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Monday, August 26, 2013

A request...

We are having a very difficult time right now, so if you could keep us in your thoughts and prayers, we would appreciate it.



My daughter was attacked by a dog at work yesterday.  She had 21 puncture wounds, some of them very deep. They are on both sides of both her arms.  She had to have stitches and is all bandaged up.





She is bandaged up to her elbows. She is very swollen, and pretty sore right now.  The worry now is infection. If infection sets in, she will have to be admitted to the hospital for IV antibiotics. She may also need to see a plastic surgeon.




And this morning we got a call from out vet. And She wants to amputate Holly's toe on Friday. Holly has had something wrong with one of her toes for a few weeks. Our vet tried two different antibiotics, neither worked. She has this open wound that just won't heal. We went for an X-ray on Friday, and that shows it is not cancer in the bone. But since its not healing, and there is still a risk of a soft tissue cancer, she thinks we should just remove the toe. After what we went through with Lad, I think I would just rather go ahead with the surgery instead of risking the chance of cancer that might spread. I just can't believe we are being hit with all of this at once!





29 comments:

  1. Oh we are so sorry...we are sending you lots of our prayers for both of your babies. Stay strong, and remember we always have your back. If there is anything we can do please let us know!
    Your Friends
    Stella Rose and family

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  2. Sending you all prayers and good thoughts!!!!! When it rains it pours it seems.
    ~Rebecca & Teach

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  3. :-( Oh man, what a rough couple of days for you guys! I hope that your daughter heals up really quickly and doesn't need to have plastic surgery. At least it was a dog and not a cat, cause those wounds get badly infected almost 95% of the time. Poor Holly (and you guys), I hope that the surgery goes quickly and easily for her!! Take care guys!!

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  4. We are sending you our best

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

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  5. Oh my Gott,
    I'm so sorry for your daughter and for your dog! One of these things would be too much, but together it is awful! We send the best wishes and prayers we can and think very hard of you!
    We hope the best for both! Such bites are very painfull and so many at once! Have a complete and quick recovery!
    Love
    Arno

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  6. That is horrible! I'm so sorry to hear what your daugther is going through! How did it happened? What did the doctor say? My thoughts go out to you, your family, and Holly. Please keep us updated! Hugs, Francesca

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  7. Oh my gosh. We are so sorry to hear about your daughter. Very similar thing happened to our aunty 12 months ago. We definitely will have her in our thoughts and hope she heals very quickly without any hospital admission. We will also keep Holly close to our hearts. Don't worry Holly, our cousin Jinx lost a toe to a farm accident and she runs like the wind!! Giant hugs to you all (but gentle ones for your daughter). Take care. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory (and Carol)

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  8. Oh wow! Does your daughter work with dogs? I am glad I never got bit any when I was doing the vet tech thing. Hope the amputation goes well. We amputated several toes in fear of cancer too. It's probably for the best.

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  9. That is an awful thing to happen - we sure hope she doesn't get an infection and we hope holly will be better soon too. Big HUgs

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  10. I'm so sorry! I hope they're both feeling better soon!

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  11. Bowsers, we hope every paw heals up. Your daughter and Holly are in our prayers.

    Essex, Sherman & Dog Dad

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  12. We are so sorry to read all this terrible news. Your poor daughter - hope that dog was current on shots. We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers for good healing. And poor Holly. We know you will make the best choice for her.

    Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

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  13. Sorry to hear about your daughter being attacked by a dog. That looks painful.

    We will be sure to have 24 Paws Crossed for her and sending lots of love.

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  14. I clicked through because of the calendar voting. I am so sorry to hear about the challenges you are facing. I'll keep you in my prayers.

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  15. Sending healing prayers your way for your daughter and Holly.

    Hugs,
    Wyatt and Family

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  16. How awful! My thoughts are with your daughter and with you. I haven't been following for very long, does your daughter work as a vet? My daughter is a vet tech and I'm always a little worried she'll get hurt. I'm so sorry. The decision to amputate Holly's toe sounds like the wise choice. Best wishes for them both to heal well.

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  17. So sorry to read of your daughter's terrible incident and Im wishing her a very speedy and complete recovery - outside of hospital!

    Hopefully Holly will also fare much better after her op on Friday, maybe it will be just what is needed to transform her health back to top form.

    Thinking of you all

    Keryn :)

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  18. We've got our fingers and paws crossed for you. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sheba.

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  19. OMG this is awful. I will add you to my prayer list and pray for a speedy recovery for your daughter and Holly!

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  20. Holy cow! How did the dog attack occur? That's crazy!

    Sorry about Holly's toe - but I'm with you and your vet as far as having it removed to save her health!

    Sorry all this is coming down on you at once. I'll keep you in my prayers! :)

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    1. In answer to your question about sharing Blueberry's photo - yes, absolutely! I appreciate your support! :)

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  21. geez! I am just reading this now, prayers & healing thoughts coming to your daughter & Holly, I hope everything turns out ok!!

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  22. Oh no! I'm just now getting around to visiting blogs. Those dog bites look awful. Sure hope they don't get infected. I was bitten by a dog a long time ago and it was no fun. Our dog bit our son when he was little and he was in the hospital for a week. I hope your daughter doesn't have to go through all of that. Hoping and praying that the bites heal without any complications. As for Holly…I guess it is better to have it removed rather than deal with something serious later on. Sorry about that too. You sure have a lot going on. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Hope everything turns out okay.

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  23. WE will for sure keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. What a time you are having. Have you talked with KB at Rocking and Rolling in the Rockies. Her K had to have her toe amputated to. she might have some good thoughts for you.
    Love
    Bert and My Vickie

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  24. Sending out healing thoughts for everybody. So sorry you've been going through all this.

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  25. Hi, we're sorry we're so late on this but we wanted to let you know that we're worried too. But we're hopeful that whatever the nature of that problem toe is. that with its removal, all will be well again. Getting it early is good.

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  26. Oh man, those bite wounds look bad. I wonder what caused the dog to strike in the first place. I read that your daughter is doing better, so I'm glad for you guys!

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  27. I hope that you are all doing okay now after your very difficult week. It seems like these things always happen all at once (it's so unfair) and then always pass on again for a long time. Please know know that we are all thinking of you and sending our well wishes across the miles.

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