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Thread: Kia - Kimmy & Andy's FurPup - INJURED & Treated - Prayers Answered 4/25/09

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    Kia - Kimmy & Andy's FurPup - INJURED & Treated - Prayers Answered 4/25/09

    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
    Lansing, Michigan.

    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!
    Last edited by Cinder & Smoke; 04-26-2009 at 01:10 PM.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Glenside, pa
    Holy Crap! I nearly fainted when I saw this, Phred! Poor Kia, our precious blue eyed girl. A gazillion prayers for Kia and Kimmie and Andy. They must be beside themselves. I'll be anxiously waiting for an update. I'm so shocked, I'm stunned and terribly worried!

    I've been Boooo'd!

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Oh my goodness! I just checked in real quick before leaving the house. So I will be thinking of Kia and Kimmy. I hope everything will be all fixed up soon and poor Kia is back on the mend. I will check in as soon as I get home to see if there is an update.
    Our goal in life should be - to be as good a person as our dog thinks we are.

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    GOOD NEWS!! ~~~ Kia is (almost) FIXED!!


    Somebody musta *Prayed* really FAST!!

    Kia is (almost) *FIXED* - or as *fixed* as she can be tonight ...

    X-Rays showed a Hairline Crack / break in her Upper Jaw - just behind the big K9 tooth.

    There was a Surgeon called in for another patient, and he studied Kia's x-rays ---
    said there was NOTHINNG that could be done surgically that wouldn't just make
    things worse. So she's to be on SOFT Foods for three weeks or so and
    *NO* Ruff~Housing allowed.

    She'll have antibiotics and pain pills to slow her down a bit;
    then some TIME will let the jaw heal itself.

    They will pull the just installed catheter and start to *wake her up* from
    being anesthetized for the x-rays.
    She's headed for HOME as soon as she can *walk* out of the ER Department on her own.

    THANKS, God!!

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    Join Date
    May 2001
    Phred, THANK YOU so much for posting this, and keeping us updated, you are AWESOME!

    I'm so relieved/glad that our own sweet Kia is going to be okay! Lots and lots of prayers & on the way for a pain-free, speedy recovery for miss Kia!!

    Kaitlyn (the human)
    Sadie & Rita (Forever in Our Hearts) (the Labbies)

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    Mar 2002
    Santa Clara, CA
    I'm so sorry to hear that this has happened but I'm glad to hear that it's not as bad as first thought and that she won't need surgery and that she'll be able to go home soon. I'll continue to keep Kia in my thoughts and prayers. Get well soon Kia.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.

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    RB Pepper 3/17/97- 2/3/03 RIP Sweet Pepper
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    Jun 2000
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Oh, goodness, poor Kia! Soft foods and even worse - No rough housing? You have my sympathy, pretty girl!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Aug 2004
    Alberta, Canada
    *WHEW* SO glad she will be ok!
    "To begin, begin." ~William Wordsworth

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    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Florida, USA
    What a scary situation this is. I am so glad Kia will be ok. We never know what to expect. Thoughts and prayers going out. Great job to those that got her transported, held, and fixed so quickly. Hugs to all!!

    I've been Boo'd...
    Thanks Barry!

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    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Aquidneck Island
    Oh my! Well it sounds like it could have been a whole lot worse, thank God it wasn't. Keeping paws crossed, sending sibe vibes & pawrayers for Miss Kia!

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    Wow how scary! I am so glad she's okay and has a speedy recovery.
    (((hugs to you all & Kia)))
    Krista- owned by Rudy, Dixie, Miagi & Angel

    Rocky, Jenny, Ginger Buster & Tiger .. forever loved & always in my heart..

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    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Phew!!!!! Glad to read the happy uppy-date.
    Thanks Phred for keeping us updated.

    {{{hugs}} to Kym, Andy and Chipper.
    {{{{gentle hugs and kissed}}}}} to Kia ...
    "No dog is born either vicious or friendly, but rather a blank slate that is moulded, for better or worse, by the owner."

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    Finally home. Thank you all for the prayers.

    Kia was officially discharged at 10 p.m. and I had to take my dad home so we spent a few hours there winding down.

    Kia ate her dinner and took her meds like a champ. She's on Tramadol for pain and Clavamox as a preventative against infection in her nasal cavity.

    Official discharge form said:

    On presentation Kia was bright and alert. A small amount of brusing was noted on her mucuous membranes located at the level of her left maxillary 1st and 2nd premolars. She has mild left facial swelling that is causing squinting and enophthalmos (sunken globe) of her left eye. This is most likely due to pain and will resolve.

    Skull radiographs were performed and a closed, non-displaced left maxillary fracture was found.

    A consultation was obtained with Dr. Guiot (surgical resident) and his recommendation was to manage Kia conservatively with pain medications, antibotics, and soft food.

    We're to keep Kia quiet and rested, and give her soft food for the next 3-4 weeks.

    Should she show any signs of difficulty eating, vomiting, anorexia, or further discomfort, she'll need to go back for further diagnostics such as a CT.

    Lots of prayers needed that she'll make a swift recovery.

    ~Kimmy, Chipper, Zam, Logan, Raptor, Nimrod, June, Mei, Jasper, Esme, Lucy Inara, & Morla
    RIP my sweet Kia

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    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Oh no poor Kia! I didn't get a chance to pray, but that's a good thing right, not needed? Pawsitive thoughts for you Kia, get well fast!
    Forever in my heart...

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    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Oh Poor Kia,
    I just saw this. I'm glad you are home and better.
    Looks like you have one sore snooter.
    Beenie girl did something similar last week. She was running in the front yard and slammed face first into a tree. He face was red and she bled a little on the inside of her mouth (from her teeth hitting her lip) but was none the worse for wear after a few hours of lovies and ice.

    Feel better soon.

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