Sunday, August 14, 2011

My Big (owie) Foot

So last night I'm all sleeping and digesting my din dins and momma says, "OK, dogs, time for tennis ball!" Wow! I'm in!

But when I went to get up, my front foot didn't work right and it hurt a lot and I just kind of sat there with my foot dangling like a sack of marbles saying, "WTF? What is wrong with my foot?"

I finally did get up and hop hop hop I go out the door, but anybody who knows a giant sized dog such as myself knows that not using a front leg is the same as not walking. So I had to use it a little but it hurt so I just kind of laid down.

Then momma gets totally freaked out. "OMG! Mango! What is wrong with you?" And she and master are poking and prodding my foot and leg. "Mango" they say "tell us where it hurts." Hehehe. Nope, my little secret.

Next thing I know, momma is saying to Master, "well, he has to potty." So they kind of hoist me up (most undignified) and get me going down the stairs. But, well, my big old bottom wanted to go faster than my front end and I sort of crash landed with my hind legs all in a twist and whatnot. Master untangled me and I did my potty.

Now Momma is beside herself freaking out and she keeps taking my temperature every two seconds and staring at me and I admit I was having a bit of a worry getting to sleep and I felt kind of icky in general.

I even almost went to the emergency room, but I pretended to be asleep so that momma would think I was cured. How about that?

But this morning, I forgot to pretend my foot didn't hurt and momma and master took me to the vet.

She says, "hey Mango! Your foot is all swelled up!" And I say, "no kidding, lady." Duh.

So vet lady starts giving me the once over for sure. She took aspirations out of a bump on my tail, she took my pee, she took my poo, and she took my temperature using the anal probe (yoiks).

Vet lady says, "Oh Mango, you must have been stung by a bad insect and you have the cellulite o sis. And by the way, your poo looks nasty and what's up with all the pee lately?" I just gave her the evil eye. How the heck should I know?

So, many, many, MANY dollars lighter, home we go with an economy sized bottle of anti bio ticks, and some more of that metacam stuff and the promise that all my bodily fluids are being looked in to.

Now, look, do you see my foot? Do you see how big it is? OW! OW! OW! Dammit!

Look! Here is my normal foot. It is like 3 inches across.

And here is my swelled up foot! Totally over 4 inches! If this keeps up it will be too big to get through the door.

Look! I'm wearing my dumb sports bra. Frankly I was impressed by how readily Momma lifted my front end in and out of the mastiff mobile by hoisting the back of my sports bra. I think she was using her special momma muscles because normally she is kind of a weakling.

Vet lady says I should be feeling much better in a day or so. I certainly hope so. But she made worried face about my pee an poo and tail bump, so I guess momma will make worried face as well until she gets the test results back.


Happy Sunday!

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. Momma thinks that maybe I got stung by one of the ground wasps in our yard.

They are HUGE! Normally they just buzz around and mind their own business but momma ran over all their nests with the lawn tractor when she trimmed the grass, so I am thinking they were kind of PO'd and looking for something to bite. Poor me!


pam said...

Oh Mango you was doin so gooderest too. Now you got a gigantisaurus footie. Bad bug Bad bug!!!

We hopes you are all better soonerestly...

Bobo and Meja

Gus said...

Oh Mango Man..when you do it - you do it BIG!

We hopes the Auntie Bioticks will help, and that Mama can get some rests

Teka will come help nurse you. Maybe you can lean on her to get up and down the steps.


Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Wow. We always thought your normal foot was larger than many small dogs. Now your big foot may weigh as much as me! Aaah! Um, just something to think about, but sometimes if you tell your Momma what's wrong, rather than keeping it a secret, your Mom won't get the pinched, worried face (maybe it's just my Mom that makes that face?). But nice work in making sure your parents didn't have a really heavy wallet to carry around - sometimes you have to help them empty that wallet so it's not so big and heavy. Take care of yourself, big guy.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Berts Blog said...

mango Due! This is not good. A guy needs all four of his feet, especially a big guy like you.

I would much rather have my Black eye than your big foot. Dirty ole whasp......

Actually, it was a huge sacrifice on your part, you took the bite instead of anyone else being stung.

Your still the man.

But maybe you should tell your mom human that even though it is not good for the nature of your yard, she should nuke the buggers.

Kill em right off. Running over them with the lawn mower only makes em mad and bad.

Rest up and take your meds, you'll be feeling normal soon.....


Momma Tea (also Ronnii and Uji whose open ids wont work) said...

Ohh Mango you poor fellow, I really hope the anti bi's make your foot better really soon. Fingers crossed there is no horridness in your poop & pee
Momma Tea
xxx x xxx

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

We're glad you posted that picture of that Giant Evil Bug (maybe a result of the nuclear plant meltdown in Japan?!?), because we were wondering what sort of bug would have the cajones to bite your Relentlessly Huge (and Handsome) self. Take care of yourself and try not to worry your Momma too much - these humans are fragile!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

dewdana said...

