Lacie here. Not to panic....(I'm certainly not!)...Scruffy will be fine. He actually did OK landing on those rocks on his head as shown in out last post.
However, he was foolin' around on the chairlift and um...fell off of it from a rather astounding height. The surgeon said he was lucky there was so much snow under him or it coulda been worse! He also said Scruffy's blood alchohol level was elevated and found a certain flask in his pocket...empty.
Other injury reports:
Stanley: mild concussion from his use of the "no-look, no-ski" technique...treated in ER and released. The ER doc said that he needs to be awakened every 2 hours tonight to check his pupils and his mental status. (Am I allowed to giggle here...Stan's mental status???) Anyway, Asta AND Ruby are going to stay with him tonight. Hmm.
Lenny: high ankle sprain (didn't know dawgs had ankles...but have you ever seen the length of Lenny's legs??? They're high alright!) He's on crutches for 6-8 weeks with a lot of therapy needed. He needed the extra tall crutches dispensed. Cost more $$.
Mitch: Injured Dale Snoot. He seems to have hit a tree sideways and smacked his nose on it. Ouchie.....! Treatment is a large ice bag applied to the affected area for 20 minutes 4 times a day. Never apply ice directly to the skin.
Butchy: Fell off red sled; has a possible rotator cuff tear in his right shoulder. Discharged with arm in sling....needs to see surgeon when gets home after swelling goes down. Will require physical therapy several times/week.
Dewey: seems to have fallen off side of mountain. Scruffy swears he didn't push him as he was already admitted to the ER prior to Dewey's fall from er grace. He has extensive lacerations that required stitches, multiple abrasions, some fur loss, and for some reason inablility to void. Like pee. So he's going home with a foley catheter. Has to see a urologist promptly when returning to Pittsburgh. Mumsie knows some good ones.
GirlGirl: Sustained fall from chairlift into deep snow. NONE of the terriers could find her. Thankfully, Amber-Mae was able to locate her before she froze! Unhurt, but presented in ER with hypothermia. Needed warming blankets, heated IV fluids etc etc. to get her temp. up to normal. Got a free tooth trimming while there.
The question of pet insurance was brought up for this group.
Asta Marie (having a degree in gambling and business) set up a table outside of Mt. Hairy's ER and conveniently sold insurance to ALLDOGS and hammies needin' it on the way in.
So there ya have it...what a weekend.
I'm nursing tonight. Archie, Dewey, Butchy and Scruffy all laid out in a row by the fire in Mt. Hairy Lodge. They've already requested poker chips and cards.
Thanks to KOOBIE for being the hostess with the mostest! We had the best weekend ever!!!!!