Harriet went to see Dr. Moss, DVM, for her check-up yesterday about her infected leg. She was so good during the car ride. She liked the small dog cage verses a box taped shut with air holes in it.
I'm a new mother. Don't judge me.
I have pro's and con's to report.
Pro: The swelling in 3/4 of her leg has gone down.
Con: The joint itself is still significantly swollen, which worries Dr. Moss.
Pro: Her strength is much better. Her eyes are brighter.
Con: She has a temperature of 108.5.
Pro: Because she has finished the 10 day round of antibiotics, she can't infect her feathered friends, and she may return to her regularly scheduled program of having a life again.
Con: She will most likely limp the rest of her life.
Pro: Dr. Moss said to keep an eye on her. If she gets sick again, he wrote a Rx for another round of meds. I'm suppose to administer 5 days worth, then, he will have to lance and drain the joint and she will continue on with the remaining 5 days of antibiotics.
Con: Cost of joint drain will be around $200, and there is still a chance she could lose the leg (worse case scenario).
I put her right in the pool when we returned from the vet's office.
My heart took a picture as she splashed and hung out with Hester Sue.
I think Hester Sue missed her. She didn't leave Harriet's side. Hester Sue caught Harriet up on all the gossip.
In the meantime, I have these whipper-snappers running around, growing like the weeds they eat.
Oh, how I love them!
They are the window that provides a closer look into God's heart. Goslings are the epitome of affection and fun.
Please keep praying for my Harriet.
I know she's just a duck.
And most people would have just chopped her head off by now.
But I would miss her big Texas-gal-style-hair-do and those great big eyes. I'm giving her the best life I can.
Diesel has no idea what's going on. It's cool, Dies Man, it's cool.