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Old 09-09-2008, 01:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DH left the gate open last night and I didn't realize it. The dogs got out this morning.

Clive was hit by a work truck down the street. He's at the vet right now. We just have to wait and see at this point. He couldn't walk or stand but it doesn't look like he has any broken legs, hips, or shoulders. He may have a broken rib. The x-rays were not too clear as they didn't want to move him too much. So far no signs of internal bleeding but the vet said it's too early to tell. The vet said it looks as if he was hit on his head and upper chest. We don't know if he has any brain injury yet. We also don't know if we can save his right eye. The eye has pretty severe trauma to it. However, that's the least concern right now.

So he's to remain at the vet for the next few days. They are giving him pain meds, fluids, and steriods to help control the shock.

They should call me later today and give me an update.


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I'm so sorry. You'll be in my thoughts.
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Oh No!! poor thing! wishing a fast recovery and hope for no broken bones.
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Hope your dog is ok. Poor guy.
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Sorry to hear what happened, how scary! I hope he recovers quickly.
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I'm so sorry, I hope that he has a good outcome. You must be totally in shock.

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Oh no, sending healing vibes to your pup!

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OMG! Noooooooooooo!! Oh I hope he's ok :
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Sending healing energy for the pup and warm thoughts to your family.

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Oh no! I'm so sorry mama. I hope your dog will be ok.

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KH- I'm so sorry. Be gentle, and hugs to you, your dh, and your poor pup.

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Update from vet....

She said Clive is looking around a bit and even wagged his tail. They took him outside but he still won't walk or stand. He also did not urinate. No interest in water. The swelling in his eye has gone done and it has stopped bleeding. She said the "globe" looked like it's clearing. I don't know what the globe is. He's still really stressed as his pulse is still high and he's still panting.

If he is not standing or walking tomorrow then they will do repeat x-rays.

So now we just wait to see how tomorrow goes.
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I hope Clive continues to improve and is back home and 100% before you know it.
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OMG how sad. I am so sorry about Clive. I hope he continues to improve. I will be sending some: his way.

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Kliene, sending big s to you and yours. I hope Clive is doing better today. Rascal and I will light a candle for him.

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No change today. He's still not wanting to move or drink. So they still have him on IV fluids and a cath.

I will talk to the vet tomorrow morning to discuss things then.

I'm not sure if this is good news or bad news.
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Did they do another xray/ultrasound, etc?

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Vet just called.

As I stated earlier Clive can't stand or walk yet. Tomorrow they will check for internal injuries again. He still has a lot of swelling. He is also showing signs of the right side of his face (where he was hit) being paralyzed.

Vet did say that he was alert today and looking around and he ate some food.

So I'm trying to take the good news with the bad.

I'm supposed to cook dinner now but I'm just crying.
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I'm so sorry, that has to be so difficult. Sometimes when there is a head injury time helps a lot...I hope it's like that in his case.

Maybe your DH could get some takeout or have a cereal night or something. Take it easy, lots of hugs to you.


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awe, Kliene, wish I could fly down there just to give you a . But that's certainly good news he's eating again and is alert!

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I'm so sorry. I'll keep checking for updates.
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Talked to the vet just now. The good news is he is eating and drinking and going to the bathroom on his own.

He has a lot of bruising that has shown up on his belly. Intially she thought that he was just hit on the upper part of his body including his head. Now, she believes he was fit full on his entire body. He can stand with a special harness (that's how they take him outside so he can go potty) and he tries to put his weight on his front legs.

So they are going to do bloodwork to check for damage to his kidneys and liver. Also they will be doing more x-rays to check his lungs (as he's still breathing heavy) and to check his hips. So : that he has no broken bones or other internal injuries. We're hoping that he is just really really sore and bruised and that's why he's not standing/walking.

As for his face, she said only time will tell. The major nerve that runs along the face obviously has suffered trauma. It could repair and his face may be normal or not. We don't know about his eye yet either. She hasn't done a complete eye exam yet as she's focusing on the other issues first.

He's on two types of pain meds so I hope he's not in a lot of pain and suffering. I hate to think of him suffering and in pain especially with me not being with him. That is hard too. Does he think I've abandoned him because I'm not with him?

It's sad to watch my other dog. He kind of mopes around and he sits looking out the window at the road where Clive was run over.

I'm really hoping for good news this afternoon after the tests.
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Good update. I'll be continuing to send healing vibes to Clive
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I just saw this thread. I am so glad to hear that he is feeling at least a bit better and eating/drinking/urinating on his own. That is a good sign! I'll be sending Clive some healing thoughts. And, hugs to you of course.

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