The biggest concern now is infection and she is still in the hospital until Monday.
As it has 'set in' I can only say that we were all in a bit of shock. I was for sure.
It's not nice to see a loved one hurt or suffer and it was not something I have ever witnessed before or hope to again. :(
I can tell you the possibility of losing two dogs in a 2 weeks has floored me, I am thankful Scruffy is still with us. The above image was taken a while ago.. she will still be the most awesome dog, only now with even more personality- for all who know Scruffy - we find that hard to believe possible.
I will post an update after we have her home. Thank you to everyone who shared comments/tlc on FB, e mail . It is not easy to share everything but if it is a lesson others can learn from & possibly avoid... I saw this happen on an episode of 'Cesar, the dog whisperer' a few years back, even then the dogs were playing and both went for the same ball, if you could see how bad Daisy is moping, I don't think she had a clue she 'hurt' Scruffy.
We are fortunate also we were in a situation to be able to pay the bill, many would not and such 1st hand experiences are something that needs to be worked on in Canada. We have had pet insurance and this wouldn't have been covered fully either. To calmly state - $2000 or "$4000 for the skilled surgeon", I get that you work with 'dogs' all day - but it does not happen to US everyday. The woman at reception looked at me with attitude when I said the price range was a 'fucking joke' (but not like it was the first time she heard swearing- I bet) and told me to 'refrain or I would have to leave.. ' I replied "I have a fucking tumor, my head is killing me, (My twitch full blown) get fuck over it- there are far more serious issues to focus on than the word 'Fuck' and just go Get my fucking dog." which she did, in her 'pink - Aww look at the cute bandage' that only pissed me off more- thinking she wore that tight fucking thing all night and in pain.
They should have just done their job and focused on the emergency and her pain and not the money and the 'PRICE RANGE'.
I can only imagine the number of people that have had to leave with their pets.. unless of course a 'payment plan' could be reached.
Think what you want of me, do not mistake my kindness for weakness, when it come to my family - any family member and I see something is not right- it is NOT right. Again, from an industry that encourages us to 'treat them as family' - treats them like dogs when it comes to $. A dog will be your life long companion (their life), love unconditionally, be there when all else walks away. As for paying the vet bill to our actual vet- it is worth every penny. Thanks to Yorkwood veterinary clinic for looking after Scruff. Dr. Karen Norman has been there since we moved here, it was good to see her- its been a few years, I taught her kids when little.