Your paw is huge!!! Yikes- I hope it goes back to normal fast along with the rest of you! No one likes to see worried face!

Dory and the Mama said...

We hope your footie gets back to normal size soon Mango. Hopefully all that medicine and lots of rest will help you with all those other problems!!

Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

Anonymous said...

Wasps are BAD bugs! Mom stepped on one not too long ago and her foot swelled up big too! She didn't have any fun hopping around either Mango. Good news is, your foot wasn't broken or anything :)

So what's up with your pee/poop thingy? Did you eat some spicy food or something? Not good to scare your Momma like that >8( I will cross my paws that all is well and you just ate something(s) you shouldn't have. Yep that's what I'm gonna do :D

Waggin at ya,

Jen said...

Oh Mango, you poor dear! I hope the Labradork isn't bugging you too much in the midst of this new situation!!! Anyway, we are all sending you positive healing vibes from here....

Jen and the Black Dog (and rat) Crew

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Mango that all sounds rather worrying. Poor you indeed. And poor MangoMomma, she will be needing all those special momma muscles if she has to keep hoisting you around. Do make sure she takes care of her back won't you?

Hope to hear better news soon

Toodle pip!

Wild Dingo said...

OMD! Like that foot is totally whack. Dude, try to keep those feet in shape or however will you do your tendues, Jettez, and tours en l'air for your next ballet? Get well soon.

The Thundering Herd said...

So the Legend of Big Foot is true? Hope everything heals quickly.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-0han, Vidock said...

Ouch, that sounds painful, Mango! Milk it for all it's worth!


Oh Mango...I am so sorry about your mishap (Or the wasp's mishap..not sure which) You momma sure must be worried about your big self.
Hey Big Boy, we're thinking of you and really hope that you get better soon. You are an icon big guy, we can't have you sick!
Sending lotsalicks to you and your peeps.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Poor poor Mango baby!! I'm so sorry you are not feeling good today!!

I hope you are 100% and totally pawsome real soon!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my poor Mango! I hopes that all the meds work real well on all of you. I will keep my paws crossed that all will be well in a few days.

woos, Tessa

Anonymous said...

I couldn't help but notice that more than half of these comments start with "Oh, Mango" or "Oh, poor Mango."
Pity won't help you RH. What you need is revenge. Send the labradork out to the yard to investigate. When he's located the nest with the Mango haters... send Momma out with a giant can of wasp sedative (if you know what I mean.) You'll feel better in no time.

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

Ouch! I hope he feels better soon and no other bad news comes your way.

Shawn said...

Mango, that nasty wasp needs a woopin'! I agree, send the Labradork, and your Mom, out to investigate, find and KILL!

My question, what is going on with your pee and poo?

Nicole said...

Thats not good at all Mango. Take care of yourself and I hope your foot feels better soon.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mega ouchie, Mango!!! Those wasps are nasty stingers. We sure hope your paw is better soon. Now what's up with your other issues? Paws crossed that is nothing serious.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

rottrover said...

Geez, Dude - your paw is almost as big as mine was when I got bit by the rattlesnake (my dad chopped off it's head the next day!) Rest up, and stop eating that spicy Indian and Thai food. Clearly it doesn't agree with your tummy!

Your pal,


rottrover said...

PeeeeS: that last picture of you is pretty pitiful, dude.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

Oh Mango what a horrid thing to happen to you. Wasps are nasty creatures and we often wonder why they even have to exist, they are sadists!

Hope you feel loads better very soon.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

The Life of Riley said...

Paw you (if you'll excuse the pun). I hope you are back to your usual Mangoness soon, and those anti-bug things work. I also perscribe a nice glass of wine (or a hot milky drink) for your mum (as she will have been really worried about you and probably needs a bit of calming down and special care too).


houndstooth said...

Yeeeouch! Mango, that sounds all kinds of painful! I know you're not a fan of the vet, but I'm glad your mom took you in this time.


P.S. I don't know what kind of meds you're taking for your seizures, but peeing a lot CAN (doesn't mean that it is in your case) be a sign that you're getting too much of the medicine. Your mama might want to ask the vet about that when your lab results come in.

STELLA from Down Under said...

Oh Uncle Mango, your poor foot. I hope you feel better soon. What a nasty little bug. Whatever you do, don't try to bite them. My poor angel brother Brucey got stung on his face once and his head turned into a pumpkin. Mum nearly had a mental fit when she found him. He was ok after some medicine though.

