Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by smkie, May 14, 2013.
oh man--Bayley and Pepperpot! Too cute! Glad Pepper is doing better!
They are a team.
Victor in the meantime has found that Aiden might be wonderful too. They played bubbles off and on all day. Not every little boy has a bubble eating pal.
since I can't walk Victor because Pepper can't go, I was glad to see him run and jump as well as make Aiden laugh.
I was with her all night...the splint was on but loose, It would slide a little to the side, and I would readjust. This morning I got up to wake Hyia, came back and found her licking her foot. It's 5 am...I swear I look at it and think why is your other foot got a sore...then i realize..oh God. There is the splint, and it's not on the dog. SHe didnt' chew it, it slipped off. I don't know if she walked on it or not. The wound itself looks good, but its the tendon is why she isn't suppose to walk on it. I don't know if she stood up or not. I don't have tape..I don't have a anything.....so I improvised and now we wait for the office to open..so I can call and get my appt instead of showing up when they open..and I guess have my son bring the babies to me there. IN the meantime, I did the best I could to keep it on. Big fat heavy sighs. Please please don't let this mess her up. Please Please don't let her end up with a perm limp. We won't even discuss the end of my gasoline, or my money in having it re wrapped. This is all I could think to do with what I have. Pot holder loops and a sock I cut the end off of. SHe stood up and it stayed in place. so at least for now it might be ok for a couple hours.
Sending healing vibes that it's okay. On the one hand, it's good to know the swelling has gone down to make the bandage too big.
Aww.....I just love the pics of Aiden with Vic and the ones of Baylee with Pepper.
I didn't know how the dogs were going to take instant babies, especially Victor. So I am relieved to know everyone is gaining from the experience. Come summer, they will be her half the time they are now, which will be far better for me because I am fraying. We just have to make it until school is out.
I am weary of worry. It makes my head hurt.
She didn't chew out the stitches, and the tendon the vet said is ok. I don't think she even stood up, so telling myself to breathe. I am awful weary of being worried. Now they are going to take the stitches out next week.
Pepper says she is tired of this stuff too. She was tail wagging at the vets tho, so i am glad she is happy about going.
WE cant win for losing. The tape at the top pulled her hair out, and the corner of the splint is digging into her leg. I took the ear off of a stuffy, and cut that in two, and worked it in where that edge is digging her, shifted the tape. This is the most depressed dog this afternoon. It's going to be a very long weekend. Maybe we will get it adjusted until she is not waving it around in the air and stress panting. Soon as that padding was in, she stopped waving it around and refusing to walk. I feel like banging my head agaisnt the wall. AT least she didnt' chew out her stitches.
We've gone rouge. I got up this morning, and the splint was half way down her leg. So before anyone goes out to potty, a trip to the store, tape, wrap, carry dog home with splint that I can't push back up, hanging, and with a slit one side and a slit the other side, I managed to get it back where it is suppose to be, add padding from a baby stuffy, that soft micro stuff, on the edge that is gouging her, and I think at least for today, we are back in business. It is going to be a very long 5 weeks.
Hugs for you and Pepper. Pepper reminds me of when CJ had her acl surgery and was in a cast. She knows how much you love her.
We must have got it right, no waving it around in the air, no hair pulling tape. And best of all, not half on and half off this morning. I do love her dearly and will be very glad when she is all back to normal. Thanks Barb.
oh my gosh smkie! What a rollercoaster ride with this--and five weeks--oh I sure hope the rest of the time goes smoother!
I love those pictures of Vic and the bubbles--your grandkids look so happy.
You've got such a knack for fixing up things!
I know I wouldn't want splint rubbing against the elbow bone either. Once it was padded the whole dog relaxed. I dont' know if the splint is just too long..is it suppose to come up to the edge of the elbow? It seems like it should stop just under.
So yesterday, was a good day for her leg. Today was not a good day. You could tell, it was stressing her. SHe woudln't walk on it, and was back to waving it around at me. When we went outside, she made a bee line for the truck. So even tho the doc had said "sometime this week" I made an appt for this afternoon. As soon as they cut the splint off I saw what was wrong. WHen I had pushed her leg back down the splint the morning it was half off and half on, I guess it pushed the short hair on her leg backward. Doesn't sound like a big deal, but it was. That was the source of her discomfort. Ever changed your part in your hair? IT can feel odd, or had a piece of clothing rub the hair on your body the wrong way ( i have a pair of socks with elastic in the middle that did that too my foot, even tho it was fine almost not there, it got me up to see what was wrong.., it can get your attention after awhile, can almost feel like splinters. FOr Pepper it was her whole leg. THe doc took the stitches out, I smoothed her hair all back in the right direction, and that damnable splint was put back on but not tight. Now she is back to her smiling, most relieved self. They want her back once a week to check on it, for the next 4 weeks, but the Doc said the tendon felt good, and the wound has healed beautifully despite all of her problems.
The day started out ok..breaking bread with Aiden
later that afternoon, she just seemed depressed. SHe kept licking at the middle of it. Which she wasnt' doing the day before.
worn out from the whole business of it..the vet wrapped it again over her elbow, but not the same way he did it last time, will be watching it closely.
Awww......Pepper is being such a good patient. I love this girl. Glad Aiden & Baylee are being good nurses too!
Aiden and I read an old golden book called Dan the Bandage Man yesterday. He gets that Pepper has a big bandage to be sure and thought maybe she should add some but I told him I think she's got enough.. Everyone from Hyia to Baylee have been keeping Pepper company. Neccy misses her playmate most of all and gives her kisses.
Lesson learned, going rouge, not such a good idea. I mean we had to do something, but by pushing her leg back into place, I did not know her hair which is so short, and rather stiff, would go against the grain for lack of better words. It would have been better to completely rewrap the whole business of it, like we had to when it came off. So don't do what I did. I made a mistake.
Oh!What a pity!take googd care of it,it will be good quickly!