Thursday, June 25, 2009
worst night ever
last night was the worst night that we have had in a LONG time. before bed we were checking butchy for ticks (i had found one on her neck the day before) and patrick was holding her on her back so i could check her stomach. butch HATES being on her back and while he was holding her legs she flailed and after we let her go she was kinda hobbling around but we assumed she was just stiff and would sleep it off. well, at 12:30 we woke up to the most horrible sound i have ever heard! butchy was screaming in pain--seriously it was like a human scream--not a yelp or a howl. i didn't know what it was, i thought there was a child or demon or something crazy! when i turned on the light i saw that it was her--she was spinning around in circles and screaming and shaking so hard. we took a few minutes to calm her down and i was bawling my eyes out--i seriously thought she was going to die b/c i had never heard her make noises like that before (and she makes some weird noises!) we poked and prodded her but could not find any points that seemed to be tender to the touch. i went to get a phone book to call the vet and when patrick followed me so did butch...then we noticed that she was dragging her right leg and limping. patrick tried to pick her up to carry her back to the bed--well she flailed her legs and she freaked out and started screaming again and peed all over him and herself. the on call vet told us that it was probably a sprain or strain and to see how she did in the morning. we got back in bed (patrick slept in the other room so he could sleep and she could have more room in the bed) and she had two or three more fits in the night where she woke up and started screaming and shaking.. i felt like a mom staying up late w/her child--i was only half sleeping and kept my hand on her back to soothe her anytime she was upset--i felt so incapable to help her. when morning finally came (i had mixed feelings--exhaustion but eagerness to get her to the vet and hopefully fixed a bit). her vet was booked and going out of town so we had to take her to a new place which also was booked but said they could keep her and work her in whenever one of the docs was free. we didn't hear from them until after 2 and at that point still did not get much news--they couldn't find anything conclusive but think it's a sprain. we got some pain pills/anti-infalmmatorys so now she can be doped up like her mommy! ;) now we're just trying to keep her still as much as possible but we have still had a few screaming fits when she moves too quickly. my poor little girl!! hoping for a quiet night.