Sunday, July 13, 2008

THE CORN COB!

Hi Everyone! 

So by now, many of you have heard about the stooopppiiiddd thing that I did last night -- I ATE A CORN COB! Yeah, I know, not the brightest thing in the world to do, as I now know, given what happened next ... Mom was right on the case and immediately called the emergency vet as she had read that CORN COBS can cause quite a bit of havoc once they are ingested ... The emergency vet confirmed this and said that I should come right in ... I was in the car and on my way to the clinic within ten minutes of the incident ... Once we arrived a very nice doctor looked me over and explained that while I still appeared to be okay, it would only be a matter of time before bad things started to happen as a result of this CORN COB in my gut ... Xrays were taken to confirm the exact location of the COB and a plan for surgery was made ... Mom was very unhappiest ever about all of this and by this time, I was getting a bit grumpy myself ... I was given a bit of a sedative for my xrays because I tried to jump off the table on the first try and would not under any circumstances lie still on my back so that the correct view could be obtained ... The sedative made me very woozy and I was stumbling all over the exam room as a result ... By this time, it was time for Mom to leave ME so that she could go home to wait for the doctor to call and tell her that MY surgery was a success ... Mom was saddest everest when she left ME and I was sad too ... The next thing I knew I was waking up in lots of pain with a strange tube attached to my leg ... The doctor called Mom to let her know that they got the COB out in two large pieces ... She also confirmed that there would have been major problems for me had this stayed put ... Mom was extremely relived when she got the call, although she is still very distraught that this happened in the first place ... Mom came to visit ME this afternoon in the hospital and I wanted so badly to jump out of MY hospital crate and go home with MOM ... She sat with ME for quite a while and I was very happy about this ... I cried when Mom left ME ... Mom call to check on ME this PM and when I heard the vet talking about me, I cried again ... I am really hoping that I can come home tomorrow at some point ... Paws crossed! 

Well, I just wanted to give a quick update ... Thank you to everyone who has left ME messages and offered support ... Mom and I really appreciate it ... Take good care everydoggie and remember NO CORN COBS -- they are nothing but trouble! 

Until Next Time Everyone ...

Your Friend, 

Putter ...:) 

32 comments:

Maggie & Mitch said...

MAJOR AireZen is coming your way from us, Putter! We want you home tomorrow! We love you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lacy said...

w00f's Putter, well at least they got dat corn cob out...good thing u live close to the er..me iz glad u feels pretty good and shure hope u gits to go home tomorrow...

b safe and no cobs,
~rocky~

Peanut said...

Putter scary stuff. Glad you are okay though. I've eaten corn cobs before (mom didn't know about them) and have always just thrown them up a few days later.

Snowball said...

Its a relieve, well sort of,to hear that you are doing well. Hang in there for just a while more. I am sure the vet will let you go home today.

I keep my paws crossed for you. Get well soon.

Luv
Snowball

Toffee said...

Oh Putter!
I am so happy that you are well! YOu are so lucky to have a mom that is so on the ball. Oooh, you poor baby I hope you are not in too much pain.

please take care,
woof.
toffee

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Putter I am so happy you are ok - whew! Thank dogness Mom was on top of that as quickly as she was. I'll keep my paws crossed that you can come home tomorrow!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Lorenza said...

Hi, Putter!
It makes me so happy to know that you are ok!
Glad your mom noticed that and took you to the ER soon!
I have my paws crossed for you.
Hope you go back to your home tomorrow!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Bogart said...

I've got my AireZen cranked up to 11 Miss Putter!!!!

GET WELL SOON PRETTY AIREGIRL!!!

Love,
Bogart

Faya said...

I hope you can be home soon with your family Putter....this is the best medicine....family....
Kisses, Faya

Southbay Girl said...

Hi Putter-I read about your story at maggie and Mitch's blog and Iw anted to come over and say hello and also send my best wishes! It seems you are doing much better-whew!!! I bet your mom is happy about that!! I hope you come home soon!!

Velcro

happy said...

Hi Putter, just heard about you from Maggie & Mitch's. Glad to know you are doing ok now. I'm pretty amazed that you ate the corn cob though. Hope you'll be home soon.

Blue said...

Poor you!
I've only just found out about your corn-on-the-cob misadventure.
Hope you'll be back home real soon.

Pats & pets
Blue

Molly and Taffy said...

Oh dear Putter

What a horrid thing to happen to you.We do hope you go home very soon and are sending lots of zen across "the pond" to you.

