Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thank you card for vet.

Hello there, I hope this finds you all well, I thought you may like to see one of the cards I made for Polly's specialist. Some of you have very kindly been asking for an update on our dear little adopted fur baby. Well the day we were hoping wouldn't come happened last week on Tuesday, she had to have one of her eyes removed, hubby picked her up from the vets and brought her home with an Elizabethan collar on. This was of course to stop her scratching at and tearing her stitches, but you try telling that to her! She was so distraught and thrashing around the room, trying desperately to remove this cumbersome bucket from around her little head. I was trying very hard to calm her down but to no avail. So I told hubby to ring the vet and ask advice, to which he said 'give her fifteen minutes to calm down, if that hasn't happened bring her back in to be kept in over night and be sedated'. Thank goodness she did eventually calm down and settle in our bedroom on her soft bed. It was a very sleepless night, spent holding her in my arms all night, but when morning came, she was much better and ready to have a little food and water.
This was all happening just a week after our old boy Coubah (German Shepherd)had to have major surgery too, so you can imagine the vet bills! Anyhooo, Coubah needs to be kept inside and have wounds washed and betadine applied three times a day, antibiotics and ear wash and drops done twice a day, his mate Whiddy has to be kept away from him, because all he wants to do is clean his stitches for him, so we now have three animals who all need to be separated from each other. This past couple of weeks have been very stressful to say the least, but Coubah now has his stitches removed and is doing really well, Polly had her first post op check on Sat. and the vet is pleased with her wound. She will have her stitches out on the eighteenth, the day before I leave for Sydney Stampin'Up! convention. So I will get to see her without that stupid bucket on her head and all those awful looking stitches removed from her sweet little face. It seems all though that was the worst eye, it was the one with most sight in it, so she is now completely blind, but already knows her way around and plays with all her toys etc. She sleeps on our bed every night and wakes us up in the morning with sand paper kisses. I'll keep you informed of her progress and upload some more photos of her soon, take care and give your pet a hug for me, lots of inky hugs from....


  1. Hi Char,
    how are you?
    Its been great popping by again and browsing your blog, you have been so busy and awesome work.
    Thanks for sharing:)

  2. This is an absolutely beautiful card Charmaine!

  3. As a vet's wife I get it.....I get it all.....great card and I'm sure the vet would have loved it....so glad your patients are doing well