Yesterday Sara was outside doing her thing, bringing sticks to anyone who will toss them and then bringing them back – over and over. Unfortunately as she was sprinting to retrieve a stick she over ran it and it jammed into her mouth and lodged in her throat. By the time we got to her she had dislodged the stick herself but it was covered in blood.
Last night she slept under the bed and barely moved so we took her to the Emergency Vet this afternoon. Sara seemed to get a little better over the course of the morning but I noticed she was dripping blood from her hind end – not good.
The Vet was wonderful. She examined Sara and checked her throat, I was surprised Sara opened her mouth. It seems that the stick wound was beginning to heal but the blood was another unrelated issue. We were fortunate to have brought her in. Sara was diagnosed with Enteritis, a digestive system issue that causes bloody stool. So after paying a reasonable fee and picking up her medication we took Sara home and gave her some hard boiled eggs (with her meds inside).
They seemed to be working (one was a pain killer) as after a short while she was outside keeping an eye one her goats and sheep. I don’t know how we would manage this place without her, that was too close of a call.