Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Say a little prayer



Our sweet baby Sam was hit by a car tonight. Eugene was outside turning off the sprinklers when this stray dog we affectionately refer to as "Leetle Puppy"... not really sure why. Anyway, Leetle Puppy led Sam out into the road and he was hit. Praise the Lord we live close to a stop sign and the driver was only going 20 mph. Eugene rushed inside and told me to come on Sam had been hit. Yes, I freaked out! He is my baby!

We got him to the vet, much to our liking Sam's actual vet was the one on call. Anyway, we got him there and Pierce Xrayed (spelling?) him and sedated him. He has a cracked pelvis! :( He also ripped up his back pad on his paw pretty nasty and where he was gripping the ground when got hit... his little toe nails are ripped up! He also has a skinned elbow. We had to leave him at the vet's office over night. I was more upset about that than anything. What if he wakes up and is scared and alone.

We are just so thankful for no internal bleeding or anything fatal. It missed his backbone and also his hip joint. He is one lucky pup!

Leetle Puppy... we're calling the pound!

7 comments:

Russell said...

Oh my gosh, Katie! I can't imagine how upset, nervous, sad, etc. you must be feeling right now. You'll definitely be on my mind. I would totally feel the same way if something happened to my Bailey Girl. Please tell Sam that Bailey sends a bark his way to feel better soon!

LT (and Max) said...

oh katie! keep me updated. sweet little sam is in my prayers!!!

Crystal and Billy said...

Oh my Katie, thank god that the driver wasn't going real fast. Maddie sends her love to Sam and we will pray that he is feeling better very soon!!

The Mannings said...

Gracious, I am so sorry for poor Sam. Please let us know how he's doing.

I will be needing tips on puppy raising in the not too distant future--I think we will be picking up our boxer puppy in two weeks. As an adult, I have NEVER owned a dog and my parents always took care of our dogs when I was little. I may have just bitten off more than I can chew!

I hope Sam gets better soon!

The Davidsons said...

Oh gosh! It's hard leaving them at the vet for a day of beauty, I couldn't imagine the way you must have felt last night. We'll be thinking about y'all. Keep us posted.

Ken and Lacey said...

please give us an update on sam! i HATE that! i don't know what i would do if my babies got hurt...i hate it when milo even gets an ear infection. i can't imagine getting hit by a car. sam is in my prayers!

Mary Katherine Segrest said...

OH NO!!! poor sam! i know you are so upset- i will pray for the little man!
Ruger and Ellie send their warm paw love his way...