Monday, October 04, 2010

Dog Bite

Lily Clare got bit by a dog yesterday afternoon as we were leaving the Central Market playground.  A yellow lab was tied in front of the store and Lily went to give him a hug, he got scared and bit at her face.  It happened so quickly and it was loud and very frightening.  All I could see immediately was a lot of blood all over her face. 

We immediately took Lily to the small Heart Hospital ER next door to CM, they saw her right away, no wait, and thoroughly cleaned her wounds and gave her an antibotic.  We were lucky that there is only two small punctures on her eyebrows and no injury to her eyes.  Animal control had to be called to ensure that the dog was up on his shots, which thankfully are all ok.   The owner will have to do a home quarantine for 10 days to ensure that he doesn't show any signs of rabies, just as an extra precaution.

Lily is her normal happy self and seems to have fully recovered emotionally, I'm not sure if I have.  It's scary how one moment you can be walking along, enjoying a beautiful day, and the next moment find yourself confronted with an emergency. 

Here is a snapshot from today, she has that serious look only because I had her sit still and let me take a photo of the bite.  The puncture marks themselves look pretty good but the bridge of her nose and eyelids ae a bit swollen and her right side is slightly pink.  We are going to keep a close eye on it.


MaryBeth said...

So scary!! I'm glad she is going to be okay!

Happy Home said...

thanks MaryBeth, yes, thank goodness she is fine. kids are so resilient.

lisaparker said...

I am so very sorry that this has happened to your little Lily. I hope she starts feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

my sweet niece! sounds like she handled it like a champ! we miss you all!

GrammaG said...

Oh my gosh, you must have been petrified. Thank goodness you had a good experience at the Heart hospital. Did he bite her nose?

Anonymous said...

So scary! I am glad nothing worse happen. I hope she feels better and you recover. You never know how your day will end up, but it sounds as if you handled it well!