Thursday, August 17, 2017

My Exciting Night at the Emergency Vet by Pocket Dog

Boy, did I have an exciting adventure last night.
Everything was calm.  I was sitting with my Daddy watching television.  Daddy said it was time to take us outside.  I jumped down and when I landed my throat hit my harness, and I began to cough and spit up.  My parents fussed over me, and within ten minutes I stopped.
Before bedtime, Daddy brushed my four teeth, and that set me off coughing and spitting up again.  My parents put me to bed hoping that I would stop but I didn’t.  I kept spitting up on the sheets.  Nothing could stop my coughing.  My parents decided to take me to the emergency vet.
I coughed while they were getting dressed.  I coughed when they put their shoes on.  I coughed when the brought me out to the car.  I got in the car, looked around, said “wow, I have never been in a car before,” and I stopped coughing.
It was cool to be in a car at night.  And we drove very fast.  We got to the vet’s, and my parents explained what happened.  Meanwhile, I am in Daddy’s arm looking at the vet tech as quiet as can be trying to convey to her that I had no idea what these crazy people we were talking about.
I was taken away from my nervous parents, who at this time were much more in need of a doctor’s care than I was, while they did a quick exam.  The doctor called my parents into a little room and said that they thought that I had injured my trachea which caused me to cough, but they wanted to take x-rays to be sure.
My parents wanted answers, and they agreed.  The vet laid me down on a table and took three pictures of me.  They then told my parents that they could see slight damage to the trachea on the x-rays, but it will improve, but also be a chronic problem for the rest of my life.
Foley had a collapsing trachea too, so my parents have lived with a dog with the condition.  My attacks are louder and scarier, but I tend to be louder and scarier than Foley anyway.
I want to thank Pokey’s Mom Laura Lunn for getting the word out about my condition and asking for prayers on Facebook, to Reese’s Dad Pedro for keeping my nervous parents busy on Facebook Messenger and for, as always, showing great support, and for the Triple T’s Mom Linda for asking for prayers for me on TB.
I am resting today.  I have had a few attacks this morning which will continue while my trachea heals.  My parents are supposed to keep me calm.  Good luck with that.  I wish I could keep them calm.
Thank you for all the good thoughts and prayers.
Outside of the coughing and spitting up it was quite the night.


  1. Oh my goodness, we are sending prayers for you little sweetie, and of course for your parents, so glad you are doing better. stella rose

  2. We hope your trachea problems get solved and you don't scare your parents too much... glad that have experience with it.

  3. Sending healing thoughts and prayers to you, little fearless one.

    Abby Lab

  4. You poor thing. We feel a bit better that your pawrents know what to do. We're sending POTP and healing vibes.

  5. Oh my friend, I am so sorry you are going through this. Purrs and prayers from all of us here.

  6. That must have been so scary for your parents, Pocket. We are sorry you have injured your trachea. All paws crossed that you will heal well and quickly and have no lasting effect.

    Hugs and Woos - Lightning and Misty

  7. Don't know how I missed this Pocket but very happy to hear that U R on the mend. U R just a little one so try and calm down and don't be so athletic so as to not hurt UR self anymore. Sometimes news up here at the Bridge moves a little slow. Love to you, Reba.

  8. Oh my Goodness Pocket! Glad that your pawrents got you to the dogtor and we have our pug paws crossed that you heal and get better quickly
    Hazel & Mabel

  9. OH NOES! I am glads you are doin' betters, and I will send you all the POTP and healin' vibes I can muster!! {{{hugs}}} to your Peeps, cause I knows the peeps can worry tons.
    Ruby ♥

  10. hugs and potp to you... I hope efurrything heals up as fast as lightning... and I also send lots of healing kisses to you...

  11. We hope you feel better real soon!


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