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Please to be enjoying these album covers.  I found them greatly… 
21st-Sep-2009 04:54 pm
Faux Paw

Please to be enjoying these album covers.  I found them greatly amusing:


It won't stop raining here.  People have died in the floods.  Trees are falling.  Canopies over gas station pumps are collapsing under the weight of the water.  Trailer homes, buses and cars are being swept into rivers and streams like pine needles.  This is serious business.

My dog recently had surgery - lost two toes and part of her foot, had a mass removed from her eyelid, and also had a swollen lymph node removed.  She is Frankendog, all covered in stitches and shaved in weird places.  Her go-home bandage was Tiffany blue, but today she got a new bandage, and I hear that it's black.  I'm calling it her formalwear, but it might not be as fancy as I imagine it is.

While two of the sutured areas are fine so far, the vet said her foot isn't doing as well as they had hoped -  it's greatly inflamed and red where the stitches are, and the smell is notsogood.  She suspects that the bandage and splint being "much too tight" caused these problems,  which makes me so fucking mad, because that means for 4 days our girl was suffering more than she needed to, and we had no idea.  I've had bandages on too tight before, and said, "OW, TOO TIGHT!" and adjusted them.  It makes me ill to think about her feeling that way for days, and not being able to do something about it.  

Also, we were told to never, ever, ever, EVER let the bandages get wet, which has been challenging in this weather to say the least, considering that she has no choice but to go out and pee while standing in puddles.  But, we managed to keep that foot dry, only to find out that while she was in a cage after surgery at the vet's office for a day and a half, they did not have the bandages covered, and she peed all over them.  Which was why the bandages smelled like pee.  Which we thought was just that rubbery smell that you get with latex stuff, but no...it was pee.  And when Charles asked if getting pee on her bandages the day of or after surgery, and not having the bandages changed was a major problem, the vet said no.  Which is weird, considering how I was told to pretty much fly her by helicopter to the nearest emergency vet this weekend if her foot got wet at all, with water.  Doesn't pee sound like a worse thing to get on bandages than water?  Am I crazy, here?  I know "they" say that urine is sterile, but really, that's only while it's still in the bladder.  Once it's out, Germ City.  But it's probably fine.  Since it's the vet's fault, it shouldn't cause her any problems.  

This dog had better be okay, or heads will roll.  We have to wait for biopsies to come back, and all I want to hear is "Cancer Free!  YAY!" so that I don't have to go all Cujo on someone's ass.  Her fascinating and riveting journey through surgical recovery is being captured here, if anyone cares to see something as exciting as a dog wearing a bandage, and napping a lot:   


I love her stupid, y'all.

23rd-Sep-2009 12:04 am (UTC)
OMG I know exactly how you feel about the bandage being much too tight. Toby had knee surgery years ago and the cast they put on was also 'much too tight' and when they changed it a few days later he had a sore where a fold of bandaging under the cast had slipped down and worn a hole in his leg. Eight years later he still does not have hair on that scar, even though every other major surgery (and he's had lots!) has re-haired over the scars nicely.

Many kisses between the eyes to Mackenzie!
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