February 2nd 2012 9:40 am
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Hi friends ... I have had a swollen and painful knee for a few days. The swelling went away and I was fine for the last 3 days. Then, Mom got home from work at midnight and saw me licking at a HUGE open wound on my knee. I was walking fine, but that sure didn't look fine. She rinsed it with saline solution and tried to put a dressing on it but I wouldn't let her. So, she stuck the dreaded cone on me and we both slept in the basement. Well I slept some and she didn't sleep much at all. Even with that cone on, I was still able to mess with that wound a bit.
So, of course, 8am and we were at the vet clinic. Looks like I will be there for the day and maybe overnight. Mom is waiting for a call from the vet to see what they think. Most likely I will need some patching up, but sure would be nice to know what caused this. I had something similar about 2 1/2 years ago, but not this bad. And, no doubt, Mom will have to make me wear the cone for a while. (She will need to buy a new one as this one is trashed.) I hate the cone. I can't even fit in my dog house when I wear that stupid thing. Doing stairs with it on is very tough. And Kitcat is frightened of me when I have that thing on. And I'm sure I will be on pills again.
oh noes, so sorry that you've had a rough couple of nights, sure hope that whatever is on your knee heels fast, maybe you can stay inside if you need to wear the cone and can't fit in your dog house. Keep us posted, POTP
I hope that you don't have to wear that cone for long.
Oh Sweetie.... wondering if its scar tissue and a little weaker ?
I am just reading this now, Lobo. Will go and read your other diary entries now.