04 October, 2023

Update on Ruby’s eye surgery

 Well today miss Ruby had her surgery for the tumour on her eye lid. The thing actually popped a couple of days ago and I rang the vet to let them know. I was advised to bring her in today for them to check her out. So the vet told me that her tumour is on the lower rung of tumours but would quickly fill up with fluid again, so it would be better to operate today. 

All went very well and she is home resting. Oh, and with one of those Elizabethan collars and she is not amused one bit. She was drowsy when she came home but boy did she did ham it up as she started to get back to normal. Then there was the woe is me mummy, and she played me like a fiddle 🤣🤣 Mummy I can’t reach my food with this fang dangled collar on. But the moment daddy put some chicken on the floor she hoovered it up. I offered her, her food again and she played the woe is me act again. So daddy said give her more chicken, so I put it on top of her normal food and she hoovered it up and her wet food. 

Talk about spoiled, she has no problem eating when there is fresh chicken on offer. However to get her medication into her I have to bribe her with a doggy chocolate and then put the stuff in her eye while she is chomping on her chocolate button. The pain killer is liquid and fed by a syringe, it doesn’t taste very nice so she gets a doggy chocolate after that too. She also has to have artificial tears in her eye also to stop any irritation. She is not tolerant of of anything near her eyes so I have to bribe her with a treat for this too. 

Having to wear the Elizabethan collar for two weeks will not be pleasant for her, especially at bed time so I guess we will have two weeks of intermittent sleep all around. You should have seen her with her “get well soon“ treat. I forgot that she may have a problem trying to hold it to eat. However she did manage to pick it up and carry it through the house. She just can’t jump on the bed at present. So we have to pick her up.  

I have just discovered that I am allergic to her fur this week. I have never had a problem before but this week her fur against my skin results in a huge spotty rash that is so itchy. I have an 180mg Telfast tablet every morning and it won’t stop this rash. When I took Ruby  to the vet a few days ago for her consultation on her eye, I noticed a rash suddenly developing on my arms at the surgery and thought that’s odd. Today the same thing happened but also on one of my feet too. One thing crossed my mind was grass seed in her fur or forget me not seeds, but she wasn’t outside today and it has rained since last night non stop so I think it’s her fur that’s causing the problem. 

I didn’t think that I would have an allergic reaction to her fur as we have had other dogs long before Ruby was born and she is 11 years old now. I did have a reaction with our late cat Garfield’s fur and he had the softest baby fur. Garfield was a Persian tabby cross. His fur used to hurt my face and was itchy but I never had a rash from his fur. So this is something that I have only just developed. 

Peanut butter beef hide treat for being a brave little girl 🐶❤️

Miss Ruby in the bedroom going up to the window with her treat to hide it. To the left is a blanket box with her cover on it. She suns herself every afternoon on the blanket box. 

UPDATE: Well after a sleepless night, miss Ruby is a bit shirty today and has spent most of the day in bed or barking at the wind. She jumps off the bed with her usual vigor but is clearly not a happy camper with the collar on.

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