Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Strange night.

It's just past 4 in the morning.

I've been up since one-ish. Georgia's been really restless.

After more than a week of grey skies and rain, it was suddenly very hot and muggy yesterday. We had to turn on the air conditioning to cool the house down and to keep the mosquitoes away. They're swarming despite the bug spray, mosquito coils and citronella we've been burning.

I think there's something wrong with Georgia. I thought it might be the air conditioning in the bedroom. She's not great with cold. She's been walking in and out of the bedroom, going down stairs and back up again. I checked out back, to see if maybe she had a bad tummy, but couldn't see or smell anything.

I decided she was just probably feeling the effects of yesterday's heat or not liking the air conditioning. Then, at 3 something, she started crying.

I found her at the top of the stairs.

Her tail was hanging down and looking really limp, almost between her legs. She let me palpate it. It's definitely sensitive around the base. I've run my hands all over her body, looked into her ears and spread her toes to check for ticks. In this heat, that's always a possibility. Maybe she ate something bad. She picked up some buns in the bushes at Elkington the day before yesterday. I hope it wasn't baited food.

All sorts of bad thoughts are going through my head at the moment.

I was sitting in the guest room with her when I started writing this, but I'm downstairs now because she's moving about again and occasionally whining.

It's almost 5 now. I've been googling pain at base of tail, limp tail, problems in the anal or rump area.

I can't wait for the vet to open at 8.

30 comments:

bermtopia said...

My nephew's Lab dislocated her tail from swimming too much once upon a vacation. Symptoms sound very similar. Poor pup!

The Q&SG

georgia little pea said...

I hope it's something easily diagnosed. She was fine last night, even when we went to bed, probably around 11ish. The only trauma yesterday was being attacked by one of the corner cats on the the way home from her evening walk.

Kenzo said...

Hope it works out and you can go to the vets soon. Good you have a great sixths sense.

Helen P. said...

There are few things as disconcerting as a sick pup, unable to tell you what hurts and why. I hope you are able to get some answers soon and Georgia will feel better!

verobirdie said...

I hope she is alright. Keep us updated as soon as you can

georgia little pea said...

Thank you :) 2 more hours to go. She's settled down a bit. Been updating all my emergency vet hospital contacts on the phone. Takes moments like these to remind me that I need these numbers and addresses to be always handy.

Patrice and Higgins said...

Oh no! Paws crossed that everything is okay!!

~Higgins

Kristine said...

Yikes, scary stuff! I hope she is okay and the vet was able to figure out what the problem is. Poor GLP. I have my fingers crossed for you both!

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

I hope she's OK! Why do things always go wrong in the middle of the night and on weekends?

PS thank you for your wonderful counsel on reactive dog work; I have taken it to heart! Keep us posted on Georgia.

georgia little pea said...

Still at home :( first available appointment is at 9.45 and unfortunately, her regular vet is not on duty today.

She didn't go look for The Other Half when he woke up. Didnt harass him for a walk, or me for brekkie. That's worrying. Otherwise, she looks calmer than last night and is finally getting some sleep (as I am).

Thank you for all your good wishes. Really curious about the suddenness of it.

Swati said...

Oh no! I hope she recovers soon. It's heartbreaking to see them sick. :(

Please keep us updated.

georgia little pea said...

Back from the vet. All good! She'll live! Will post more after some sleep. (She's already snoring.) Thanks for keeping me company the last few hours :) x

Jean said...

Oh my goodness, thank you for posting the comment that all is good - will await further information. My first thought, with the pacing etc, was bloat - but that shouldn't effect the base of the tail.
Waiting to hear the news after you and GLP catch up on sleep. Thank goodness she is okay.

Kenzo said...

Yipee!
Love real happy endings!

sagechronicles said...

Wow, I'm glad I waited to check in, read your blog and saw that Georgia is OK. I had some moments there--not as many as you, I'm sure! I'll be checking back!! Hope you got some sleep....

Spoiled Doxie said...

If only they could talk. Glad everything's ok!

Kari in Vegas said...

oh we hope everything is ok!

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Kolchak Puggle said...

Poor Georgia - (and poor Typist too). I saw your last cmment, so I know thankfully everything's fine, but I'm still wishing her a speedy recovery!

Anny said...

Glad everything's well with GLP.. you get some sleep too. Its great to hear that she's snoring.

Berts Blog said...

Boy it is still January 30th here and I have just read the post and read all the comments.

I AM SO glad that you are back from the vet and everything is ok.

what a long long night for you.

We will check back in, in a little bet to see the update.

Love
Bert and My Vickie

What Remains Now said...

Oh boy, I was glad to read your last comment. Get some sleep and we'll look forward to the update...especially since we know Georgia is okay.

houndstooth said...

Oh no! Poor Georgia! I hope it's just tail sprain from wagging too much. Perhaps a day or two off work, relaxing at home will do the trick!

Bunny

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I'm so glad I got here late enough to see the news that GLP will live:) It's such a worry when they aren't right and it's outside office hours. Will keep an eye out for the update!

Elizabeth said...

I have no idea what time it is there in relation to your last comment, but whatever the case, I hope you both got a good nap and that Miss Little Pea is getting back to her normal self. I would have been up all night worried, too (as would most of us).

Will look for your update later.

(Hugs)

chandra said...

So glad the vet visit was helpful! Her symptoms sounded sort of similar to when Daley slipped a disk in his neck. He was hunched over and uncomfortable, couldn't settle. I thought he'd eaten some delicious garbage and was suffering for it.

Hope you're getting some snores in, too. Hugs to GLP.

-c at ddy.

Karen Friesecke said...

I was really worried when I read your post, but then breathed a sigh of relief when I saw your comment update. I'll be check up frequently to see what the diagnosis was. Thank goodness that all is okay!!!

bermtopia said...

Here's to better tails in the near future!

georgia little pea said...

Thank you so much for your presence, hugs and well wishes here today!

I was about to do an update when the internet connection went down. Will get back to it now and hope the connection stays up. Looks like a storm brewing.

Jan said...

Add our best wishes. If only puppies and babies could tell us what is wrong with them. I' ve lost so many nights sleep but almost all of them turned out to be happy endings.

Swati said...

All's well that end's well! Hope both of you had a good rest.