Poor Teddy

My puppy is sick again. About 3-4 weeks ago she refused to be groomed. And, believe me, when Teddy doesn't want to do something, there is no way in hell you can get her to do it. No amount of coaxing or treats works.


I thought she had developed another UTI infection so we had the vet put her on strong antibiotics. They cleared up the chronic irritation she has had around her eyes since the surgeries. But, I think they also killed off all the good flora and fauna around the no fly zone. The vet said she has a raging fungal infection in that area. Ewww and ouch!


She would not let the vet examine her. So, we had to take her back yesterday to be sedated so they could shave her and get a better look. They said they gave her enough of the sedative knock any dog out. She acted like nothing was happening and would not let anyone near her. Finally my husband turned her over to them and left the room. I don't even want to know what happened next. She was back out in 2 minutes and they said they did all they could but she refused to cooperate. They could not give her any more sedation so that was that. Once she got outside and relaxed a bit, the medication started to work. She was very disoriented and actually fell over a few times. It was soooo sad.

As you can see, she is not looking too happy. She had to sleep in the garden room because we were afraid she would fall on the stairs. She is still groggy this morning.


She is taking pain pills, antibiotics, anti fungals and we are supposed to soak the no fly zone in a tub with medicated shampoo once a day. Good luck on that one.


I am hoping and praying she is back to her old self soon and smiling.


And running around guarding her yard since it feels like summer out there.


Maybe tonight I will build her a Teddy fire with all the gathered twigs. Teddy and I love having fires in the evening. My girl has had a tough year.

Comments

Poor Teddy, she does look sorry for herself.
I hope she feels alright again soon. Big hugs!
Ashling said…
Poor baby! Wishing her a speedy (and thorough) recovery!
Pricilla said…
We are all thinking of Teddy here on the Farm
Mary said…
Oh my, poor Teddy. I feel so sorry for all of you. She is a beautiful dog. I am sure inside and out. But, what a challenge to try and help her. I sure hope she gets better soon. Just recently I found your blog and I thoroughly enjoy it. Most recently, your ethnic food, etc, finds. Wishing all three of you happier days when Teddy is better.
HappyCrone said…
poor Teddy...hope she is feeling better really, really soon. Nothing worse than having one of your kids sick!
Dragonfly said…
Sorry to read Teddy is feeling poorly again, hope she's soon back to her normal self.

J x
edenhills said…
So sorry to hear she's not feeling well again. Will she eat some probiotic paste to help get all the good bacteria back in business?
petoskystone said…
Oh, poor Teddy! Bet she has one hell of a hangover :/ Heal soonest, gorgeous!
Creepy Glowbugg said…
Sending white light and healing thoughts to Teddy's "no fly zone".
Puppy hugs,
Glo
Bird said…
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear Teddy is not doing well again. That poor little angel. She has had a rough year. I hope she'll be doing much better very soon and back to her old self again.

Bright blessings,
Bird
Ok. I just hopped up, lighted a candle, and said a healing prayer for Teddy.

I will do this daily until she is better. Bless her sweet little self.

xoxo to Teddy Feel Better Soon
Poor Teddy!
I do hope she will be alright again very soon! I think it is this warm winter that makes it easier for these fungal infections to get to them, Orvar has one too but just around his eyes now, Thankfully he's a bit easier to handle :-) :-)

Christer.
Nellie said…
Poor Teddy! So sad! Hopefully the treatment will begin to bring about some good improvement.
Joy said…
Sorry to hear about poor Teddy. Gecmis olsun!

I wish it was warmer here. It's chilly and I have another cold. =(
laurie said…
poor Teddy, thats the worst of antibiotics, they kill the bad germs but the good as well.Will she eat yogurt? That would help put some good bacteria back in her system, maybe you could give her probiotics like they give humans.
She must be strong willed to have that reaction to sedatives, wow.
I'm sorry you're having such a hard time, I know how you love her.
Poor Teddy! Get better soon, please!!!
Mel Mel said…
Aww... I sure hope she feels better soon. Lucy and I wish her a very speedy recovery.
TARYTERRE said…
DEAR DEAR TEDDY. You poor thing. I know just how you feel. Our kitty was sedated a few years back and fought against it with everything she had. REFUSING the Vet's best attempts to help her with her problem. Once we were home she spent the next day zonked out. I hope the infection clears and that you're feeling like your old self soon, TYEDDY. take care. You'll be in my thoughts.
Robin Larkspur said…
I wish Teddy a speedy recovery, and peace of mind to you, Joyce.
Michele said…
Poor pup. She does look sad. I hope she heals up in no time.
Barbara F. said…
I feel bad for Teddi. I hope she is back to herself real soon. Hang in there. xo
The Frog Queen said…
Hope she feels better soon!

Cheers!
Barb said…
Poor Teddy! She really looks unhappy. Sure hope she her old self soon!
Ina in Alaska said…
Oh poor Teddy! She (& you) is/are in our thoughts & hope her infection clears up soon. She looks so unhappy :(

So sorry!!
Jody said…
Awe I hope Teddy feels better soon :(
SharleneT said…
Poor little Teddy. She looks so forlorn... nothing worse than those fungal infections. Hot bath there, everyday! Don't you just love when doctors/vets give you that kind of treatment to do, as if it's perfectly sane and a piece of cake? Lordy. Like stay in bed for 10 days... right. Just give her hugs from me and I do hope she's feeling better, soon.
Tournesol said…
Poor baby girl! I hope she is feeling much better soon. So hard on mama too, hang in there.
injoyinmylife said…
Oh my gosh! Poor beautiful Teddy. She looks so pitiful. You know I've been going through medical issues with my dog too. It's just about the saddest thing ever. They can't tell you how they feel. I hope she is feeling better. Sending her healing vibes through the ethers.
Leighway said…
A couple of suggestions- An excellent probiotic powder for dogs. I use it in a 5 of my dogs food and it has cut way down on diarrhea and fecal odor. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BFFAVW/ref=wms_ohs_product
Another suggestion...can you soak a cloth in cool water mixed with a good yoghurt and just gently bathe bottom? Also, final note. When is her birthday? if she is a mutable sign-gemini, sag, virgo or pisces the worst should have peaked with the full moon. there may be one more incident as the moon squares the lunation around14-15 Mar but then she should start feeling better. Hope some of this helps. Sandy