Saturday, May 16, 2009

bad fridays, better saturdays

We've had quite an unpleasant adventure here lately, as dear little sweet Matilda was bitten in the face by a rattlesnake yesterday. After a hairraising race to the vet, here's how things stand today, almost 24 hours later:

- Her poor head is swollen 3 times its normal size, she looks like the elephant man.
- Her kidneys are working again, producing urine, which will help detox
- she's on her third and hopefully final vial antivenin, which will help stop the venom from destroying more tissue
- she's blinking and more alert, more vocal too (she is not very happy)
- we brought her favorite blanket from home
- she's on IV liquids, no food
- she's under going a full plasma transfusion, as most of her blood was toxic
- if all goes well, she should be in the ICU at least 2 more days


Bart said...

Awww, poor thing. I hope she gets better. :(

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Oooh...that's horrifying! I'm so glad she's okay, though.

Good thoughts and love her way!