Thursday, July 25, 2013

Nero at the Hospital -- 07/24/13

Shortly after posting my previous blog article, I took Nero out for his evening walk. We were crossing at the intersection back home when a car made a right turn directly at us. He was at a stop light and paying attention to the traffic to his left instead of focusing on the pedestrians to his immediate right who were crossing with the "walk" light. Anyway, I barely missed getting hit. Nero wasn't so lucky.

Nero was fortunate (outside of the obvious). He didn't get run over. He just got sideswiped by the car. He had no broken bones. His back legs just got all torn up.

I rushed him to the emergency animal hospital. They cleaned out his injuries and gave us instructions for his aftercare. He's sore, but doing okay. He can walk. It's difficult for him to stand up right now. It's also hard to walk up the stairs. I'll probably need to get one of those neck-cones to stop him from licking at his sores. I'll need to have him checked out again today, but I'm hoping to see our regular vet for that.

So, no more daycare for at least a couple weeks. No more dog park. But lots of rest and gratitude that it didn't turn out worse for either of us.



Yes, thank God it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Get well, Nero, so I can feature you in another "Jon Trouten" cartoon.

Jon said...

Thanks Stuffed Animal!

Fortunately Nero is healing up very quickly. Most of his leg wounds are healed up or mostly healed up. The worst of his leg wounds still looks gross, but it's not at all infected.

He's looking forward to your next Nero-centric cartoon! :)

D.J. Free! said...

I sure hope the driver apologized and offered you a ride to the vet clinic!

Jon said...

He apologized over and over and over and gave me a wad of cash, which covered most of the hospital bill. If I'd been wise, I would have insisted on his contact information and/or called the police. But I didn't.

Fortunately, Nero is healing quickly. :)

D.J. Free! said...

Several apologies seems appropriate for such a blunder. Totally forgivable though...we've all made our driving mistakes. Glad Nero's healing quickly!