Friday, June 15, 2012

What A Storm!

Monday morning Morgan had an appointment with Dr B so he could check her leg and give her an Adequan injection to help it heal.
As we left the house it was starting to rain lightly. We only live about four miles from the office, but by the time we arrived it was raining hard.

We walked into the waiting room and weighed Morgan. Suddenly the storm hit. It got quite dark, the wind blew the doors open, then the power went out. The emergency lights came on and all the electronics started beeping  because they were on battery power.

Morgan is afraid of storms and a storm at the vet's office is every dog's nightmare. She was trembling and panting as everyone ran around trying to shut down computers and restore order. All the other patients and their families ran for their cars, but Morgan just needed to have her leg looked at and a shot, so we stayed.

Dr B was pleased with her progress. We discussed that this time her recovery will take longer because the other leg is still weak. He watched her walk and hopes that she starts putting a little more weight on her left leg in the next couple weeks.

When we got home the storm was almost over, though it continued to rain for a while. Morgan refused to eat and stayed curled in a ball, sleeping all day and evening. Rob and I were both worried about her, but by the next morning she was her cheerful self. We think she was so traumatized by the storm at the vet's that she chose her own way to cope, which was to sleep till it was just a distant memory.

Here she is today walking around the yard. You can see that she is starting to put some weight on her left leg now. We bought  a sling to help her get up the stairs, but I'm still carrying her most of the time. Next week I'll start using the sling and make her do some of the work.
Samba's tail is healed and I left the bandage off. I'm just hoping she doesn't injure it again, but if she does I'm ready. I know how to wrap it now so that the bandage stays on and I'm happy that she isn't going to lose her tail.
It looks like a good weekend ahead to start our training for the Olympics.


Anonymous said...

Hey sweetie, hope the legs keep improving, know's how you feel about them storms, I fine dad and he holds me, if at night I curl right up in his chest and he holds my paw and talks to me, and I stop shaking, try that you we be happy and get some belly rubs toboot!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Thank goodness we rarely get those things. Paws crossed for that leg
Benny & Lily

Jo's World said...

Sounds like the storm front here!
We are supposed to get all day rain tomorrow too. Stella is getting a little better about storms though. I don't know how she would do with one like the vet's.

Morgan is looking very much better and the video showed she was putting more weight on the left. Hooray for Samba and her highly excitable tail!

Cheers and hugs,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm really glad that Morgan and Samba are healing well--All those healthy thoughts we're sending are working and I'm glad!!

Enjoy your weekend!! :-)

SissySees said...

Oh poor Morgan!! Gretchen doesn't mind storms, but I think that experience could convince her otherwise...

I'm glad Samba's tail is better.

We need to look into the Olympics.

rottrover said...

You go, girls!

scotsmad said...

Poor Morgan....a sore leg, having to go to the Vets and then a thunderstorm on top of that! No wonder she had to sleep!

Happy to hear about Samba's tail.

Paws crossed for both.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

So glad Morgan's leg is healing AND that Samba's tail isn't getting cut off. All round good news.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD and Hootie

Mitch and Molly said...

You are looking great, Morgan! Keep up the good work and we are so happy to hear the wonderful news about your tail, Samba! yippeeeeeeeeee

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Mr. Pip said...

A storm at the vet does sound pretty awful! I am glad Morgan is starting to put some weight on it. Also, cheers for Samba's tail!

Have a great weekend.

Your pal, Pip

Nichole said...

Poor Morgan! I don't udnerstand why everyone else ran for the cars - seems better to keep the animals in the vet's office until it passed.

gMarie said...

Oh Morgan - I would have been terrified of a storm at the vet. Abby used one of those slings when she hurt her neck - it was funny to watch, but she liked it because she could control herself that way. Hope you feel better soon - Beauregard James

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi all you Porties. Glad to hear about Morgan's leg starting to get better and also Samba's tail. We don't mind storms but can imagine it could make you very scared. I sorta know how you feel cause I (Rory) am scared of baths!! No worries, and slobber, Rory and Stella

Marjie said...

What an inopportune time for the storm to hit! I'm glad Morgan is improving. And, Samba? Watch that tail, sweetie, you're giving your Mom fits!

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