Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Bit Frazzled here on my hill.....

Hello Everybuddy.... I was right in the middle of doing the Previous Post... when we suddenly discovered that Ernie had a MAJOR Problem..
I was so shaken up that I just went ahead and published the other post and started ALL of this FRESH...
Ernie started to have Swelling around his BUMP Ectomy incision... on Wed. Evening. I started putting Warm Wet Compresses on the area about every 6 hours. By Thurs. morning we decided to have it checked beclaws it looked the SAME... the Vet said that there WAS infection.. probably due to the Inside.. Stitches which were the type that should dissolve ... Ernie was given and Antibiotic for the infection.. And that the compresses were a great idea and to continue those... And we were still set up to go TODAY (Sat.) to have the stitches taken out. OK... we get home and all is Fine until 9:30 on Friday Night when the incision started spewing out Infection. We got that all cleaned up and he seemed to be FINE.. This morning we went to the Vet to have the stitches out... Done.. Everythingy looked Terrific. Again he said continue the compresses.. just to be sure.. OK... Home from the Vet... Ernie is doing terrific... We did a compress at 2:00... all FINE and DANDY... Took the boys Out to potty and to help Feed the Birds... all fine and Dandy... at 2:55.. Ernie began licking his incision site.. we Checked it and OH MY GOD... there was a HOLE the size of a DIME that went IN about .. well it looked like it went 1/2 an inch, butt I think that was a combination of FEAR and SHOCK on my part. As I improvised a Bandage that would go around his ribcage and hold a gauze pad in place... I was calling Dr. Hustey. It is a 45 min. Drive to the office from here.. We made it in 40.. and Ernie was in surgery 10 mins. later. He now has a DRAIN and all new stitches.
Dr. Hustey feels that the entire problem was caused from the inside stitches that simply did not agree with Ernie's System... for Some reason.
I feel soooooo sorry for the little guy. Dr. Hustey let us be with Ernie as he was starting to wake up.. Poor little thing. He could hardly even open his eyes yet and was trying to kiss me.
He is sleeping on one of my sweatshirts. It is where he Wanted to go. Dr. Hustey said to continue the compresses and he gave Ernie some Pain pills . He will get one about 10 tonight... IF I feel the effects of the anesthesia have worn completely off.
We will take him on Wed. to have the Drain removed.. but NOT the stitches. Those will have to stay for Several more days.
I just pray that nothing MORE happens to Sweet Little Ernie. He has had ENOUGH for a LONG While.
Ernie is such a loving and trusting soul. I feel like the meanest woman in the world. I just wanted that BUMP out of there... Who would have thought that all of THIS would have come about.
Lana

62 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Ouch! Poor Ernie. He's been through a lot recently. Sending pawhugs for him - and for you.

rottrover said...

Oh Ernie!! Poor you!! Our paws are crossed for your speedy recovery. We bet you'll be up playing with Frankie by tomorrow afternoon. Give your mom a hug from us. We think she was furry scared!!

-Bart and Ruby

Ronnii, Uji & Izzy ( & Momma Tea ) said...

OMD dis is most distressin fur yoo, Ernie & Frankie. Butts Ernie is a tuff little fella n hims will bee fine wee promises. Mee ( Uji who is typin ) hads a reakshun to dem inside sewins n dem givs mee rashes on da tops ovs mi skin so mee knows how difficults dems can bee. DML send her hoojest sympafies too cos hers is allerikal to steristips n dem used dem on her C- lady bump surjery... nots good.

Frankie wills wotch over Ernie as wee knows all ovs yoo will butts wee is all sendin hims veri strong healin vibes n pawsitive forts an will keeps yoo all in our prayers.
Now Frankie our dear furiend try nots too worry too much cos little Ernie will picks up on dat n him may fret, so try n keeps fing pawsitive round hims okays . Wee is sendin yoo n Ernie BIG BIG {{{{HUGS}}}}.

Luv
Uji, Izzy, Ronnii & DML
xxx xxx xxx xxx

Nola said...

Oh no!!! Please let little Ernie be ok. Paws crossed
Love
Dachshund Nola

sprinkles said...

