Friday, August 28, 2009

Day 4 - This heat is affecting all of us!!

Today I got scared! A friend of mine was visiting and we were watching the Ranger game. I got thirsty so decided to get up and get a drink. Thank goodness I did cause when I went to the kitchen and looked out the window, I saw my 8yr old shepherd Venus acting real weird in the middle of the yard. She was lying down but at the same time it looked like she was struggling to get up. I ran outside only to find her mouth all bloody and shaking like she couldn't catch her breath. I yelled out for my friend to come and help me. When he came out, he pulled her to the shade and we started hosing her down with water. My poor dog was having some sort of heat stroke. The heat has been so awful lately!

My friend held her up and started rubbing her chest as he kept wetting her. By that time, I had already gotten the other hose on her and was wetting her as much as possible. It took awhile, but little by little she started catching her breath. Well as I was wetting her head and mouth, I realized that the blood that I saw was from her biting her tongue. That gave me some relief because at least she wasn't bleeding internally. So after about 20 minutes of constantly wetting her, she finally got up and started to walk around. I had already called the vet and they told me that I was doing the best thing for her and to just keep an eye on her from time to time. Which is what my dad and myself did.

I'm so thankful for my friend Matt and all his help in making sure my dog was well. There was no hesitation from him at all in helping me help my dog. Poor Matt looked awful after everything was over. He was all dirty and muddy from head to toe.

So I'd like to say thank you Matt. You truly are a wonderful friend. Both Venus and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts! :)

Internet was down last night! Had to post today! Haha!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear that Matt was there for you & Venus in your time of need. Im so sorry she had to go thru this tho, thats a very scary thing. I know if i had been alone in a situation like that i would have been terrified and not known what to do. Thank goodness for the friends in our lives! :) Thank u Matt from another pet lover! :)