I know sometimes I act like it's all about me (I mean, this is The Daily Puglet). And as much as I wish this was true, I know it isn't. And to prove it, today I'm going to write about something not about me at all.
Dutch's bad microchip, to be exact.
It's kind of a long story that happened before I came along, but from what I understand, Dutch had two microchip thingys and one of them kinda malfunctioned. Not like blew up or anything - more like moved, got stuck next to a nerve in his shoulder, and drove him nuts whenever he walked.
For months, Dutch scratched and scratched and scratched at his left shoulder. He saw three different vets, but none of them could find anything wrong with it. They just thought he was being weird. Like, OCD weird.
Dutch saw a whole bunch of special vets - skin vets and bone vets and nerve vets - but none of them could find anything wrong. My human came up with some crazy microchip theory, because Dutch always scratched in the same place and the place he scratched was kinda where a microchip goes. But the special vets thought she was just being weird too.
The scratching went on for like 6 months. When it got really bad, and there were no more special vets to see, my human took him to a vet friend of hers in Tahoe. He listened to her crazy microchip theory and thought it sounded "logical" or whatever. They took xrays and found out the chips in Dutch's shoulder were exactly where he scratched.
The story gets longer (if you can believe that) but Dutch ended up having surgery to get rid of the evil chip(s). He had two of them (another long story), but the doctor could only find one (and that took hours or digging). So everyone crossed their fingers and hoped they removed the right evil chip.
Blah blah blah, Dutch healed and things were better without the bad chip. Until a few weeks ago when Dutch started scratching at the bad chip shoulder. Now he's walking kinda funny on that side, like he's trying not to bend his leg. My human's been waiting/hoping it would just go away. But it hasn't and now she's all worried.
The good news is, we might take a trip to Tahoe to see the vet who removed chip #1. The bad news is, my human is afraid Dutch might need surgery to get rid of scar tissue. Or chip #2. Or something.
I'm not sure positive thinking can fix bad chips, but I figure it can't hurt. If all of us think positive at the same time, maybe Dutch will be OK. I kinda really want to go to Tahoe though, so don't start thinking yet. I'll say when.