Oh My Dogness, that poor little guy! He sure has gone through the wringer lately, hasn't he?

My boys have their paws crossed that he'll Ernie will be ok and we'll all keep him in our prayers.

Team Beaglebratz said...

Oh no - poor little Ernie an'poor mom who we bet wuz furry much worried. We Beaglebratz r sendin'a HOOGE batch of healin'vibez an'prayerz. butt like the otherz, Ernie will probably b up an'playin'with Mayor Frankie.
Shiloh'n Shasta

PS from mom - I told my sis about who Ernie is - she said you could have named him Little Smokey. Frankie Furter and Little Smokey (like the little links)

harrispen said...

Wow! That sounds like quite an adventure. You are lucky that your vet was able to get Ernie in so quickly. I hope little Ernie feels better soon.

Cindy

Tucker said...

Oh know poor little Ernie. He's lucky you were watching him so closely, it could have been a lot worse if that licking kept up. When I had my tutoring I did not have stitches on the outside at alls. Our vet used some form of adhesive glue. I took antibiotics but my "missing parts" still filled wif fluid some - it was very important for me to stay calm for a couple of days. I sure hope Ernie is feeling better soon. Frankie take good care of the little guy.

woof - Tucker

Finn said...

Oh my goodness, and I was thinking it was just a little infection. I hope our little friend is feeling better. Frankie, you take of our lil' guy!!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Holy Moly....in fek shuns just plain stink....DOES ERNIE NEED A NURSING STUDENT?? I would be glad to volunteer and I'm sure Asta would come from BOODA PEST in a heartbead...

We will be keeping the little guy in our thoughts and prayers...hang in there!!!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanny

scotsmad said...

Don't beat yourself up. We're sure Ernie will be fine. He's certainly getting the BEST care.

We're just sorry for the poor little fellow. Sending our most powerful healing vibes to all of you.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

~Shelle said...

Many many hugs for you and the rest of the family owned by Frankie and Ernie.
Hope this is the end of the bad stuff and that you're on the road to recovery, Ernie.

Love, Shelle, Milo and Dixie

Rubie said...

Lana - these are things that happen with our animals...he'll be just fine - you'll see.

Rubie's mum xxx

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Poor Ernie, you did the right thing having the bump removed. Better to be safe and have it gone then leave it and discover it was something bad that needed to be removed later. We are sending healing purrs to Ernie and comforting purrs to everyone as having a sick family member is very stressful for the whole family.

Pibble said...

Oh, Ernie! You've had a nasty ride for such a young guy! Get well really soon - we want you back to your happy, healthy self, which we know you will be, soon!! {gentle hugs} and lots of kisses!

Berts Blog said...

Oh my goodness, Poor little Ernie. I am going to keep him in my prayers and also for you cause you sound like you could use a little shared love too.

Tell little Ernie we send our love.

Bert and My Vickie

The Life of Riley said...

Our thoughts are with you and Ernie. We have our paws crossed he'll make a quick recovery as we know how worrying these things are to our humans.

Love and woofs,
Riley and Enzo

Lovable Lily said...

Oh Lana, Frankie & Ernie,
We are so sorry to hear about Ernie and his new boo-boo! We will be saying our mega prayers for him (and you) tonight. The poor little man... He will get through it and be just fine. 'Cause you just know our doxie prayers are coming your way right now and us doxie's have that magic power. Give Ernie big hug's and kisses from us.

Hugs,
Lily Belle, Muffin & Mommy Kim

HoundDogMom said...

Oh, Frankie....We are so very sorry to hear this sad news about little Ernie. It sounds like you did every correctly and got him to the vetman in plenty of time. We will send some drool and keep our paws crossed for some quick healing. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Mr. Pip said...

Oh poor Ernie! I am sure he will be fine, but I know how scary this must be for you ...he will be fine!

Now, you know I don't always blog on the weekend, but something told me I should pop on for a few minutes ...so glad I did so that I can keep the little guy in my thoughts and prayers.

