Thursday, May 6, 2010

Snout Update

Paranoid about a foxtail burrowing into Kona's organs, I turned off my emotions and marched Kona into the vet's office this morning. The vet was surprised to see us and asked if Kona had been sneezing again.

I told him she hadn't, but was worried about something being stuck, causing infection, making its way to her brain, etc. He kindly let me know that I had probably misunderstood him yesterday and that (although he was willing to go ahead with the procedure) he wasn't concerned unless the sneezing started again. I guess his 95% rate had to do with dogs showing persistent symptoms.

Kona's vet is great, but he sticks with strict facts and options when we see him. It's never advise or recommendations (smart professionally, I suppose). I think this time around I got confused with his options/possibilities list. Mixed with the stomach turning effect that the vet has on me, I couldn't read through the lines that Kona's probably fine. So the course of action: keep an eye on her...

So I feel better, and will feel really better after a few weeks have past without any funny snout business.

Thanks for the well wishes! I'm off for a catnap to make up for last night's worried sleep. Kona is keeping a suspicious eye on me from behind the coffee table. I tried to tell her we weren't going back to the vets. Maybe a nice frozen kong will help her to believe me.

5 comments:

Sara said...

That's great news! Hope you had a good nap.

Kathy said...

yippie, glad you did not have to put her under, and glad you know that you are doing the right thing. I still hate foxtails!!!

LauraK said...

I'm so glad that Kona is ok. I'm sure your pocketbook is happy too :) Way to go with your gut though and do what YOU thought was right for your girl. Looking forward to more posts about running those trails and not foxtails making their way to her brain haha :) I'm sure you're so relieved!

Barb said...

Good news about Kona - don't you wish they could talk? Hopefully the foxtail was sneezed out and she'll have no more problem.

Priscilla said...

Phew. I'm so glad she doesn't need operations, etc. That's great news!