Sunday, July 3, 2016

Just Plain Scary


When Moon woke up Saturday morning, she was her playful, loving self.  And following our normal routine, she and Copper went outside with me then came in to eat breakfast.  As they stood at their feeding stations, I headed upstairs to make my breakfast while the Pres slept.


Not long after I went upstairs, I heard a loud CRASH and the scurrying and clawing of dog's toenails against the hardwood flooring.  Looking down the staircase, I saw that the baby gate had fallen over.  Copper was in his bed at the base of the stairs.

Up-righting the gate (which keeps Copper from coming up the stairs ever since he slipped and fell down them...a heartbreaking incident in itself!!!), I looked for Moon.  She began walking toward me but was staggering.

She almost appeared as if she was drunk.  Bumping into the walls and furniture, panting heavily and looking disoriented, she wanted "out."  Moon is a Shepherd Husky mix and has to have her freedom.  She hates being confined.  And now she needed to be free.   Placing my hands on her hips and guiding her to the door and across the patio, we came to a stop.  Turning to look up at me, my heart broke as she continued to stagger making her way to the lawn.

Later that morning, I called the Vet.  He believes it was Peripheral vestibular disorder...similar to vertigo in humans.  He said something about the ears too but I was so happy to hear that "it is harder on the owner than the pet," and "she'll rebound nicely.  She's a very healthy girl," that I didn't absorb all our conversation.  He was right.

By the end of the day, she was improving tremendously and by Sunday, she was back to her old happy, playful, loving self.

saying and sharing...



20 comments:

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Hello JP.
Ohh.. that was a scare.
I am so pleased that he is ok...
Our animals are our faithful companions.. and they cant talk and tell us..
sending best wishes...
val xx

Sandra said...

my heart nearly stopped just reading this. when they are not their normal selves it is the ultimate scare. so glad Moon is ok...

Optimistic Existentialist said...

So glad that she is back to her old happy self...what a beautiful soul she is :)

Happy Sunday!!

Gail said...

Glad she's better. It's never easy to begin letting go.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am glad your Moon is OK and doing better now. I have Vertigo at times and it is awful. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Nina said...

Oh boy ... I was getting worried as I read your first lines ~ great that Moon is getting better, and that the prognosis is good!

Betty said...

Strange, but I'm glad things are looking up. Could it happen again?

Gayle venturesinphotos said...

Hoping for no relapses.

Sandi said...

Oh! My heart sank. But I was so relieved to read she will rebound nicely! Whew.

bj said...

glad she is back to normal...

Susie said...

JP, Having pets is like having babies...they can't tell you how they feel. Scares me and makes me so sad. I am happy your dog is going to be fine. Blessings to all of you, xoxo, Susie

NC Sue said...

I've had labrynthitis once - similar symptoms - and it was scary!!
Glad ti hear Pup is better now!
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Ann said...

oh my, what an experience. I can imagine how scared you were. I'm glad to hear Moon is better.

Bee Lady said...

Oh my gosh I would have been scared too. That kind of stuff scares me to death. There's just no way to know what's wrong. So glad she's ok.

Cindy Bee

Blondie's Journal said...

So sorry this happened. We are so alike in our love and protective feelings for our pets.

Jane

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The first time I had this happen to a dog, I thought they were dying. The second time, I knew what it was, but it still shook me up. By the 3-4th time, it was still unsettling, but the good news is WE were all okay! I'm really glad your girl is better so quickly, sometimes it can take awhile.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh my, what a scare you gave me! So glad all is better now. Love your beautiful shadow shot!

Stewart M said...

Glad the story had a happy ending - was a bit worried for a while!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Blondie's Journal said...

I was really hoping this wasn't serious. I'm going through challenges as my two dogs also go through challenges as they, too, are aging. It's sad but it makes me well aware of every precious moment with them.

Jane

Ida said...

Oh my gosh that must have been scary. It's so good to know she is doing much better now.

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