Take care big fella. Maybe Momma and the Master could carry you around on a stretcher like a king or something. That should help build up Momma's weak arms for sure. No worries, and love, Stella

Sue said...

Ouch, Tsar says bug bites can be really painful. His is all better now and we hope yours is soon. Moms and vets are way too interested in our pee and poop if you ask us.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

Mango {Hugs} are being sent to you. Hope your foot is feeling better soon.

Did you try some Benadryl. That's what we use when those nasty hateful wasps sting us. Heard you can use a baking soda and water paste directly on the sting. I've been stung by those nasty things a couple times and it hurts.

I'm hoping your dr report comes back all good.

I hate the waiting game my mom gets all freaked out and stressed about all the what ifs. I say live in the moment. Been telling her that for years maybe one day she will listen to me. She keeps saying she should apply all the things I've taught...wonder when she'll start?

Hope you feel much better soon so you can play tennis ball.


Of Pit Bulls and Patience said...

Mango man, you remind me of a certain blue pit bull that I live with. Go big or go home. I sure do hope your vet lady figures out whats going on inside you, so it can go away ASAP. In the mean time, take it easy and watch out for those nasty bugs!

jen said...

Poor Mango! I sure hope your paw feels better soon!
We have been seeing a lot of pups getting bit by some type of insects at the clinic! A lot of swollen noses, cheeks, and paws!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We've had those nasty aggressive ground wasps and mom swears they watch for you and out they come! Stay away from them, Mango!
We hope your foot feels better soon.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

wow, since we have been gone and said our farewell on our blog few days ago we had no idea. we got on that stoooopid fb for a while and saw. we have those ground wasps, they r bad....get better big slobbery dude! so you an give pee wee hel.., er, uh , heck!!!Hey I'm a classy broad Mingo...
ok and scooter and Jamie too

Anita said...

Oh noes Mango! We sure hopes you gets to feeling all better soon! Will be sayin our pawrers for ya!
Bronson, Pepper, and Mum

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh dear, Mango. This is so not right! Swollen foot, bump on tail, messed up innerds...Ok's now...nuff of dat stuff. Me wants a healthy report on you next postee, OK?

Sam and Pippen said...

Dude! You gots to watch where you're walking... and don't go outside after Mango Momma does the yard work!

Feel better soon!

Sam and Pippen

Oskar said...

Oh no what a bummer in your summer! I hope that wasp gets fly-swatted.

Nubbin wiggles,

ForPetsSake said...

Oh Mango! I hope you're enormous paw is feeling better soon and the worried faces stop coming. If I could get my hands on that PO'd wasp, I'd....well, I'd get stung, too, I suppose.

Benny and Lily said...

those stingers get ya when you least expect it. Hope your feets is better soon
Benny & Lily

MJ's doghouse said...

oh my daaaaaaaaaaaaaarling do have your problems my love...i sent the parents to the USofA to rescue you and bring you here for me to take care of...but...apparenlty they forgot teh cant get from skagway to mangoland without a thing that will make you feel better would be the wearing of your tool belt with you handsome chapeau....get on it fella....and i hope you get better soon..

Just Ramblin' said...

Feel better soon : )

ocmist said...

We just dropped over to see how you were doing and find THIS! A foot that's almost as big as one of US! We are so sorry to hear about this, though, cause we know how much those nasty wasp stings hurt (We have them around here, but it's usually our faces that get all swollen up cause we snap at 'em!) Grammy says she will pray that your foot and other problems will all be clear really soon! Your friends, the Country Corgis.

Anonymous said...

Hey there Mangoest Man,

Our Mommas do get kind of freaky and make the bad faces if us pups are not one hundred percents our usual healthy selves don't they?
My Mumma almost took me off to the vet in the middle of the night the other week.

Momma & I hope that your poos & wees turn out OK, and that the anti-bug drugs do their stuff real soon. I mean, I don't want my Mumma making the worried face about some other pup besides me :')


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

looks like the bugs have been getting us both!!!

achieve1dream said...

Oh my goodness! I just saw this! Poor Mango! I hope you feel better soon. Please keep us updated on all of the tests. I'll send prayers/healing thoughts your way.

Hound Girl said...

Holy cow your foot was swollen!!!
I was just talking about wasps and so forth the other day, haylie like to chase them and try and bite at them... cracker dog.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Did you really say anal probe?


Scruffy and Stan

Lassiter Chase and T said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Tell Momma that you deserve an extra chew bone this week!

Reilly / Bree said...

the poor Mango dude - that does look painful - darn bugs they are everywhere !

FiveSibesMom said...

Feel better soon, Mango!

Anonymous said...

Woah! That was a big paw to start with... hope it's better soon. Stoopid arthropods. I've just seen your blog for the first time - enjoying it... :)