Our little invalid is recovering nicely, but true to form is milking it for everything it’s worth!
To avoid strain on her stomach she’s getting a few meals a day. Home cooked chicken and rice, fresh pink salmon, lamb, rice and veg – only the best for our little princess.
We’ve made her a comfy little bed beside the radiator. It’s made up of piles of nice soft duvets and the pillows off our bed – she likes the smell of them. At night when we’re not able to keep an eye on her we have to put her Elizabethan collar on and pop her in her crate. This didn’t go down well last night. She wanted to get into bed with us, but we were afraid to allow this in case she tried to jump down during the night. After listening to her whine pitifully for a couple of hours I eventually relented, took her collar off and went downstairs with her to sleep on her little bed by the radiator. She was in her element and slept peacefully, snuggled in closely to me until 9am. We’re going to have to put a stop to this very soon or I’ll never get to sleep in my own bed again!
Paul has ordered an inflatable colar. Sophie’s mum Hazel told us about them and I have to say it does look much more comfy. That comes tomorrow, so I’ll probably sleep with her again tonight and then we’ll put our foot down. Or at least….we’ll try.
EDIT: I took the dressing off this morning and saw the scar for the first time. Poor little thing – maybe I’ll sleep with her for a couple more nights!
Let this be a warning to all the naughty chewers and swallowers out there…..
What an unlucky little girl though. I really don’t think she’s swallowed anything before – certainly we’ve never seen anything come out the other end! The first time she swallows something and it has to be something that reacts with her stomach acid and turns solid!