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Boom Goes the Budget

November 22nd, 2011 at 06:21 pm

Sunday night about 10, I heard DH yell, "I think we have a problem." While running after something in the yard, the dog instead caught the edge of the upended tomato cage. It sliced right through her right upper chest, and she was bleeding heavily.

After a most stressful five-hour jaunt to the emergency vet and almost $700, she's home, sewn up, and medicated.

I'm very thankful she's ok. I'm not so thankful about the bill. Today we go back for another look at the wound. Ah--the emergency fund.

24 Responses to “Boom Goes the Budget”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    Oh my goodness!! How scary! So glad she's ok!!

    Right before we got our beagle (she was with my inlaws temporarily) she ran into a bush and poked herself in the eye. We are so paranoid of this stuff now.

    You made me thankful our emergency vet clinic is only 30 minutes away. There's also a new on-call emergency vet 2 doors down from us. I'm familiar with the first place though.

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Well, I am glad she is okay. What a rough time you all have been having!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I'm glad she's okay, too. How frightening. And how unfortunate for it to happen now, but thank goodness for the emergency fund!

  4. Amber Says:

    Awe I'm happy to hear she is okay

  5. Miz Pat Says:

    I am glad she is ok - give her a smoochy from me.

  6. baselle Says:

    Everything's happening at once to you. {{Hugs}}.

  7. PNW Mom Says:

    So sorry to hear that.....glad she is ok though!

  8. My English Castle Says:

    We do seem to be under a black cloud lately. The dog's wound was pretty gruesome. I hadn't seen the full extent of it until they took off the bandage this afternoon.

  9. EarlyRetirementJoy Says:

    I'm sorry too. We adore our little rescue dog, so my heart really hurt hearing about your girl's mishap. Very glad to hear she's on the mend.

    My thoughts are with you on the other front as well. Sounds like are doing all the right things, and I am inspired by how you are handling everything in your lap at the moment.

  10. Looking Forward Says:

    How very scary! Soooo glad she's all patched up now and I am sure she will heal up just fine with a little time.

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  12. laura Says:

    That's what the EF is for! Hope the poor pup is on the mend soon. Frown

  13. Ima saver Says:

    So sorry to hear about your baby. Hope she is feeling better soon.

  14. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Oh my! I flinched reading that. I hope your dog recovers quickly with as few complications as possible. {{{hugs}}}

  15. My English Castle Says:

    She seems a bit better every day. The regular vet took off the bandage today and looked her over. I think the meds are making her a bit dopey--she's forlorn with the cone on too.

  16. dmontngrey Says:

    Oh no, not the cone! My 15 y.o. lab mix had a huge tumor removed that was hanging down from his chest - it almost hit the floor. I put the cone on him and he immediately whacked it against the wall, then stared at me with the most pitiful look. He stood there like that for about 5 minutes and that was the end of the cone. We think he was so happy to have the tumor gone - he never touched it!

    I hope she heals soon. What an unfortunate accident!

  17. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Glad to know your dog is on the mend. Pet emergencies are scary!

  18. NJDebbie Says:

    I'm glad your dog is better. ((HUGS))

  19. Jerry Says:

    Ugh, so scary! I'm glad your dog is all right. That is the kind of bill that leads me to ask questions about whether the dog health insurance idea is worthwhile, or not. I have never seriously looked at it or priced it out, but I wonder about that compared to the EF. Of course, the most important thing is that your dog is all right and healing! Give her a good scratch behind the ears, huh?

  20. My English Castle Says:

    One of our local employers offers pet insurance. I've never seriously looked at it.

  21. baselle Says:

    Ah the cone. If you ever see someone wear a T-shirt that
    Text is says and Link is
    says "Its All Fun and Games until Someone Ends up in a Cone" ... in Milwaukee, that might be my sister.

  22. starfishy Says:

    sorry to hear about your doggie's accident - sounds horrible. glad she is on the mend.

  23. My English Castle Says:

    Baselle--very funny. I need that tee shirt!
    I'm happy to report she's on the mend. We've taken the cone off for 15 or so minutes at a time, while petting her. But unsupervised, she starts at the stitches, so wears the cone about 23 hours a day.

    The pain meds are over today. She's very dopey after them, and I'll be glad to have the real dog back soon.

  24. patientsaver Says:

    Oh my gosh. That's terrible. I'm so glad she's on the mend.

    Sort of reminds me of when I was a little girl. I wa squatting down to look at some interesting plant in the garden, when I punctured a blood vessel in my leg on some sort of wire fencing. I remember I ran to the house in my white, slip-on sneakers. By the time I got there, my sneakers were pink/red!

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