July 16th 2011 1:19 pm
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Mom wrote this to her family about me:
Got back from Lobo's laser treatment. The student who worked on him commented on how I had better try harder to keep Lobo from licking his wound and keep it cleaner. Tough to do when I am at work for ten hours and he slips out of his cone and is laying in the dirt. I cannot leave him in a kennel as his prednisone makes him super thirsty and having to pee more often than usual. Impossible for him to be in a kennel while I am at work. A doctor wandered by and offered some suggestions such as taking an old T'Shirt and making him clothing that would keep a barrier between his tongue, dirt and his wound. I ended up cutting up a pair of my favorite sweatpants (but they were worn out) and making him some culottes for his front legs. I haven't stopped laughing since I put them on him. They look like clown pants! Poor boy. I think I will put the cone on as well and hope he doesn't slip out of both while I am at work. We had a normal walk today and he did good. Excuse me, but I'm still laughing. I will try and get a picture.
One thing of interest, this young woman vet student mentioned how she had lived in Kamloops all of her life except for attending vet school in Saskatoon. She is set to go back for her fourth year. She likes Saskatoon but was dreading the mosquitoes. I then asked her if she knew our cousin's daughter who just became a vet. She did! Small world. These treatments take 20 minutes, so we had plenty of time to talk. She said she liked working for Dr. Nicol because he embraced new technology like this laser therapy. It must be very new because I can't find much about it. I may be dreaming, but I think Lobo's toes drags were less pronounced on our walk today despite the heat and his compromised front leg. He is becoming a favourite patient at the clinic. And he is behaving amazingly well. I sure love that boy.
Now me talking ...
Mom laughed her face off when she put those pants on me. I'm not too sure what to think about that. I wish she wouldn't also put the cone on me but she was told that the wound was to be kept dry and away from my tongue and dirt. So, she is using the "culottes" and the cone. She says it is for my own good. Doesn't feel like it.
Hang in there Lobo and keep those culottes on!!!!!!
Oh Lobo, you be a good sport and keep the culottes on...mom is just doing her best to make you better!
Woof Woof, Molly
I think you're starting a new doggie fashion.
aww...hang in there Lobo and hope you feel better soon
Mom made me another design to protect my elbow. It looks and works much better. We will get a photo later. It is working well enough that Mom has not put the cone back on me since yesterday after I slipped it off.
I am feeling much better and the vet said things are coming along quite well now that Mom has been able to keep my tongue and dirt off my wound. I have been very good at taking my pills.