Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I Need Surgery

Mabel Lou here. I went to the vet yesterday for my senior wellness check. This is me in the exam office: 

I just KNOW there's a kitteh out there! I had to get lots of shots. [Mom here: four shots.] Even my vet questioned Mom's sanity reasoning for getting some of them! But she has her reasons for making them stab me so many times!

[Mom again: Mabel HAS to hike in our local mountains daily where there are deer (and deer ticks) and rattlesnakes. She rarely lets me off the hook. And she also drinks water from the creek every day. So in addition to the "normal" shots the average pup gets, Mabel also gets Lyme, Giardia and a rattlesnake vaccine. Please note that the rattlesnake vaccine does NOT imply that you don't have to take a snake bitten dog to the vet! It only buys you time to get TO the vet!]

Well either way, I think you can see the panic on my face. I do my best to make my mom feel guilty for letting them stab me. I cry and howl and dance about. But my doc is onto my antics! They make Mom leave the room now. There's no point in putting on a show if there's no one to see the show!

But we did find out I need eye surgery... it turns out all those "eye boogers" I've been having are the result of a wart under my left top eyelid! The doc informed Mom that all the eye rubbing I've been doing is because I'm in PAIN!  Mom is a bit freaked out cause she's had almost no sales since my auntie died and she hasn't felt like making new beads...so I can't get the surgery until we pay the credit card bill down. And that's OK, cause the whole idea kinda scares both of us! I don't do all that well on anesthesia and Mom doesn't do well without me.

Anyway, you can see my eye booger in this favorite photo of Mom's from last summer. My left eye is on your right BTW! BOL!  Please keep us in your prayers!



GOOSE said...

You will be in my prayers Miss Mabel. And so you don't feel so bad I also get the snake shot too. And glad your mom explained that it only gives you some extra time to get us to the vet if we ever get bitten. That is a very good point that we have found that some people miss understand about the shot.

Priscilla Phang said...

Oh dear, you are definitely in our prayers and all our paws and fingers are crossed tightly for you, Mabel!

harrispen said...

Wow Mabel that is a lot of shots, but they all sound important. I hope the dogtor can make your eye feel better and that you can do it soon. I will keep my paws crossed for you.


Piappies World said...

Dearest Mabel Lou,

We got our paws crossed for you to be ok. We send you lots of healing vibes. Please be well soon.

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

Ruby said...

Oh Gurl!! That sure is a lot of pinchin' and pokin' and stuffs. I like puttin' on a show for my Ma too, doesn't seem to help much either, pffft!
I sure am keepin' my paws crossed for you Mabel!! Surgery sure sucks.
I'll be keepin' you in my thoughts every single day gurl!!

Kari in Alaska said...

We are sending good vibes

Stop on by for a visit

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We didn't even know they had those shots to help out if you get bitten by a rattlesnake. We think your Mom is very wise to get you all that extra protection even if it does mean a lot of pokes for you. Phantom has a tiny wart on his upper left lid too. Mom is trying to avoid putting him under anesthesia because of his age so he still has that little bump. He also has severe eye dryness and has some ointment for that. Mom thinks the ointment helps too with the wart not bothering him so much. We hope things start looking up for Mom's business and you can get the surgery too.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Andrea said...

I hope your mom's business starts picking up for spring. I'm sure you'll feel better once you get your surgery. P.s. you are adorable :)

Linda@VS said...

Sending love and healing wishes for you, Mabel. You have a good mom.

CalliopeCreations said...

Hang in there Mabel Lou. I'm sure things will turn around soon. Sending healing energy and good wishes.

Gina Crane said...

Will say a prayer for both of you. You are a very brave doggie Mabel Lou, and you will do just fine when the time comes for surgery, and feel a lot better..

Ariella Carver said...

Awww, poor puppy! I hope you get lots of sales so you can afford her surgery!

Dorene Nowatzke said...

Poor puppy! Get well soon!

Elizabeth said...

Stay strong Mabel Lou!

And Holly, you stay strong too! You will get through this as well!

Dana Haddon said...

Sending hugs your way!

Dexter said...

I hope the eye booger surgery goes OK. My Airedale had a similar problem. The surgery was a piece of cake, but getting him to leave the eye alone while it healed, well, not as easy.

Mango Momma