After thoroughly checking her over, the vet explained that she had a pinched nerve/possible nerve damage. Either Dexter had nipped her at that spot in her neck but didn't break the skin, or when she pulled away from him when he nipped she strained her neck. He gave her an anti-inflammatory and pain killer and sent us on our way, with no real prognosis. He had explained that she may never regain motor control, or could require surgery but that he couldn't say anything for sure. When we left his office at 10 pm she was still not opening her eyes or responsive to anything
Around 12:30 I took her downstairs to bed. As I was holding her I walked by my mirror and noticed her eyes were finally open. I made her a nest on my bed so she couldn't roll off and went to grab a bag of chips that was on my nightstand - in all the craziness I hadn't had a chance to eat supper and was starving. When she heard the sound of the chip bag she stood up on all fours and ran towards me. It felt like a Christmas miracle and put the biggest smile on my face. I snuggled her, let her eat some chips, and went to sleep feeling so relieved
The medication did its job and yesterday she was back to her normal, crazy self. Running everywhere, playing with the other dogs and cats whenever she could, eating like a piglet. I skipped boating with the family just to be with her because I was still so worried that all of a sudden she'd take a turn for the worse. However, I spent most of my day just trying to keep her from being too crazy. I think she thought that a day of sleeping meant she needed to be extra hyper and active!
After all that craziness, today's prompt about things that make me smile was just what the Dr ordered. I was one stressed out puppy mama!