Molly and Taffy

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Hi Putter! It's a good thing your mom was on the case so quickly! We've heard horrow stories, before about doggies eating corn cobs. Thank doG they got the nasty cob out so quickly before it caused any big trouble. You need to rest now and NO MORE corn cobs! We're sending all our best Aire-zen for you to get well a.s.a.p!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Asta said...

OH Sweet Little Puttew
This is tewwible..I'm so glad youw Mom is so smawt and quick to have tqaken you wight away to the dogtow..I'm sending good thoughts to all of you,
smoochie healing kisses
love
ASTA

Petey said...

Hi Putter,

Glad to hear your surgery was a success. Your poor Mommy must be besides herself with worry. Hope you're well on your way to a speedy recovery. I'll send the nurses immediately. (Perhaps you'd prefer some male nurses???)

Your pal,

Petey

Kirby said...

Oh my Putter, I'm so relived to read that the surgery was a success. I had no clue corn cobs could be so dangerous. I'll make sure I stay away from those from now on. I sure hope they let you go home today. Nothing helps heal you faster than the loving care of your family. I'm sending tons of aire-zen your way, and I'm sure you will have some furry nurses at your new house once you get home. We DWB'ers have to take care of each other. Get well soon!!!!

Your pal,
Kirby

Abby said...

Hi, Putter...

OMdoG...I was reading about your awful ordeal on Asta's Blog...

I don't think I have ever talked to you before, & I wish we were talking under better circumstances, but I wanted to stop by & wish you a speedy recovery...

I'm gonna stay away from those corn cobs for sure!!!

Please come visit me sometime whan you are feeling better...

Abby xxxooo

Stanislaw said...

We're wishing you well!

My grandhuman's dog ate a corn cob once but he threw the whole thing up shortly after. Major ouch!

We're so happy to hear that you're feeling better. You'll be back in feasting shape in no time!

Petra said...

Oh, Putter, I'm so sorry you had to have surgery for eating the corn cob.

Thanks for the warning; I'll stay away from those things.

I hope you get to go home very soon.

Jake of Florida said...

Putter,

We're so glad that your Mom caught things right away so that you are now on the road to recovery. No no no more corn cobs. And your story made our Mom realize she needs to be extra careful when she serves corn on the cob.

We had no idea how damaging it could be. But thank dog, you'll be OK.

Sending you lots of terrier Zen -- the wire foxie kind to go with the Aire kind!!

Take it easy pal,

Jake and Just hHarry

Ferndoggle said...

WOW Putter! That stinks! I'm so glad you're gonna be OK...and I'm sure your Mom is too. Take care of yourself and NO MORE CORN for you!

Lola

Gaia the Airedale said...

Oh Putter you silly thing! Im glad that youre ok, youre lucky your momma got you to the emergency room as quick as she did!! Hang in there!

puppy breath,
-Gaia

Willow the Black Dale said...

Putter I am so sorry to hear about the corn cob incedent! I hope you get to come home soon. I hate the hospital. Aire everything your way.

Nosepokes,
Willow

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Alasandra said...

Hi Putter, we are friends with Asta and she sent us over. Hope you are feeling better after your brush with the dangerous corn cob. We shall have to warn our humans about them, they were actually enjoying grilled corn on the cob just the other day.

Take care ~ Socks, Scylla & Charybdis (The cats)

Koobuss said...

WOW!! How awful!! Poor Putter!! I feel so bad about what happened to you. That is such a shame. We hope that you are feeling better soon and that you have a full recovery. You certainly don't need this, especially in the summer.

Thanks for posting this about corn cobs. My mom has given me two so for this summer, one each last Saturday and Sunday. I ate the corn off of Saturday's (but not the cob), and since I didn't bother much with Sunday's, she took it off me. After reading about what happened to you, Putter, I am sure that my mom will never give me another corn cob again. Phew!

Did you actually eat the cob? How did you swallow it? Not whole, I hope.

Please get well soon, Putter. We would be heartsick if anything happened to you.

Extra love and Kobuss Kisses,
Koobie

Noah the Airedale said...

OMG Putter. We have just come back home after being in Sydney for a week. We can't believe this happened to you. Are you ok??? You poor thing. Gosh corn cobs are bad news.

Hugs and tail wags and lots of healing vibes.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy xxxx

The Thuglets said...

Oh Putter..we only just heard what happened to you!

We are so pleased the vet was able to find it...thats so scary.

But hope you are no well on the road to recovery.

Lots of airehugs and nose pokes from us.

The Thugletsx

Simba said...

YIKES!!! Ohhhh Putter!! I see you are on the mend...but PLEASE be more careful! You don't want to scare your humans like that!

Take care!!

Simba

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