Your pal, Pip

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We wondered what was up with that post that ended so abruptly. We are so sorry about little Ernie. Did they use the same kind of stitches for his neutering? We sure hope the rest of the weekend stays calm and the little guy heals well. Give him some hugs from us.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

littlemissjackie said...

Oh dear, we just read this about poor little Mr. Puppy Ernie, what a lot to go through! We're praying that his owie will get all better super quick! Hugs and smoochy-faces to all of you!

Luvs,

Jackie

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Paws khrossed here in PAWSylvania -

I vote we let a khat steal the infekhtion and goopy stuff -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Maybe woo need a voodoo snowkhreature to vent on fur poor Ernie!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh My Word we would have had a fit. Poor baby Ernie. Hope he is finally on the road to recovery.
Benny & Lily

Jo's World said...

We are sending peeple, dog and cat hugs to Baby Ernie tonight. What a bummer, but we feel like he will be fine with all the good care he is getting.

10 Crossed Paws from here,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Shawn said...

Poor little Ernie,
We hope you are feeling much better and are getting some rest.
Sending purrayers, Wirey hugs and prayers from Mommy!

Chloe, Cecil, Winston
And Mommy (Shawn) too!

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

we gots all our paws crossed, the kitties too! Power of the Paw to Ernie..
your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're so sorry to hear about Ernie's set-back, but it sounds like you caught it quick as could be and did all the right things. We're keeping our paws crossed tight for Ernie's speedy recovery. It sounds to us like he was gonna abscess whether you did the surgery or not, since the internal infection was there and growing, so it's probably better for him that it's finally been taken care of.

Jed & Abby

Bassetmomma said...

Oh poor Ernie! My heart goes out to the little guy! Thank goodness you got him back in to the vet. It must have been so scary! Hope he gets better real soon!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh My Gosh, poor darling Little Ernie. We are sending all our hugs and healing slobber your way for him to get better. That must have been frightening for you all. He will feel much better now he has had surgery and on the good antibiotics. With all the love he is surrounded by we are pawsitive he will be just grrreat. Smoochies to you all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are sending you lots of AireZen, Ernie.

Love ya lots,
Mitch and angel Maggie

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh dear poor little Ernie, having to go through all that. We have fingers an paws crossed that all will go well from now on, dear chap.
Toodle pip!
Bertie (and Gail) .

Max the Quilt Cat said...

OH OH... we don't like hearing that you are blaming yourself and calling yourself mean. We are telling you to stop that right now, cuz we know what good care you take with Frankie and Ernie..... So just be glad you are such a good mom cuz you got him to the vet and he took care of fixing up the problem.

Sending you, Frankie and Ernie all sorts of wonderful purrs to make all of you feel better.

We'll be checking in on you.

take care.

pawhugs, Max, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

Schnauzer Days said...

Oh no - we dropped by to catch up on your news and are devestated to read the little Ernie is so poorly. We are sending huge healing Schnuzer vibes across the miles to you and thinking of you all lots today, big hugs little fella, Dex and Lou xxxx

Sharron de Mol said...

Oh dear my friend Izzy told me about this, all hands and paws together her for little Ernie, get well soon, me & Gucci the Pug are sending good healing vibes! xox

jodistone said...

Oh gosh, I'm sorry to hear all of this, I can imagine how worried you were. I am praying that Ernie is on his way to a full recovery with no further complications. Thankfully it seems like you did all the right things, which is a blessing.

Ruby and Penny said...

Poor little Ernie.
We hope everything is ok today.
This happened to Ruby too. She got an infection from her inside stitches too and had to have medicine, but not another surgery.
Our cat Chester's bobblectomy opened up too. A tube was hanging out and it was gross. He did have to have surgery again.
Kisses to little Ernie & you too.
Love ya
Ruby & Penny

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh NO!!! Sending Lots of Golden Prayers that it will be all fine. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

3 doxies said...

OMG...OMG...I just seen dis!!! I am just beside myself.
Thank gawd it was taken care of really quick and ya'll was always looking to check. It could has been worse.
He'll be good as new cuz he's a doxie and we is stubborn!
Hugs to Little Ernie and your peeps!

