Kia (on the LEFT in this Kia + Chipper snappie) >>>
Kia had a boo-boo this evening and
has been rushed to the Emergency Dept
at Michigan State University
College Of Veterinary Medicine in East
She is OK / Stable ... but pretty 'sore'!
The Family (2 and 4-Leggers) were gathered for a BBQ (complete with
occasional RAIN) and all were havin Phunn ...
Kia, Brother Chipper, Cousin Shamus, and neighbor FurPup Jake were all
playing a rousing game of *chase me / catch me / TAG / You're IT when
all four dashed past a house window ... with only three returning.
Kia limped into view with BLOOD streaming from her nose.
First Aid applied, GranPaw Smith drafted to drive the Ambulance/bus -
with Miz Kimmy holding Kia in the back seat - they headed to MSU Vet
The ER Gang have stabilized Kia (the bleeding is stopped) and she's been
given a pre-op Blood Test and has been given some pain killing Morphine.
She's "in line" for a full facial X-Ray study ... the temporary holdup being that
the Small Animal ER is just *packed* with emergency cases - it's going to be an hour
before the X-Rays are done and read (~~9:00 pm EDT).
The PRELIMINARY diagnosis is that she somehow managed to
*Break her JAW* - how is unknown.
All four of the Pups were playing very nicely and running around at break-neck speeds -
Whatever happened happened in the blink of an eye - and only Kia seems to have been injured.
The other three had NO blood on them ... and none of them acted angry or upset.
Exactly WHAT is *broken* isn't known yet ... could be upper / lower jaw, nose, facial bones,
I'll get an uppie-date from Kimmy as soon as they know somethinng more.
For now -
a BIGG Batch of Pet Talk Prayers
are needed for Kia, Kimmy, and Andy!