Update on Miss Em

Just to keep you up-to-date on all-things-Emmalee…


She has had a tough 2 days here. She didn’t want to eat yesterday, but I got her to finally eat supper. Today she wouldn’t touch food or even a cookie bone. She plopped down on her bed and would not get up again. Her incision area felt very puffy…

Paul took her down to vet’s at 8 am.

She is still with us, but she’s at dog-hospital. She had “puss” in the incision area and had a 3-degree temp rise… so she is now on antibiotics and IV fluids down there for the time being.

Kip is not happy.

Paul is not happy.

Yours truly is not happy.

Yes, it could be worse, but it could be a whole lot better, too. So we’re hoping for the better part…

That’s all we know so far. Will keep you advised as we know anything more.

I’m not 100% sure I believe in the power of prayer, but now might not be a time to be a non-believer, so any prayers you could offer up for our sweet Emmalee would be most appreciated – they certainly can’t hurt. And thanks.





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I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want.

I can never train myself in all the skills I want.

And why do I want?

I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life.

And I am horribly limited.

~Sylvia Plath~

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13 Responses to Update on Miss Em

  1. sandy freel says:

    PRAYERS…lots of healing prayers for Em


  2. nina says:

    Is she home? I bet she’s happy to be in her familiar surroundings! Sending hopeful thoughts and good wishes and love…


  3. Eric Mayer says:

    Hope Em is better soon. Once had a cat who had to wear one of those collars. He didn’t like it but it helped him heal up


  4. TopsyTurvy says:

    Feel better real soon, Em!! And hugs to you and Paul for being family and nurse all rolled into one.


  5. Smartiplants says:

    Wishing Em a speedy recovery!


  6. Bex says:

    Just heard from the lady-vet. Em had “quite a large infection” in there.. it has been drained and she is on the IV’s and antibiotics. They wanted her to have an inflatable dog collar, like you’d wear on a plane to sleep with, so she cannot get her nose down there to lick. She’d been pretty good up til a few days ago with no licking but I think as the wound started to really heal, it probably itched and she would lick when we weren’t looking. So hopefully this collar will work – she has a drain coming out of the wound now too so it could be complicated here… warm compresses needed this time…

    She is supposed to come home later this afternoon…

    xxxx to you all


  7. T.S. says:

    Hope she springs right back.


  8. Karen G. DiCicco says:

    Miss Em,
    Please get well soon. Your family & friends are all praying for your quick recovery. You are loved. You are Collie!!!


  9. Bex says:

    Thanks WendyNC and Maggie! And thanks to any others who might offer some prayers for Em but just don’t care to comment… that’s fine… I know you’re out there. xxxxx


  10. Sending prayers to Em, hope she feels better very soon!


  11. WendyNC says:

    Bex, I’m so sorry to read that Em has post-surgical infection. Here’s hoping it clears up quickly and that she has no more complications.


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