two hours of freaking K9 IV nightmare...I was ready to kill her!
humans do NOT walk around and around in endless circles twisting the shit out of their IV lines. I left her for like 30 minutes while she WAS sleeping to feed, medicate the others. I come back and not only is she awake and up, she is twisted to shit but she has ALSO run thru 300cc instead of the maybe 30cc she should have had thru AND now her line has blood in it, was plugged and not running at all. I untwist her, stand there holding the line up in the air while she continues to circle, totally flummoxed trying to figure out how I can keep her from twisting, how I can unplug the line, how I can put the thing down to go find a syringe and some normal saline to try to unplug it without her hanging herself or pulling the IV out.
and let me just say that EVENTUALLY, like an hour later.... I did freaking figure it out.
she is again sleeping, I unplugged the line, the IV is running SLOWLY and she is wearing some special weirdo (I cannot believe we had one) double flapped Velcro jacket thing that holds the line close to her body and out of the way.
and hopefully we are done with the K9 IV gymnastics for the night.