Thursday, December 25, 2014
On the Homefront: Christmas Is Cancelled
Yesterday our poor sweet old Dalmatian Gia was knocked down in our driveway by the mail truck. She has a fractured pelvis and a major tendon in her abdomen suffered some damage as well. Right now she is in the ICU at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and will remain there for at least several days for observation and pain management.
If Gia were a younger and healthier dog these injuries would be less worrisome, but she is too old for surgery and has other health issues that may or may not be complicated by this accident. All we can do is wait and see if she begins to improve. She is a tough and willful old girl and has a strong desire to keep fighting on, which is something in her favor. The vets advised giving her three weeks to see if she can recover. My blog will be on hiatus for a while as we wait. Hopefully I will have better news in a few weeks, but for now I will be spending all of my time worrying about and then if all goes well taking care of Gia.
Best wishes to all (especially Gia) for a healthy and happy New Year.