The second time she saw the vet was for a teeth cleaning. Although she's only four, her teeth were looking really rough and she had the beginnings of gingivitis. Unfortunately, she was not blessed with good teeth.
Last Friday while out playing, she bent one of her toenails back to the quick. The vet had to sedate her and pull the entire nail. She's been on pain medication and an antibiotic ever since. The first couple of days, she was really pitiful. The morphine was wearing off and you could tell she just didn't feel good. But when she started to perk back up, she also started licking her injured toe. Incessantly. Especially between the hours of 3 and 5 AM. Every night. All this licking has left her toe raw and exposed and looking like it was getting infected. So yesterday I had to go in the attic to find something I hoped never to use again...
|Gabriel with the cone|
So if you don't hear from me, please know that I'm hiding out from my dog.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!
Psalm 139:17-18 (NLT)