We've had a lot of emotion over the last couple weeks. Miss Morgan wasn't doing too well a couple weeks ago and I told Rob I thought it was time. He called the vet and made an appointment for the next morning. I cried for the rest of the day and when we went to bed that night I told Rob that I couldn't do it. I felt she was still in there and wasn't ready to go.
I called to cancel the appointment the next morning and Dr B called me back a short time later. We discussed her condition and he reminded me to not decide on a bad day but to watch the trend. She followed me around the house like a puppy all day and I was so glad that I had changed my mind.
Then last Sunday when Morgan got up in the morning we saw blood all over her bed. Rob threw it n the wash while I took her outside and examined her. There was blood on her belly and I knew she'd been licking herself the night before. Morgan has always been OCD so I assumed she had licked too much and damaged the skin. Then I noticed that her left rear leg was swollen almost twice the size of the other leg. She didn't want to eat and I knew there was some infection somewhere.
After a couple days Morgan perked up. The swelling in her leg is down, we're getting much less drainage from the holes and they're starting to heal. Best of all, her appetite has come back and she's eating enthusiastically. I spoke with Dr B this morning to report our results and he's optimistic. He said in a dog her age, even a tiny nick or scratch could cause an infection, so not to worry about it yet. He says if we're still getting drainage by mid week, we can keep her on antibiotics for another five days.
Is she eating and drinking? Yes
Does she remember her house training? Yes
Is she interested in the other dogs? Yes
Is she seeking affection from Rob and me? yes
He says as long as she's still doing these things, she still has a good quality of life.
So no Energizer bunny or cat with nine lives has more going on than my Miss Morgan.