6.09.2012

Good Vibes for Maya

The point of this post is to ask for prayers and good vibes for our dog Maya:

This past Wednesday we drove up to Mike's mom and step-dad's house in Clovis to celebrate our sister Christina graduating high school. Unfortunately one of the bigger dogs up there was confrontational with Maya and he got a hold of her for a few seconds. You know how dogs shake their heads roughly to the side with a chew toy? Yeah... That keeps replaying over and over in our minds. As soon as he let her go, she just froze, regained her senses, and headed straight for the car we just got out of. While she didn't have any immediate emergency needs, she did get two puncture wounds about 2 centimeters in diameter that were slowly bleeding. We watched and waited to see if she'd go into shock (which she didn't) and cleaned her up. We came home the same night and I took her to our vet as soon as they opened.

Because of the way she was thrashed from side to side, the small punctures were actually on top of bigger pockets of air where the skin had been pulled away from the muscle. If we didn't do anything, they would've developed into infected puss pockets and poisoned her body. So, we forked over the money (good thing we had a few photo gigs... so much for the summer cushion) and paid for her surgery. As soon as she saw me when I came to pick her up, she wanted to get the heck out of there. For now she has two drain tubes so excess "stuff" can come out for the next few days. Once those are taken out and hopefully the areas aren't infected, she'll still wear the cone for a couple of weeks so her stitches will stay in. I took her in for a check-up appointment after she got her cone off and licked her wounds clean overnight, and they said to watch her closely. We're very wary of infection and have to constantly keep her occupied and distracted from scratching, and she's afraid of the cone hitting things as she walks.

This whole thing is very stressful and we ask pet lovers and friends to keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Most people haven't said anything, maybe they don't care about pets or how we feel about them, but whatever. We care, a lot.





2 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to hear she still has so much to go through. I hope the time goes quickly and she recovers well, poor girl. Love you guys. Matt.

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  2. I hope Maya is doing better. I talked to Mike on Friday and she said she is OK. What a shock for this to happen. I think Duke was taken off guard. Next time we'll have to make sure he's in his kennel before you guys open the door. Poor little thing...what an introduction to the family. I know how you feel about her and our prayers have included Maya all week. Take good care and give her a hug for grandma. My love to all of you! Mom

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