Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My Poor Leroy

My poor Leroy is sick...not the really bad news kind of sick but still sick nonetheless.

Yesterday we noticed that he was having a hard time going to the bathroom...he is usually quite regular...and was spending a lot of time licking his little bum. When I picked him up to look I noticed that we was really swollen and red on one side. So, we called the vet right away and they got him in.

The uber vet we have took one look at his little bum and said he needed to have his glands drained. Which he did - oh this is so not pretty - and it seemed to be better. However, as the night progressed we noticed that his licking was intensifying again and when we looked we could see that the area had swollen to about 3 times what it should be and he had a weird little bruisey-looking thing appearing.

I spent all night trying to stop him from licking and first thing this morning I called the vet to get him back in. The vet told us to come in immediately!!! He said that he had an infection in this area and it was very close to abscessing. He was going to have to open the area and leave a hole so the infection could drain.

This all happened so quickly and I usually have to prepare myself for weeks before we take our pets in for any kind of surgery so I was very upset!! Leroy looked shell shocked when the vet tech took him from me too.

We picked him up at 2 today and he is not very happy. His wound is quite big (I won't gross you out with photos) and it is oozing goo! We have to keep in a kennel for a few days so the other furry kids don't try to lick his wound for him.

I hate when my animals are sick - it literally makes me sick with fear that they will die - I can't even begin to imagine how I will be with kids.

He is resting now and we need to watch his wound to make sure it doesn't get infected...poor little Leroy! He is so tiny and we hate to see him in pain :(


Ricki said...

Awww, poor little guy!!! Give him a kiss from Abby and Cassy!
Hope he gets better soon!

Tanya said...

Oh that is awful! Poor little thing!!

Shannon & Dan said...

Poor little guy! I hope he starts to feel better soon. And you too! Try not to worry too much. Easier said than done though.


Rhonda & Kristin said...

Leroy Brown we hope you feel better soon!

Your friends,
Ruban & Ryder
and their mom Rhonda

CinnamonOpus said...

Oh poor little fellow! I hope he's feeling better soon. For his sake as well as yours -- it's so hard when your little pals are sick or in pain, and you feel so helpless! If only they could speak English for, like, 5 minutes! Then you could reassure them, and find out what's wrong, and give them instructions...

lovesmukiwa said...

stress over sick pets is the worst.
our thoughts are with you :)

Ranavan said...

Leroy sends his love and lots of kisses to everyone for their concern...he is feeling much better today and his giant wound is starting to heal :)

Dianne said...

poor little guy. it's so hard to see our pets sick! glad to hear he's on the mend.

Sebrina said...

I hope he is feeling better soon!

haze said...

I'm glad he's feeling better and on the mend. I've heard DIS.GUS.TING things 'the glands' and I'm so sorry Leroy developed an infection too boot.