Monday, 4 June 2012
And the start of another week
I haven't really done a great deal this past week. I've been pretty much preoccupied with Beki, and nursing her back to health.
We had a bit of a scare yesterday. When I got up at 7am, Beki stood up from her bed and blood was dripping from her incision. Quite a lot really. Mr A phoned Mehmet, who wasn't at all annoyed at being disturbed at 7am on a Sunday. He suggested padding with a clean towel and some crushed ice, and said that he would get out to the village as soon as he could.
He arrived around lunchtime and when he removed the padding the wound continued to bleed. He assured me that it wasn't fresh blood so he didn't think it necessary to open her up again. He also explained that Beki did in fact lose an awful lot of blood during the operation and at one point he was very worried that he would lose her. It would seem that her blood doesn't clot as well as it should do. He had given her drugs to help with this, and gave another injection yesterday, plus another antibiotic shot. He then padded and bandaged her very firmly and advised leaving this on for 3 days.
If in the meantime there was any significant change in her, then he would come out again. She is still drowsy but that is to be expected, and she isn't eating an awful lot. I'm actually hand feeding her bits of chicken which seems the best way to get her to eat. But she is still barking at cats, chickens and sheep so I see this as encouraging.
Mr A will take her to Mehmet's surgery on Wednesday morning to have the dressing removed and we will see how it goes from there. Not much more we can do at the moment.
I am going a bit stir crazy being stuck at home. I don't feel happy about going out at the moment, even just to pop into Milas..not until I feel confident about leaving Beki.
I have however just booked my flight tickets online for a 10 day trip to see my daughter and grandsons in September, so that has given me something to look forward to.
Billy has just come down with chickenpox and no doubt Jimi will follow suit in due course. Better to get these things out of the way at their age. No doubt my daughter will also be going stir crazy for the next couple of weeks!
I hope those of you in the UK are not letting the gloomy weather spoil your bank holiday and are managing to have a good time.