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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Fell from adult arms onto head

Help. Lucy wiggled out of our daughters arms and fell onto the kitchen floor, linoleum. Lucy cried for about 15 seconds if even that long. Sounded like an hour. She's walked around and seems normal but I am terrified. what should I watch for? Do? Will she be okay. We were having guests and she was so excited. When more came she tried wiggling out of my arms. Out a damper on my dinner party.
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I would watch her for any signs of abnormal behavior and watch the way she walks. Be looking for a bump or swelling on the head. If any complications, I would head to the Vet. Wake her up during the night to make sure she is ok, and take her to go potty.



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poor Lucy. I would be scared too, but chances are she will be fine and has forgotten all about her fall. I would just look for anything out of the ordinary that she might do,- sleeping more or not eating. Keep us posted.
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I would watch her for any signs of abnormal behavior and watch the way she walks. Be looking for a bump or swelling on the head. If any complications, I would head to the Vet. Wake her up during the night to make sure she is ok, and take her to go potty.
yep ,exactly my thoughts.

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OMG, I would have been hysterical. Maybe since she is so excited only sit on the floor and hold her. That happened once with my mom's Pom. He was so afraid that my parent's were leaving with out him and wriggled out of my dad's arms. He was fine-I was worried about his little stick legs. Keep an eye on her. It would be like a child-lethargy, dilated pupils, vomiting, refusing to eat, disorientation, excessive sleeping or trouble waking. Also, yelping in pain. I agree with Linda and would get up a couple times during the night and check her.

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I agree with everyone here. Watch carefully. But like Wynne said, she is probably fine. Puppies are amazingly resilient.

we almost lost a good friendship with a neighbor because she dropped Jasper from a sitting position his first day with us... he was fine. we were pissed for a while.




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Yikes. I'm really sorry this happened. This also happened to us when GUcci was a puppy,but she fell out of a child's arms and to the floor, pretty much one short yelp and that was that, she acted normal and luckily she wasn't hurt.

ALTHOUGH, I do think it is why she hates being picked up by kids and people she doesn't know very well. She will still try to squirm when someone picks her up because she's probably somewhat scarred from the whole traumatic event, so if I had it to do over again, I may have your daughter hold her and give her treats or something to help counter the bad experience. I think it stuck with Gucci. She pretty much only lets me, DH and some of our kids pick her up without huffing and puffing and the look of utter depression or running to my lap to save her,

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Our Cali wriggled out of my arms the day we got her, as I was bringing her into the house. She landed onto river stones on the patio. I was sick about it and felt so incompetent! She was fine, bounced right back, but to this day 4 years later, she is slightly reluctant to go outside onto that patio area.

Odds are your dog will be fine, too, but take the advice that others have given you.

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Hope she will be fine and now you know what wiggle bunnies they can be! You learn more everyday! It's nice when they grow up and you don't have to worry AS much. Atticus can now sucessfully jump off the bed (it's not very high) but I was so watchful of him I had him on his harness and leash when he was on the bed as he seemed to think he could fly.

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Oh boy, what a night. Thank you so much for responding. You guys are like my friends to help in a crisis. I was trying to carry on like normal with our company and inside I was a mess. It felt so good to have you all chime in in my time of panic.

Lucy is killing her stuffed lion at this time. I will be keeping a close eye on her as well. Tomorrow I go back to work after being with her for two weeks. Wouldn't you think if anything were amiss I'd know it by morning.

Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your caring.
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