Sunday, December 07, 2008

The Big Scare

Well, I frightened my parents half to death this weekend. I don't know what happened, one minute I was happily walking with Mom in the park, even ate a snack I found on the ground, jumped in and out the car....and then I didn't feel good and lay on the couch and found I wasn't hungry, didn't even try to eat the parent's take out Chinese. Unusual.

Then, I couldn't get up. I couldn't move. It was horrible. Dad tried to help me but oh, the pain. I cried. It was after midnight and Dad was so worried, poor Dad, he went and woke Mom. Mom then came down and spoke to me and tried to coax me off the couch. I wanted to please them, but I couldn't get up. It broke my heart to see them so upset and scared.

Dad lifted me off the sofa and put me on the carpet. I just stood and lifted my leg. I couldn't walk. Dad had to carry me up the stairs and we all got into bed and tried to sleep. I know Mom didn't sleep much, every 20 minutes I felt her put her hand in front of my nose and on my belly - I think she was checking I was breathing! I didn't move all night.

First thing Saturday morning I was carried to the car and taken to the vet. Two vets felt my legs and knees and hips. They took my temperature, checked my eyes, ears and bum, and decided I must have had a bad hip/upper leg sprain. They prescribed anti inflammatories and told Mom and Dad to watch me and check in in a few days, and to keep my activity limited. Mom said, unfortunately that won't be a problem, since I wasn't walking very much. I walked a bit at the vet, mainly 'cos I just wanted to go home. All the leg/hip manipulations hurt! Actually, at one point, I was so unhappy I snapped and growled, so they "Hannibal Lecter"ed me!

I think it was most cruel of Dad to snap a photo of me at my worst moment! And Mom laughed through her tears!

When we got home, we stopped in the park and I took a good poop. Boy I felt better! Nothing like a good poopie! I then rested at home for 2 hours but then Mom and Dad forced me to get up and walk a bit. Mom's theory was it was important for me not to be scared to walk. So they carried me down our front stairs and stood me outside. I took a few steps and it felt ok. I took more...then I took off down the road...Dad in tow. Mom grinning from the door. I walked all the way round the block to see my buddy Elvis and his Mom P. I told Elvis all about my ordeal, he was very sympathetic!

Anyway, since then, I have felt so good. Today I am back to normal, running, playing with toys and demanding many snacks. Mom and Dad are totally mystified!!

I am Axel G Chocholoza - Wire of Mystery.

Thanks for everyone's love and prayers. I think they helped a LOT.



Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Axel...your poor peeps must have been terrified...Mumsie woulda lost it...we can't even imagine...that's really weird...but thank heavens you're ok now!!!!!

Yes...I'm quite familiar with the muzzle outfit...I flash my toofers all the time at Mumsie when she's groomin' me...she puts the muzzle on and I fall's like it's my job to snap and if I can't I may as well nappie...go figure...

Oh Axel...we're so glad ur better, old chap!

Wiry barks...


Gus said...

Axel We are so glad you are feelin better...we are doing the terrier trot here!

teka says you look very dark and dangerous in your muzzle


Faya said...

Oh is good to read a happy end at your story... I am happy that you feel better. But maybe you should take care of you 2 or 3 days more...
Kisses, Faya

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and was very glad to hear you're ok! Next time at the vets when they put on the muzzle, just murmur something like "A vet once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti. ..."
Back home a 10-year old foxie is keeping thumbs----I mean paws up for you!

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Dear Axel,

Sounds like you gave your Mom and Dad quite a scare. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Hope you are taking advantage of all that extra lovin and attention you are getting.

Luna Licks,

The Long Island Luna-tic

William Tell said...

I hope you are feeling much better today, Axel. It's no fun to hurt! Especially during our happy holiday season. Take care!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Lenny said...

I'm glad you're doing better Axel - how scary!!

Your friend, Lenny

Eric said...

Oh Axel.How wagging worrying for you and the leggededs. Wonder what all that was about? I'm so happy you are better now. takecare pal.

Wiry wags, Eric x

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Axel, so glad to hear that you're OK now! J x

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