After Mickey and I left the vets office on Sunday, he kept trying to reassure me that Bob was going to be okay. Of course there was nothing I wanted to hear more than that! But I still wasn't getting that FOR SURE confirmation from any of the veterinarians. There was still a chance of brain swelling etc. I wanted to believe he would recover. I did. But I was afraid of being devastated..again...After all, I thought when I saw him lying on the road that he was dead. It was horrific.
Monday I left work early to be at the vets office by 5. I had already told my boss I was going to be off work for the next few days to be with Bob. He knows how I feel about my dog and was ok with it. They had sedated Bob to get him cleaned up and treat any wounds that needed attention. (he had grease all over him from whatever vehicle hit him). I stayed for the hour and said I would be back in the morning.
The next day after being at the vets for awhile they agreed to unhook the IV and give me a few hours at home with him..
Bob is doing just fine with very little evidence that anything had even happened to him. His forehead of course still has an indentation and we have to keep our eye on that area. Should any of the bone fragments die and start to cause trouble, then a surgery will be necessary. Until then, we will continue to limit activity and let mother nature do whatever she can. Hopefully he will not have to have the surgery. He has some trouble with his sinus now but it doesn't seem too bad. All in all he is extremely lucky. As are we.
And we wont ever forget that.
I cant thank the Doctors and Staff of Thunderbird Veterinary hospital enough. They helped save his life!! They were diligent and kind and caring. Without them, Bob would not be here today. They spoon fed him. They gave him everything he needed to survive the shock and kept him as comfortable as possible. They are wonderful.
and Bob...The wonder dog................