I got a call about 7:15 this morning that we could come and get Payton and bring her home. This largely was based on the fact that both Mark and I are off work for the next couple of days. We will be able to keep a really close eye on her and she will not be left alone. She is on pain meds so she is really lethargic. I fed her some canned food, the same she has had the last couple of days at the vet, and mixed in her pain meds right when we got home. Payton is currently resting comfortably in her crate with her favorite blanket. I was going to take a picture to post but she doesn't like having a camera pointed at her when she is trying to rest.
She has a few superficial wounds on her leg and shoulder that required staples. The vet tech said that she was totally relaxed when they were putting the staples in and she was wagging her tail the whole time. This tech was great! She was the first to respond at the emergency vet with a gurney and rushed her off to be treated. She got Payton on an IV and was treating her shock. She told me this morning that Payton was so sweet the whole time and she was really focused on getting Payton back to us. We are thankful to her and the whole staff at ACCES 24 hour critical care. They treated Payton with professionalism and compassion. They also are aware of the bond between pets and their family and are sympathetic to owners emotional states. I watched them deal with a lot of families bringing their loved ones in on Saturday night.
This situation made me glad that I had an emergency plan in the event of one of our dogs needing to be rushed to the vets office on an evening or weekend. Our regular vet is less than 5 minutes away. This emergency vet was about 12 -15 minutes away. It is the closest one to our house. I had their number in my cell phone and called them to let them know we were on our way. It happens to be my first contact because it's a #, 24 hour ACCES.
Everyone should know where their nearest emergency vet is and have their number handy.
So Payton won't be able to play for a while. We figure she was always the instigator so hopefully she'll take it easy on her own. We'll be watching every minute she's not resting in her crate to make sure no one is getting frisky.
I'll keep you updated on her progress. Thanks to our friends and family sending us your love and support. You helped through a tough experience!