Thursday, April 23, 2009
I'm not even thinking about stitching today. Ellie's not doing so well. She hasn't drunk anything or eaten yet. She seems settled, and is sleeping a lot. We had her back to the vet this morning, and she got injections for painkiller and antibiotics. We'll take her back tomorrow for more of the same, plus she'll have to get some IV fluids if she doesn't start drinking tonight. We've tried everything the vet suggested to get some fluids into her. We've tried syringing water into her mouth, but she just got distresssed, and the water just ran back out of her mouth. The vet said the problem is that her tongue is sore and swollen, and she will have to re-learn to drink, as at the moment she can't manipulate her tongue well enough to scoop water up with it. It's such a worry.