Monday, June 22, 2009

Jasmine got a boo-boo

Hello friends! Big Ern here. We had a busy weekend. Ok, Mommy and Daddy had a busy weekend. It started on Friday when Lilo and her parents came over for dinner. We just love pug company! Then on Saturday Mommy went to meet some girlfriends for lunch. They are all pug mamas, but no pugs went with them! Can you believe that??? The mamas were Kelly (Dixie, Sophie, and Harley), Jessica (Lilo), Laura (Salinger), and Sarah (Hank and Molly). I just don't understand why none of us got to go. Well, I can understand why Bernice didn't get to go...
We're not sure when exactly this happened, but Jasmine got gang tackled. Now, I was just giving her some love and some of the others may have gotten a little jealous, especially Neecy. Mommy saw this happen Thursday when we went outside after she got home from work. She saw Neecy, aka the psycho alien, with Jasmine's leg in her mouth. These scuffles happen from time to time but no blood is ever shed, except when Mommy gets in the way of a mouth trying to break it up. Mommy has much more fragile skin than us tough pugs!
Well, Mommy checked Jasmine over real good and didn't see any injuries or any blood or anything. So everything seemed to be fine...until Saturday afternoon when Daddy noticed Jasmine limping a little. He looked her over and noticed that her right front leg was a little swollen.
I, of course, did my best to protect my beloved Jasmine. Eli acted innocent. Eddie also tried to act innocent...
Gus, who wasn't involved in the fracas because he was busy in his own little world, found his squeaky hamburger...
Mmmmmm...hamburger...
Mommy's right, he's so special...
Here comes the little alien now...
I'll protect you, my darling Jasmine...
That's right, I'm taking Jasmine's side over my crazy sister's...
Seriously, doesn't she just look crazy?
Well, when Mommy and Daddy got up Sunday morning, they noticed that Jasmine's leg was even more swollen and there was a crusty area on her leg just below her shoulder. They decided that they probably needed to talk to a vet. But they said the regular vet doesn't work on Sundays and the emergency vet charges an arm and a leg just for going there besides any tests or medicines. So Mommy looked up PetSmart on the internet and saw that the in-store vet had Sunday hours. So they took Jasmine over there and saw this thing in the sky...
They don't know what it was doing there, but Mommy said it made her think of Salinger's blog from Saturday. If you haven't seen it yet, make sure you check it out! So anyway, they got there and the vet was closed. The people at the store said the vet is always closed on Sundays. Well, that's not what the internet said! They said they would look into that...whatever!
So they bought some treats since they were there and MarrowBones were on sale. Those are the best treats EVER!!! Then they came back home. A little bit later they noticed poor Jas's leg was about double its normal size! So Daddy said they should get her in the bath with some warm water to draw out the infection. They got her in there and the crustiness washed away and pus started oozing out. Yes, I know, that's really gross, but it's an important part of the story.
While Jas was in the tub, Daddy called the emergency vet place to see if they had any suggestions to help. They said to take her temperature and if it was 103 or higher to get her in right away. So Daddy went back to PetSmart to buy a doggy thermometer. When they took her temperature, it was 101.2 which is in the normal range for dogs. By this time the swelling has started to go down since they got a lot of the pus out, so they decided to wait until today to take her to see the regular vet.
Daddy left Jasmine in the big bed this morning and put the gate up so none of us could get to her. Let me tell you, that was really difficult being on the other side of the gate from her ALL DAY!!! And I think she was upset about being away from me too! When Mommy got home from work, she grabbed Jas and took her to the vet. The vet shaved the hair away from the wound area, cleaned it out real good, and gave her a shot. She also gave Mommy some pills to give her which means that Jas will get marshmallows twice a day now! Lucky girl! And the vet weighed Jas and found that she has lost 2 pounds since last year! She is now a slim 20.6 pounds! I guess having all these other pugs around and going to meetup once a month has been good for her!
Ok, I have to warn you, the next couple of pictures are kind of gross. Mommy took pictures of Jasmine's leg. If you get grossed out easliy, please refrain from looking at the next 2 pictures. Everyone else feel free to look...
Do you see the red spot at the top of her right leg? That's where the vet shaved the fur away and the wound is visible. Also notice how the right leg is a bit thicker than the left leg...
Now here's the really gross close-up of the wound...
She sure is glad that's all over now! Now bring on the marshmallows!!!

One last picture Mommy wanted to share...it has nothing to do with pugs, but Mommy thought it was interesting. On her way home from work on Friday she saw this really big plane flying really low...
It's some sort of military plane and was really, really big, although it's hard to tell from this picture just how big it was!
Well, I hope everyone else had a less stressful weekend than we did! And I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Pug hugs and kisses!
Big Ern and the Pug Posse

9 comments:

cgrieze said...

Brutus and I are glad that Jasmine is feeling better. That looks like a nasty puncture wound.

The Devil Dog said...

We are glad Jasmine is better. That was pretty scary. What a good idea your dad had about putting her in the tub.

Roxy

Hank said...

Ern, buddy....I sure am glad Jazz is doin' better. Molly likes to grab on to my turkey neck but she's never drawn blood, lucky fer her I tell ya what.

jsanders73 said...

We're so glad that Jsmine s doing better!! We'll have to start keeping a closer on the alien. At least until we can find a cure for her venomous bite =)
Get well soon Jasmine!!

Salinger The Pug said...

WOW! We're glad to hear that Jazzy is feeling better and going to be ok!

Word of the day....FRACAS!!! HAHAHAHAAA!

Sweet GusGus...you're smart to stay out of the drama!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh we are so glad that jas is feeling better!
what a great pug family you have!

Pearl said...

YAY! You're on the mend, Jasmine! I was hoping the vet would get ya all cleaned up!

Lex said...

Oh no the poor girl. I was following along on FB so I am glad that she is doing so much better.
That is an awesome idea about the bath tub, I never would have thought about that.

A Tail of 2 Doggies said...

Wow - what a week you've had!

We are both glad that Jasmine is better!

George here - I had to go to the vets this week too. My trachea has collapsed some more - 1/2 half now... so I get to take two more pills every day. Mom has never given me pills in marshmallows, but I'm gonna ask her to try them. Anything that comes from a stinky marsh has to be good - right?