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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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I'm the worst Mommy ever

Gryff had a piece of hair hanging on his chin after his grooming yesterday and when I went to snip it, I accidentally cut his tongue. He had to have a piece on the side removed at the vet and has stitches in his tongue. I feel horrible. I haven't actually seen it yet since he hasn't opened his mouth for me yet. Can't say I blame him.

He's still a bit out of it from the sedation. I hope he's not in too much pain when it all wears off.

I can't believe I hurt him like this. They did tell me that they see this all the time. Doesn't make me feel better though.

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Oh my goodness. I am so sorry that happened. I know that you feel awful. Hopefully, he will not be in pain when the sedation wears off. I imagine the stitches will feel funny in his mouth. Are they the dissolvable kind? Hugs to you and Gryff

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Yes, they are dissolvable. The vet said he was a real trouper. He can eat in the morning and I will be giving him antibiotics and anti-inflamatories for a while.

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Key word here is "accidentally" .... you can't make claim to being the "worst mommy" unless you started this post by saying, "today I purposefully" ..... Oh, I do know this feeling, though. Twenty some years ago I went to clip off a mat down in the groin area and got skin instead. Try not to beat yourself up too hard.
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^ I agree with Cindi, no beating yourself up.
Gryff is doing better now, you are healing him back to his old self.
Lots of TLC. We are sending good vibes.
Kisses to him and good thoughts for you, you are a great doggie mommy.
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Ohh gosh... I am so sorry this happened. I can imagine how you feel but don't worry. He will be fine and he will love you as always and more. I hope he feels better soon and heals nicely.


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Don't beat yourself up, accidents happen. Probably all of us have accidently cut a part of the dog body we didn't mean to.

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Scissors are sharp. Tongues are fast. It is a bad combination.

I have nicked skin in Jack's very private area when I was going after a micro-matt. The dirty looks Jack gave me! Mostly, I cut myself.... sigh. I need the kiddie scissors.

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Ivy, so sorry for you and Gryff. I know he'll be fine and sending hugs to you.


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Rosie has learned to "be real still" when I am trimming the hair at the corner of her eyes. I have nipped her toes a time or two. Now she just draws up in a knot and is real still.
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