Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Mummy took me for my walk Saturday morning as usual, and I was having great fun running around in the river. When I came out of the river Mummy noticed I was limping. She checked my back paw and there must have been glass in the water, because there was blood pouring from my back pad.

Mummy picked me up and carried me to the car park, as she phoned my human brother to come and get us. We drove straight to the vet. The vet cleaned the cut, which really hurt! Then he said I needed stitches. He didn't want to inject my pad as it would swell up and he didn't want to give me a general anesthetic unless he had too. So he wanted to try and stitch my paw with Mummy holding and reasurring me.

Mummy held onto me and the nurse kept hold of my leg and the vet stitched. I cried and yelped and whined, it was about then Mummy fell apart, she was crying and sobbing all over me, she kept saying, its alright Simba, its alright. At one point she nearly had to walk out, because hearing me in pain was too much too bear. But a few minutes and two stitches later. the worse was over.

I had my leg bandaged up and two injections, the injections didn't bother me I was past caring by then. Mummy had reached the point of no return and couldn't stop crying. The nurse got my human brother to come and sit with her. The vet offered her a cup of hot sweet tea. She did ask if she could be sedated, not a bad idea.

The bandage was allowed to come off the next day. The stitches have to stay in for 12 days. Mummy and Fat fat Daddy have been taking the cone off when they can keep an eye on me. But left alone I can't help but lick the stitches.

When we got home Mummy tried to take my photo. I wasn't even talking to her!



In the last couple of weeks, I've had an upset tummy, nearly drown and now cut my paw. Mummy says she feels so guilty and feels she is a terrible dog owner. I think only hourly treats can make up for my pain and suffering.

Simba x

31 comments:

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my, you poor thing! That piece of glass must have cut your paw paw deep just like Faith's last time. Yeah, Faith felt the pain too but she was put under anesthesia so she fell a sleep & didn't feel the pain but only after she woke. She felt it... I hope your poor paw paw heals up soon. And please tell your Mummy not to say that. She's not a bad dog owner! Accidents do happen sometimes. She shouldn't feel so guilty & negative. Please give her a hug for me will ya? But I guess you can only do that when your cone is off. Hehe!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Boo said...

i support HOUR TREATS idea. that would make all the pain go away instantly.

i can't imagine being stitched without any anesthetic. you are one brave boy by whining and crying - coz only robots don't do that.

wet wet licks

Boo

BWTH Dog House said...

Ouch, I can feel the pain. Only a big jag of treats will reduce the pain.

slurpy licks,
BenBen

Lacy said...

w00f's Simba, ouch, me sorry u got hurted...and u mama is not a bad pet pawent, its stoopid humans dat put glass in da water, dats bad....u mama and daddy love u, u can tell that wiff her being sooo upset...soon u will b good as new....dont bother the ouchie, so it wont git infected...

b safe,
~rocky~

Girasol said...

stitched with no anesthesia wow! you are so brave Simba. I hope you get well soon and get the treats!!!!!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh dear.. That must be very painful... Your mom is a good owner.. Tell her not to feel bad. I think hourly treat is pawsome too

~ Girl girl

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

my god, simba friend...
it was terrible.. stitched with no anesthesia wow! you are a valiant....dog...
I don´t know what I do if I was hapened this..
We send you all our love...and hope you feel good better soon, and please tell your mom.. that thinks was happened,, it was an accident...

Cassidy said...

Ouchis Simba! You deserve a medal for having the stitches done. I hope mummy is less traumatised now.

Nibbles
Cassidy x

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh Simba you have been in the wars matie. We hope the paw heals quickly.

tailwags
Noah

BenTheRotti said...

Oh you poor sweetheart! I think you were incredibly brave and deserve treats on the hour just for that alone! Mum wants to send your Mummy a hug and thinks that she is incredibly brave too, apparently even when Mummy's don't cause the injury they feel terribly guilty, Mum says you should give your Mummy lots of kisses. Hope you are feeling better soon little buddy.

love, licks and tailwags,

Ben xxx

Thor said...

Oh Simba! You were so brave! I hope your paw heals soon! Tell your mom that she is a good owner!

Love and licks
Thor

Faya said...

Oh my poor Simba. Tell your Mom it is not her fault. But it will costs her a lot of treats and new toys....
Kisses, Faya

Mack said...

