For me it was one of the longest nights ever - quite literally. My Irish Setter Flora had an urgent operation. She was restless and without success tried to vomint on the evening of the 31th of December. I know all about bloat, so when she had the symptoms (read more about bloat and the symptoms here), I rushed her to the animal hospital and a few hours later she went through very much needed operation. It was a long night siting on the steps in front of the surgery waiting and praying all goes well. And it did. She spent the following day and two nights in their care, but she is home now. She was relieved into my care this morning with a lot of medications (antibiotics, pain killers etc.). She had something to eat, because she wouldn't eat at all in the hospital and is now sleeping. Thanx God I live close to the animal hospital (10 minutes drive), thanx God the veterinarian on duty was a surgeon and thanx God all the rest of the team rushed into the hospital quickly. Certainly not a night I would ever like to repeat.
I wish you all a very happy, creative and above all healthy year 2012!