Puddles

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Poor little Ernie. Sorry you had this happen to you. Frankie must be frantic. Tell your Mom not to blame herself.

With Love....the Mommy

Minna Krebs said...

Ohmygoodness.......I just heard about poor lil Ernie over at Sarge's place!

Poor Ernie. Poor Frankie. Poor Frankie's mom!!! Now, don't be thinking you are a mean or bad mom! You were doing everything you could....butt most important, you were paying attention to things, and noticed with the quickness that something was amiss!

Hope everyone is doing better today!

Love and hugs,

Mango said...

WTF? Aliens must have gotten inside with that surgery. Poor Ernie. Now he has tubes draining his insides out? OMG! I sure hope that this gets better soon. All paws crossed at the Mango estate.

Slobbers,
Mango

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello frankie its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry to heer abowt ernies troubles but it wil be ok!!! it is gud to git bumps owt do not feel bad abowt having it remoovd!!! ok bye

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh bless little Ernie please get well soon and I hope all the yuckies heals and you will soon be back tip top.. HUgs GJ xx

Barbara said...

Oh poor Ernie!! We are sending the power of the paw for the little guy!!

Stewey said...

Awwww - poor little Ernie! My paws are crossed for this infection to clear up soon!
Stewey

Jazzi said...

Poor Ernie, We are sending lots of scottie and bulldog vibes to ya fur some fast healing. Frankie, take good care of the little guy!!

wags
Jazzi and Addy

Bunk said...

Poor little Ernie. I hope he gets better soon and never has to go through as of this again.

Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek said...

Poor Ernie! Good thing your Mama was checking his incision out well. Hope he is better and running around in no time.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

Corbin said...

Hey buddy, thanks for all your healing vibes. Ernie and I should recover together in some tropical place! Hope he's feeling better!
-Corbin

mayziegal said...

Oh, no. Poor Ernie! Gosh, I know that's no fun for him and you all must be worried sick abouts him. Please know that EVERYBUDDY at my house is thinking abouts Ernie and sending him pawerful healing vibes. I sure hope he's back to his regular Ernie-self real soon.

Concerned wiggles & wags,
Mayzie

Sweet William The Scot said...

Oh Puppy Ernie we sure do hope everything be fine soon. It is sad that you are under the weather. We pray that you be better really really fast.
Sweet William The Scot

Shane Kent Louis said...

Hi Dear Ernie, how are you today, I hope that your fine and were still sending you our prayers, take care always Ernie :)



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Roo said...

Goodness! Poor lil Ernie! :( And poor family too! What a nightmare! Sending our most healing wellness vibes to Ernie and many hugs of support to all of you!

The Roo Family

Jess and Glacier said...

Oh, poor little baby. He sounds like a tough little man. Thinking about you and all of your family members. *hug*

KB said...

Poor Ernie. It all sounds very scary. I hope that he feels better today and that his incision starts to heal. Hugs for the pups.

Douglas said...

Oh Ernie! I have all my paws crossed for you, and so do my kittie siblings! I hope you feel better real soon. Frankie needs you to keep him on his toes!

Rooooo!
Douglas

PeeS...Miss Lana, Mommy said she knows just how you feel about trying to help your babies. You are a good Mommy and just know that Frankie and Ernie love you!

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Please don't beat yourself up, this could've happened to anydog. We're hoping that the little guy is okay today!

Healing Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy, Lilibell and the Mom

George The Lad said...

Heck Frankie that was a worry, gald it all seams ok now.
So hugs on the way for Ernie poor thing.
Hugs to you and your mom to.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

The Heartbeats said...

OMD!! There is a hole in your doxie!! So scary! Hope he feels better real soon!

Wiggles,
Calhoun

bichonpawz said...

We are sending our prayers and hugs...to the whole family!!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Zona said...

I'm just catching up on your posts... thankfully I read an update on Sarge's blog before coming over here or my mom would have been freaking out reading from the older posts to the newer posts. I'm SOOOOO glad Ernie is doing better. I know it's because you take such great care of him. And your two leggers probably help you out a bit too. Hehee..

Relieved wags,
Zona