Last Sunday I drove my mom back to Kentucky after her week long visit with us. After getting back home, I let Missy outside to play with two of our boys. I sat down for just a minute and Jacob came running in the house saying that Missy had been hit by a car. He was rather calm, and I wasn't for sure that he was serious. Before I could question him, Missy came hobbling into our home with blood everywhere. I nearly passed out because I just don't do the whole blood thing. It was our daughter that got a towel and started trying to find the source of the blood. I stood at the top of the stairs screaming my head off at my husband to come and help us. His training in the Navy always helps him to be the calm in any storm in our life and he once again rose to the challenge. He calmly stopped the bleeding and decided that she did need vet care. We called the vet and loaded her up in the Suburban with Seth. He was so upset about Missy being hurt that we wanted him to come and see that she was getting good care.
Missy has remained at the vet's office every since then. Both of her back feet were run over, but one was really damaged. She has broken toes and a broken foot. Her leg has 2 deep holes that are causing the problem. There isn't enough meat left to stitch the holes back together. This has been the issue. Of course we are praying that infection won't come from this incident.
We are hoping to pick Missy up tomorrow. The vet told us that we would have to bring her in weekly for the next 6 weeks in order to put new splints on her foot. I can only imagine what this will all cost, but I am ready to get that big old dog back in our home. I pray that she has learned a lesson about chasing cars. Hopefully she will decide that car chasing just ain't worth the risk involved! The house has stayed so MUCH cleaner without her. It is amazing at how much work one dog can create. I guess it is because she weighs 177 pounds, but that isn't the point. The English Mastiff is by far my favorite breed of dog EVER, but I will never have another one after Missy. I am just glad I still have a few more years left to enjoy her...as long as she stays out of the road!!
grace and peace,