My garden without my yorkshire terrier pup.
Today I just can’t care that my greenhouse might dry out due to lack of water.Without Dax behind me,or running around like mad with excitment,my garden is suddenly of no importance.
Yesterday,my ten month puppy (Dax) fell down the well of a two story staircase., whilst we were visiting a house my son- in law-is restoring. The top flight of stairs which led to an attic space,was unfinished,and Dax had run up those new stairs to investigate .The yell was my first indigation ,and with shock I saw him falling down the well to the bottom.
He lay quite still and unmoving at the bottom,having hit the last step edge.
A vet in Gloucester saw him immediatly but unfortunately had no Xray equipment,but assured us that no bones were broken.He gave him inflammatory and pain killer injections.By this time Dax was awake ,but quiet and just sad eyed.It was obvious that he could not stand up,he just lay still,unmoving.
We were on our way to ‘Westonbirt’,A beautiful Arboretum in Stroud. and it was only the third time for Dax to be having a car ride. Previously he had been nervous in a car,but yesterday he was fine,and we were happy to be taking him for a family trip,to a place that he could enjoy.A long way from Worcester,and we were combining the trip with a stop off at Gloucester to see the house which is being restored.
This trip being a ‘fun day’ for the birthday of my daughter,and nothing more that could be done for Dax,I insisted that the day should continue as planned and so we eventully arrived in Stroud with me nursing Dax who was still quiet and not showing any sign of pain.
The three electric invalid chairs were awaiting for us oldest ones,the gardens are really something with the Rhododendrons at their best.
The picnic with the birthday cake,and everything else, was good,even the wine out of the plastic wine glasses!,but poor Dax just lay looking at me,he seemed to be relaxed and was not showing distress.
I stayed downstairs with him last night,and every-time I moved he was looking at me.
He was Ex-rayed this morning at the local vet in Worcester. He has no broken bones but has damaged his spine.It could be bleeding in the spinal column and bruising is causing him to be unable to use his back legs .
The vet is keeping him ,treating him with steroids and watching for other signs.I am told that four or five days will show if he will recover.(He COULD recover)
He is not insured,and I am told that after this ,if he has not improved greatly,a CAT scan ( £1500) will be needed and then further surgery .
How can I care about my plants and greenhouse now ?
- 19 Jun, 2013
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