I’m not amongst the top ten people Nova like most in the world right now and to be honest, she doesn’t know ten people 🙂 I don’t think she will come even remotely close to me right now if I called after her but lets start with our trip to the vet yesterday. Everything went well when we drove to the vet but I did miss the entire village when I tried to find it 🙂 There was a big sign telling me I was there but I just couldn’t find it 🙂 It isn’t especially small at all but the only thing telling me that there even were humans nearby was a petrol station. Behind it I only could see lots of trees.
Turns out I should take the small road beside the petrol station and pass the trees to be able to se the village. I had the map on my phone and even when I was at the right place I just couldn’t see where it was. We were in the middle of a residential area, lots of villas but I just couldn’t see any sign that there was a vet there. Turns out there was two yellow signs by the entrance door to the vets home. His wife let us in and down to the cellar we went where he has his examination room is. He also performing surgery and has an x-ray down there. I’m pretty sure Nova has been there before at the time she was rescued, she knew her way in and tried to escape when it was our turn to get in to the examination room 🙂 My guess is that it was her ears he looked at that time too because she really tried to keep it away from him 🙂
I have to say I like the place and the vet too and to add good things he also is rather cheap and that is quite rare now days when all vet stations are bought by huge corporations here in Sweden. Novas ear was rather nasty and he wrote a prescription on antibiotics and some kind of ear drops. I also had to wash her ear all the way down and to make sure all of it got out of the ear too before I started with the ear drops.
So I drove to the pharmacy this morning and on the way they warned people that a newly renovated preschool was on fire in Falköping and that it was a bad thing to inhale the smoke. The fire was out of control and that’s not a good thing in a town with lots of wooden houses. Naturally it wasn’t far from the pharmacy but luckily on the right side when it comes to the wind. I think the medicines actually costed more than the examination 🙂 I passed the fire on my way home, there was almost nothing left of the preschool and tha danger to the houses nearby was at a minimum.
So how do one clean an ear that is so swollen that one can’t find any ear canal? One uses a cotton swab and pushes it down where the ear canal must be. I did get it cleaned and I did my best to get it all out of the ear again. The pills are easy to give Nova even though she doesn’t like it but this was just torture for her. After it was cleaned I had to give her the ear drops and it is impossible to drop down something trough a swollen ear canal, so I just pressed the bottle and hoped for the best. I think I might have given her at least three times as what she was supposed to get but most of it stayed outside the ear canal and she shook it out of her ear as soon as I let her go and I gave her the favorite treat, dried ox heart.
I know this will get easier as soon as the swelling goes down but I doubt that will happen till tonight but as long as the pain goes away I think she might forgive me pretty soon. It is time to give them all their food (even though I doubt Nova will eat anything, she never does when she’s in pain in her ear) and after that a walk. I just hope that now shower will pass by while we’re out there 🙂
Have a great day!