Tuesday, May 28, 2013

We Scored A Hat Trick

I'm a big ice hockey fan and I've taught Rob to enjoy the game, too. The National Hockey League is currently in the midst of it's Stanley Cup playoffs and we've been watching games every night. It's heaven! A term used in hockey is the 'hat trick'.  It means that one player has scored three or more goals in one game. Several other sports also use the term, but it always means three of something.
Here at our house we've scored our own version of a hat trick. You remember that last week I posted this picture of the girls Sydney and Mackenzie sporting their fashionable plastic bonnets.
Well over the weekend we added a third. Bailey had a cyst on her side that we've been watching for more than a year. It never seemed to change till Saturday, during a long holiday weekend of course, when it exploded. It went from the size of a nickle to a two inch in diameter mess. It drained to the inside and the outside and became swollen and an angry red color. Bailey started wearing a cone, too.
Today we made a visit to Dr B with both Bailey and Sydney. Syd has been having some poop problems since her surgery and we wanted to get her checked out. After a truly awful exam of the area, she's on medication for some inflammation but will be fine.

Bialey's cyst did explode as we suspected, but it's mostly good news. It may have destroyed itself and not come back again. If it does start to grow back in a few weeks we'll have it removed. She'll take antibiotics for a few days to fight the inflammation but doesn't need to wear the cone any longer. Licking the area won't hurt it and may help it finish draining.

With three dogs in plastic cones at once we think we may be in competition for the record number of cone heads in one household. A warning to Fudge, he's now the only canine member of the family to never wear a cone of shame.

12 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

We are kinda liking your hat trick, BOL. Hope Bailey's cyst is gone for good
Benny & Lily

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Score score score!!! Glad that overall the coneheads are all going to be OK. And Mom warns you to NEVER use that word NEVER:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

scotsmad said...

Look out, Fudge!!!

Hat Trick in Cricket is THREE out in a row....

Glad the girls are recovering. And we think the vet must be VERY good if licking is a recommended cure.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

SissySees said...

Good luck to your shins, and happy healing to the girls!

km said...

Holly hasn't had a cone yet. I suspect that with time that will change. We are BIG hockey fans here. My hubby's team (the Kings) has made it to the finals for a 2nd year in a row. I'm really hoping for some 2013 shirts to add to the collection. And we're not just fair weather fans...my hubby has been a Kings fn since the 80s.

Nichole said...

Oh boy... it's always something, right?

Go B's! :)

Ruby said...

Wells, you do know that nothing is normal in your house, right?! BOL
I'm glads everything is mild, and fixable! Paws crossed that they clear up super fast!!
Ya know those cones make great megaphones!!!
Kisses,
Ruby

Kari in Alaska said...

awww the poor cone heads

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Marjie said...

Fudge! Watch out for the cone head syndrome!

But I'm glad Bailey's cyst may have resolved itself.

I have an aunt who's 4 years older than I am, and she dated a hockey player (in California). He was a beautiful blond, and appeared to have all of his teeth, but you never can tell what dental wizardry someone has going on. That's all I know about hockey.

Mitch and Molly said...

We hope the cones get put away soon. Poor pups!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Sam said...

Wow, a three cone-som - such a sight. Here's to freedom from cones, expoding cysts and other nasty things. Oh by the way, copious amounts of treats are in order here.

Life with Wrigs said...

Oh boy! Let's hope Bailey won't need surgery! Wrigs had such a hard time when he had to wear a cone for two weeks after his eye surgery. Can't imagine what it would be like to have three wearing them at one time!

Susan and Wrigs