I think hourly treats are just the cure you need!

And as Faya said - lots of new toys won't hurt either!!

Ludo van puppy said...

I hope your poorly leg will be ok. Your bandage is very nice though. Will you be getting extra presents for being poorly? I hope so. :D

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

oh sweet Simba!!! I am so sorry about your feety feet. Tell woo mom not to beat herself up over this. Accidents happen. Just make sure she gives you LOTS of snooter kisses. Oh, my friend Meeshka highly recommends bubble wrap... so you may want to get your mom to wrap you in some to stay safe, ha roo. Did woo laugh at that?
Hugs.
Sitka

Simba said...

OH Simba!! what's a King to do?? Yes, hourly treats sounds like a good way to get back in your good graces!!!

Heal up soon!!!

wags,

Simba

Deefor said...

I hope it gets better really soon. I think you mummy shouldn't worry. She's taking good care of you but it's hard when it hurts.

Deefor

Chef said...

Simba, you won't believe this but I did the exact same thing this weekend. I was at the beach and that's where we think I sliced my pad open, only no one knew it til the next day when I started limping. All the vets were closed because of Labour Day, so Mama soaked my foot in Epsom Salts and put Polysporin on it. I'm not limping so much now but I'm going to the vet tomorrow to check it out. I sure hope I don't need stitches.... yikes, you scared me!!

Take care of your foot, Simba. The worst is over and now it's going to be good as new soon. My Mama couldn't bear to read how you were crying... poor you and your poor Mama...

xox
Chef

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh Simba, I hurt too when I read your emergency Vet visit. Glad that you got rid of that lampshade.
Hourly treats? I vote for it.
Take care, buddy.( And even you feel better, keep limping to keep hourly treats coming, OK?)
Cheers!

Dana & Elmo said...

Never mind ELMo using a nap, oh Simba, I do hope that you are feeling better now. I can't imagine getting stitched with out anesthesia. You are a very brave dog, and I hope your mommy is feeling better too. Tell her not to feel like a terrible dog owner, because she definitely isn't!

-Elmo&Dana

Mickey said...

Oh Simba!!!!!!! Your poor paw :(
Too bad the Vet could not freeze your paw. Maybe he could have used an ice cube :/
You really are having a rough go of things!! Maybe a new month will help ;)
Hourly treats are the least you should get!!!!!! Big purrs for your paw!!! Hugs for your Maw !! heeheehee
((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))
Purrs Mickey

JB's Big World said...

Hourly treats are mandatory! I feel so sad looking at your picture. I hope you heal quickly!
--JB

Maggie and Mitch said...

You poor thing, Simba! We hope you feel better soon so that nasty lampshade can come off!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Simba!
No anesthesia???? OMD! I am sure it was painful!
I hope you paw heals soon!
Kisses and hugs to you and your Mom!
Lorenza

Huskee Boy said...

OMdoG Simba... This is terrible! I am so sorry I just read about it...
Reading about the stitching process made my tail curl and mom's toes also curled... it must've been so **insert HBO word here** painful!! Can't blame for mom for falling apart..

** Super big hugs for you and your mom **

Joe Stains said...

maybe twice hourly treats???? sheesh that SUCKS!!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

oh gosh, simba...

who's that jerk to throw glass in the lake... he should be hang for causing u pain

Peanut said...

Ah simba your mummy is not a terrible dog owner. You've just had a bad few weeks. Sorry about the paw. Are you getting hourly treats yet?

T-man's mom said...

Simba, you were such a brave boy!! I know you can get better and take care of your mom too (it sounds like she's suffering too). Those cones things are never fun...T-man hated his.

Rest up, little boy and get better. Your mom and not so fat daddy are counting on you..

Thanks for your kind words these past few days. I really miss T-man, but the pain is a little bit easier to take with the support of my DWB friends.

CC-man and I will drop by to see how you're doing. T-man Angel will be with us too...

T-man's mom, CC-man & T-man Angel

Georgeous said...

Poor you Simba you've really been through it.
Love George

CASPER AND PALS said...

Oh dear Simba, this is terrible to be hurt. The worst is over.

Your Momma is not a bad dog owner. She was so upset when the stitching was hurting you. We know our Momma would have been crying too.

Take care of yourself! Maybe that bubblewrap is a good idea!