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Thursday, June 4, 2009

What's up with me!

I've been quiet this week, but for good reason! I have tonsillitis and pharyngitis! Huh?!?

So, remember my sore jaw from last weekend? Well it didn't get any better by Monday. So, we went back to the vet. Talk about freaking Mom out! That vet thought that I had some disease that was going to make me lose function of my jaw! How is a lab supposed to eat?!?! I was kinda freaking out at the thought of that myself! They wanted to make me take a good long nap and take samples of my brain! (well, technically, Mom says they were going to take samples of the muscles on top of my skull - but my brain is there! What if they slipped?? Yikes!) They were all sorts of panicked about this! I, of course, was cool and collected. I'm not one to freak out at the littlest thing (of course, no one told ME about losing all jaw function...)

Mom called Guide Dogs and they decided I needed to come down there for a visit with Doc. He rocks! I love that guy! Doc was so nice not to force my jaw open (like the other vets did!) He didn't ask me to really do anything that I didn't want to do (except get on the scale - I was kinda scared they were gonna take some of my kibble away! Luckily, I'm a svelte 49 pounds still).

Doc said they were gonna take my blood for some tests. Laura, Doc's helper, took me back. Well, more accurately, *I* took her back - she just held on for dear life! Hey, what can I say?? There was exciting stuff going on back there! So, I went running! Whoops!

But Mom never came back with me. That was kinda strange, but everyone was SO nice that I didn't even care! Then... oh then... good things happened!! I LOVE happy juice!! They gave me some in my veins and it made me feel all funny - then a little sleepy.

When I woke up, they said I was such a silly dog! They told me that I had little bitty pieces of my Nylabones sitting behind my tonsils that were causing all sorts of trouble. I tried to tell them that I was just saving some for later, in case I got bored, but they didn't go for it.

Wanna know what's really cool??? You can check out my pieces of Nylabone at Fun Day!! They will be on display! Isn't that cool?!? I'm so proud of my little Nyla shards!

But, those pieces got in there and caused all sorts of havoc. They made my throat hurt SO bad that I didn't want to move my jaw (unless kibble was involved!)

Now I'm on the mend! With a little help from Clavomox and Rimidyl, I'm hoping to be good as new soon! Yippy!

Love and Licks,
Poppy

PS Don't forget to check out my shards at Fun Day!

5 comments:

smilinshell11 said...

We will have to check out your Nyla shards at Fun Days! We hope you get better soon. :)

Brittany said...

Holy Cow! That is crazy! I am going to have Patriot read this because he is a HUGE nylabone eater, and needs to know what could happen.

You will have to post a picture of your Nyla shards display at Fun Day. I will be adjusting to having a new baby so we wont be there:(

Carrie and Waffle said...

wow that's one for the books. take a picture were not going this year. how big where the shards?

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

Glad they figured out what was the matter. Poor Poppy. Hope she can go back to chewing soon. A good reminder to us all that no toy is indestructible.

Poppy The Puppy said...

This was a total fluke. We are talking 2 shards the size of a grain of rice - not destructive chewing. I can't wait to see the shards! Pop's dad picked her up and got to see them. When I called with questions, they told me they were saving them to display. Can't wait to see them myself!