This is Allie as a puppy in August 2005
So last week I took her to the vet to get her teeth cleaned. The vet gave her a shot of sedative and said she should be out in about 10 min. 30 minutes later she's just as awake as ever. Adrenaline was keeping her up. They talked about putting a muzzle on her to give her a different medication. As soon as the muzzle came out so did her full mouth of teeth. NO WAY! So. We decided to reschedule for the next day with a different medication.
We went home. As soon as she got inside the house she stumbled, stood still for a few seconds then passed out cold. Yeah.
I called the vet. They could give her a "wake up" shot if she was still in the car for me to bring her back. Nope. She waited until she got home. She weighs 51 lb. no way I could lift her. She was to be out for at least 3 hours.
Now here's where it gets interesting. I'm watching her and her breathing is down to 5-8 per minute and so is her heart rate. I'm stimulating her to breathe while I'm getting more worried by the second. (I'm a retired nurse) I decide that I must get her into the car and rush her back to the vet. As I'm trying to lift her limp body she suddenly wakes up enough to bite my right hand! She clamped down and began squeezing on the meaty part of my thumb/palm and the top almost to the point where her teeth met in the middle. I finally pried her mouth open to free my hand and she immediately passed out again! Now I'm the one with the adrenaline rush! Washed and bandaged and tried to calm myself as I watch her now breathing fine. Figures.
Next day my hand is swollen x 2, red, hot and hurting. Off to the doctor I go. Antibiotic shot in the bum and oral antibiotics to take for 10 days. Fun times.
Hubby learned about it all afterward, Allie doesn't remember and I'm not sure when I'll tell the vet (we rescheduled).
So. Not much creativity with an injured hand. Much better today. Took all the bandages off and am letting nature do the healing.