• So much for a fun holiday

    July 20, 2016 // 2 Comments

    Posted in: pain, pets, tears

    Cottage life took a turn for the worse on Monday. It appeared that a bee had stung Tara. Tuesday she was worse. I called a vet who instructed on feeling her back. She winced about the middle of her spine. Instructions: painkillers and rest. She seemed better in the early evening, and went fishing with us. It was a mistake. As the painkillers gave her a false feeling of no pain. She ran, which was not allowed. In the evening she tried to poop but could not arch her back. Her legs started buckling from under her. Poor thing looked so lost and scared.

    She slept ok for the night. But was the same this morning. I called an on call vet and got a time for her this mid-morning. So we are on our way to Seinäjoki. Tara is young they have medications and such that can still help her. But I am a mess. Baby hormones are not helping at all. 

    EDIT: just got back from the vet. Dachshund paralysis. Next 4 weeks Tara has to stay in a box. Absolutely no movement. Painkillers as needed for 2 weeks. Only to be let out of the box to go outside where she is not allowed to move about.
    Prognosis is not good. If rest does not help then the next possibility is surgery which may not be effective at all and costs around 3000€.

    So lets hope that bedrest will do the trick… But we will call the hospital in Vantaa (the only one on Finland) that does these type of operations to ask their opinion as well.

    EDIT:

    We are driving to Vantaa. Taras situation got worse during the night and evening. She has not feeling in her back legs any more. As the emergency surgery fee is 50% on top of the normal 2,5k, we came to the sad conclusion to euthanize her. So we called the vet to cancel the time we had booked for her surgery for next week and book the final vet for her. 

    But the doctors spoke with each other and decided to fit Tara in as an extra patient, waiving the 50% additional fee.  So we I packed up Olivia and my things in basically 15 minutes and are on our way to the hospital. 

    No idea what I have forgotten. Feel utterly lost and scared. It’s still so unreal…


    EDIT: They called. Magnetic pictures showed the paralysis. Tara is being operated on.

    EDIT: Operation is over and went well without complications. That is all they can say now. She will spend the night in the hospital and we will know more tomorrow…

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    May 28, 2016 // 5 Comments

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    April 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

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    March 9, 2016 // 3 Comments

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    March 4, 2016 // 2 Comments

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