Saturday, February 16, 2008

Day 3; Mt. Hairy Hospital

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!!!!!



Noah the Airedale said...

Cripes, accidents are bound to happen on ski weekends but so many....we must be an unlucky lot!!
Hope everyone that got hurt is doing ok.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Lorenza said...

We are having great fun in spite of all those accidents!
I guess we need more practice with our skiing skills!
Kisses and hugs

Koobuss said...

Oh boy,

I knew something like this was going to happen as soon as I saw all the guys go up the mountain together. Boys will be boys, except for GirGirl.

At least all the injured received excellent care at Mount Hairy Hospital. You just can't say enough about the facilities here.

Thank You for the very thorough report. It sounds as though everyone will be fine, if they follow doctor's orders. (Yeah, right!)

Good job!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

pee ess Boy, that Asta Marie is sure on the ball.

Patience-please said...

Good thing we have such excellent nursing care available!!! Lacie to the rescue!

wags from the uninjured whippets

Maya and Kena said...

So many injuries! But at least they'll be ok soon!
And yes, we had a pawsome weekend at the pawty too!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Faya said...

Oïe, Aïe, ouch....
Kisses, Faya

Jackson said...

Blimey us terriers (and hamsterriers) certainly seem accident prone, don't we? Was fun though, wasn't it! J x

Maggie & Mitch said...

My nose is swollen and I look like Bozo but I wouldn't trade this weekend for anything! We sure did have a blast!

Yer friend,

Blue said...

Hi there!

What a week-end!
You're really getting lots of practice for your nursing skills.

Ski school maybe needed before next trip. I was amazed I was up right, when ski-ing on Asta's photo!

Just in case my new blog image, the blue door, shown when I now make 'Comments' doesn't raise your curiosity, I'd better let you know formally, I'm back blogging as I missed you all. Have a fresh home!

Best wishes, pats & pets

Mango said...

Yikes! Mt. Hairy sounds like a dangerous place. You call that fun? Sigh, terriers...


Daisy said...

Yikes, that's a lotta bad accidents. But it sounds like everybody is on the mend now.

Butchy & Snickers said...

Oh Lacie,
You are the bestest nursie (besides my Mama), hehehehehe. Maybe I Butchy should just stay here for a few more days. We're getting a snowstorm & blizzard at home today & I really don't want to go there. It's much warmer here. Us guys can play poker to pass the time. Whadda ya think??
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers
PS Snickers can go home with Gussie to AZ!!!

Joe Stains said...

I am so so glad I spent most of my time in the lodge and the casino, its so much safer there!!! We hope all dogs are healing well!

Lenny said...

Thank goodness for that pet insurance...I'm not sure my mom will let me go to the next party if it as much fun as this one was!

Your friend, Limping Lenny

Agatha and Archie said...

Well Arch is THRILLED he has so many companions now.....POKER EVERYONE....PL2 was a titch annoyed when she saw him on skis but I explained that he wasn't really skiing it just looked like he was.Love A+A Ah,did you happen to find the flask in all the melee????

Kirby said...

Oh my! Mom is quite happy that I didn't go after seeing the injury report. I hope everyone heals really fast!!

Your pal,

Pacco de Mongrel said...

ooopss...hope all the patient will be discharge from the hospital soon...

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

So injuries get you extended party time?

Bussie Kissies

Asta said...

Scruffy ,Lacie,babyStan..I hope evewyone is making full wecovewies..Stanley is fine, we monitowed him, and the west seem to be milking the injoowies just so they can stay and play pokew, heheh..what a fun time we all had!
smoochie kisses

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Good thing AmberMae found me. My teefies look pawsome now after the free tooth trimming.

~ Girl girl

Penny & Poppy said...

It's a good thing that injuries equal extra treats! You're doing a great job of nursing, Lacie! They'll all be back on their paws in no time!

Poppy & Penny

Amber-Mae said...

I'm glad to have located GG in time. Good thing my nose was functioning then! Phew!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maya and Kena said...

Hi guys!
Yes, we had a great time with you at the pawty!!
Hope everyone's boo boos heal quickly!!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Jan said...

Ouch! What a lot of injuries for such a fun trip. We're glad everyone survived.

jans funny farm

Huskee Boy said...

Despite all those minor accidents, I am sure you had a wonderful time! I had to stop myself from laughing when you said that the doc had to check on Stan's 'mental status' every 2 hours.. Hehehehe...