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Still not healed!

April 9th 2010 1:58 pm
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I had to go back to the vet's again. This makes 4 visits in 1-1/2 weeks! The first time Dr. Porte cut back the nail back to where it was broken and bandaged it up. Then I went back to have it checked, and the vet said if I lick it a lot then I have to have it wrapped again. He said it would probably be a week for it to completely heal, so just finish out the antibiotics and pain pills. Well, the next day mom took me back to have it wrapped - at least this time it was blue instead of pink. Mom had to go out of town for the day, so the dog walker followed all of her instructions on what to do to keep it dry. But when dad got home, the dressing was wet. So since we have all of the same supplies at home, dad rewrapped it. The next day it was wet again (because it was raining so much and somehow I got out of the plastic). So mom took it off and kept my collar on. She kept me close to her to remind me to not lick it.

Yesterday, mom went out of town again! I didn't want my breakfast yesterday but mom got me to eat a few bites. When dad got home, he said I was running around like usual then I got sick and didn't want to do or eat anything. So today when I woke up, I wouldn't even come out of my bed, even to go outside. She inspected my injury and decided it was infected again. So mom pulled me out of bed, and the next thing I knew I was at the vet's office. Dr. Kim cut the nail all of the way back this time because it has split going the other way and was causing a pathway for bacteria and it was infected. He said another dog recently got tetanus from a toenail injury like this, so he wanted me on antibiotics again. The good news, I get the dressing off tomorrow and I can lick it all I want, and NO MORE COLLAR! Woo hoo...

Bottom line, mom can't go out of town any more when I have an injury....

Barked by: Amazing Grace (Dogster Member)

April 11th 2010 at 2:20 pm

I was just strolling along looking at diaries and saw yours. What a handsome fella you are! My you sure have had a time of it with your nail.... Hope all is better now! I guess, I'd better no get so excited when Grandma does my nails. I sure wouldn't want a nail ouchie! like you had.... Poor boy! glad you had a good fur Doc to help you out... Hugs, mazy




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