said...

Oh yes please let us know what happens with Tucker. We are thinking about him until then.

Dachsies Rule said...

Poor Tucker and his beautiful face! We hope that pain shot is doing it's magic for him. Dr. Bill will make him all better again but then you get to make sure the Pack doesn't lick it for him. They do love each other.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Stoodlville said...

OGG! I hope it wasn't a pack mate!

Poor poor baby - lucky it missed Tucker's eye!

Michele, Ruby's Mom said...

Poor Tucker...I hope he's doing better today. And Marianne, hang in there...I'm sure he'll be fine. Now you just need to do a little CSI work to figure out what happened. That and get some sleep!


FleasGang said...

That's gonna be an impressive scar. Just think of the stories you can tell the ladies. I'm glad you're gonna be OK though.

The FleasGang

Lorenza said...

OMG, poor Tucker! I hope its not too painful for him. That wound looks deep. I hope he heals soon.
Please let us know.
Have a good day

Tadpole said...

Tucker!!! What happened?! I sure hope nothing else is affected and that a few stiches will make it as good as new (along with a wicked scar!).

:-( My girl just wants to hug him and love on him and scratch his ears and give him kisses....

Jasmine said...

oh my gawd!
i hope he's not feeling pain or upset about it (in the pic he looks brave).

we'll pray that it's nothing serious and the wound will heal nicely soon so Tucker will look handsome & charming in no time!

loads of XOXO & lickz,
Jasmine, BamBam and Eski

Avery said...

Oh poor Tucker. I feel so awful for him. That cut looks very painful. I hope it heals quickly.


Lisa said...

Ouch! That looks horrible. Tucker you are such a brave boy. I hope Dr. Bill has you fixed up good now. Bless your heart. You guys need a long streak of good luck.

Lady Kaos said...

Poor Tucker! I hope it heels fast! You'll have to come up with really cool story to tell people about how you got that scar!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Poor Tucker Doodle! Please keep us updated on how he is doing.

Sophie Brador said...

Oh my gosh! I hope Tucker did okay today. That is the weirdest, scariest cut. Could he have caught himself on something?

I hope you're okay Mary Ann. I honestly don't know how you do it. I freak when Sophie limps. I can't quite imagine having five beasts with issues. You are clearly a saint.

Balboa said...

Oh no,

Poor Tucker, it looks so bad, but you are so lucky it didn't get your eye.

We'll check back to see how tucker's doing.


Shannon said...

Discovered your blog a few weeks and have been following yours and the Packs adventures with interest.

Best of luck to Tucker for a speedy and painfree recovery period (and an avoidance of a secondary problem because of an altercation with another pack member).

Best wishes to Bear in his recovery as well.


LeaderOfTheKleinPack said...

Poor Tucker! We are sorry to hear about your injury - and even sorrier to see the pictures.

We hope the other brats will leave you alone so you an heal.

~Harley & Hagen

Ruby Bleu said...

OK those staples are just scarey...I hope Tucker can keep still and quite for a few days. And the rest of the pack plays nice. Also good luck finding what every it is that did this to him!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby (and Michele too!)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Tucker. I hope you didn't try to take away those staples! I hope your wound heals fast.
Have a good night!

Holly said...

OMG!!!! That looks awful!! Poor Tucker! I sure hope he is feeling better very, very soon! I sure hope your mom gives you lots and lots of smooches and hugs!

I'm sending some well wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery!


Maggie said...

ohhhhhhhhh Tucker! It looks sooooooo sore! I'm so sorry! I hope you're feeling better today. This deserves an extra treat or two!

Love ya lots,

Sparky said...

Doggie prayers sent up for poor Tucker. I hope he is feeling better soon, and that he heals super quick!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Oh No! Poor Tucker! We hope he gets to doing better very, VERY soon!!!!

Steve and Kat

Bella said...

Hey tucker - hope you are on the up & up now !!!

Cubby said...

Ouchie! How is the eye doing now?

Billy said...

Oh my gosh poor Tucker...we are getting caught up on blogs and we have just seen you know what happened??

I'm glad he's okay, what a relief.

BIG hugs from Billy Boo:)

Balboa said...

Mommy is crying for you dude, that looks really painful. But you look like one brave dude. I hope you feel better real soon!

Frenchie Kisses,