Sunday, April 17, 2011

We're pretending this isn't post 700. Care Bear Drama.

I had this grand plan of celebrating our 700th post with a fun photo laden trip down memory lane.  We are now declaring that post 701 will be our big celebration post.  Stay tuned.

So all was well last night, I was in bed watching movies when Bear popped up from a dead sleep crying and banging against the wood on the bed close to 1 am.  He was falling to the side, screaming if you touched him, etc.  So in my general fashion I run to the laptop where I mentally deduce he either has had a stroke, a brain tumor or some other disease I've never heard of but need to read more about.  (Canine Vestibular Disease)  He was panting like he was going to hyperventilate and was frantic.  Sooooo I loaded him in the Mini, picked up my sister Jan who happened to be at Mom's and off to the ER we go.

He has a double ear infection, severe of course.  One canal was almost completely closed and he was in a ton of  pain.  They shot him up with some morphine laden drug, cleaned everything out, medicated them, shaved the hot spot he started yesterday and conveniently clipped his nails.  They had warned us that he might be out of it after the shot, but didn't expect him to be wheeled back into the exam room completely passed out.

Sooo...he has ear cream, ear wash, a bump in his usual pain meds, stuff for the big raw spot on his butt and so on.  Needs to see Dr. Becky tomorrow for a follow-up.  Jan and I had to get him in the house and into the crate (Thank you Otis for the crate) which was a disaster in itself.  I stayed up the rest of the night and stared at him to which he probably didn't realize or appreciate at all.  He still can't really walk this morning but the panting and crying has stopped as of an hour ago so hopefully that means he's feeling better.

Soooo....I do believe our quota of emergencies, vet bills and anxiety has been filled for the month of April.  I'm hoping that we don't have anymore Spring storms here this year as I'm sure the house will be lifted away by a tornado.  Or maybe a Pox outbreak.  Possibly rabid monkeys staging a coup and taking us all hostage.

So I feel like I've said this 1,492 times this week...but thank you everyone for the support and caring.  Can't say it enough and we really mean it.

Maryann & Care Bear


roughseasinthemed said...

we're still her with you. loving the bear too and crap tping here

Nessa, Nanook and Pooka said...

Hugs. Just - hugs. Big ones.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

*big hugs*

And if the rabid monkey come, post a quick note on facebook, and we'll come rescue you! ;-)

-Dr. Liz and family

Lacy said...

w00fs, after all this sad stuff is over, u need to take some "me" time..Hope Bear feels better now..remember Lacy use to have bad ear infections..thinking of all of u..

b safe,

nancyturtle said...

Come on Universe, enough is enough!
My Border Collie has vestibular disease and although it is tough to watch it goes away fairly quickly. Ear infections are more painful! Get well soon CB.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, my, what a scare! Can just imagine you two trying to carry him. Hope the rest of the month will be quiet and all the furries will be healthy.

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Oh, I'm so sorry that your poochie is sick. I will be thinking of you all and really hope that all goes well and he is back to full health soon.

Joni said...

Sending good, healthy thoughts your way.

From Joni and just adopted Betty

Joni said...

Sending good, healthy thoughts your way!

Joni and just adopted Betty

Gus said...

Please let us know when your vet clinic goes public, I would like to buy some stock in what seems to be a sure thing.

Sorry, that just popped into the muzzer's head and we hope it made you smile. Our support for you and the Bear, and all the rest of the pack.

Gussie n teka

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, you've had more than your fair share, Maryann.

Love ya lots
Maggie, Mitch and Sue

MJ's doghouse said...

you dear woman...are teh best doggy mommy will certainly have a huge cheering squad when you arrive in heaven ...(years and years and years form now)..I am so happy Bear is okay...but lady you deserve a worry freee week...i wish i could help....but know that you have many many people out there that are so thankful that there are people like you ...loving the dogs...

Raising Addie said...

Poor Bear and poor YOU!

I hope Bear is doing much better this evening and that you have had a chance to relax a bit.

I can't even imagine your stress/anxiety level at this point.

Stay strong.

BIG hugs to you!
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Team Beaglebratz said...

From mom Beaglebratz - lady, you NEED a break. Beagles are prone to ear problems so I am well aware of infections and ear wash and ointment and trips to the vet for MORE of all of this. Ear infections of any kind are a serious thing but I'm so glad it wasn't any of the other things you first mentioned. Before the Beaglebratz, I had a little Yorki-Poo that had either suffered a mini-stroke or developed Vestibuler Disease - never firm diagnosis - yes, it is most difficult to watch. So very glad that Bear does not have either of these problems. I am saying a prayer for Bear to get better quickly and for you to have some quiet time with your dogs.

The Heartbeats said...

How do you not run screaming away!! When it rains it pours I guess. Thank goodness Bear is gonna be AOK!!

Mamma Heartbeat