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#231972 - 05/22/12 09:50 AM Re: Help! How do I bandage an elbow properly? [Re: bianca]
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How about a long sleeved t-shirt? You can trim it to fit better. A v-neck works best because the neck hole is larger. I used one of my night gowns on Tooz once because it was a v-neck and longer to cover her belly. She was comfortable in it. It had short sleeves but I could have used a long sleeved one. If I couldn't keep a bandage on, I would put a cone on and confine the dog to a room like the kitchen where I could bleach the floor instead of causing grief by wrapping it up.
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#231979 - 05/22/12 10:05 AM Re: Help! How do I bandage an elbow properly? [Re: SLEACHY]
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bianca—Hi, I’m of no real help, but I feel so bad for you, and I understand (in a small way) what you must be going through. Hugs. Here is a link with a DIY sock harness with step by step pictures. Good luck.

Homemade Sock Harness Instructions: Link with Pictures and Video
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#231983 - 05/22/12 10:33 AM Re: Help! How do I bandage an elbow properly? [Re: MSD]
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bianca, I hope you can find some type of solution that works. The sock solution wouldn't be tight enough. Wrapping keeps the fluids from accumulating, I am guessing that is why the vet is wrapping the entire leg. The elbow has to be one of the worst places to wrap, because of the location and you don't want to get it too tight. Now you have the drains to work with also.
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#231985 - 05/22/12 10:45 AM Re: Help! How do I bandage an elbow properly? [Re: MSD]
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That looks quite good MSD I have been searching for ages and that is the best DIY one I have seen - a big enough sock could fit over the bandage site. Most ones I have seen also have two people doing the bandaging as it is very difficult to both hold the leg and do the bandaging

Bianca, hugging it is hard when the amenities are not as readily available in country towns.
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#231987 - 05/22/12 10:52 AM Re: Help! How do I bandage an elbow properly? [Re: Qyn]
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I just skimmed the posts (sorry if this has been suggested) but I would try wrapping it around one leg, like the pink, bring it around his back and down the other leg. That way the good leg will stop the slipping. I would also wrap it around his chest in the other direction.

What he really needs is a good garter belt, or what men use to hold up their socks.

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#232007 - 05/22/12 01:11 PM Re: Help! How do I bandage an elbow properly? [Re: Caledon]
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SPANX! Would that work - kind of like compression hose...

Or too much pressure on the drains?

I feel for you - this is one reason I would not be able to do a THR on a dog - the aftercare would send me to the bin. Not saying that lightly either.
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#232137 - 05/23/12 06:01 AM Re: Help! How do I bandage an elbow properly? [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN]
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Thank you all so very much hugging

Well in desperation last night, I did this laugh




He was no impressed and stupid me...when I let them out to toilet this morning I forgot he was a boy rofl

Anywhoo, off to the vets this morning and they sedated him, cleaned it all out and said it looks really good! Hopefully just another week and they may be able to remove the drains. They taped it up pretty well, so I will take him back on Frid for another change of dressings.





I have also filled out the online order form for the Dogleggs.

Thank you all so much for your advice smile
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#232140 - 05/23/12 06:57 AM Re: Help! How do I bandage an elbow properly? [Re: bianca]
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Originally Posted By: bianca


He was no impressed and stupid me...when I let them out to toilet this morning I forgot he was a boy rofl




rofl

I hope that was one of Brad's shirts and not one of yours. wink Glad to hear it's looking good, that's wonderful news!!
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#232146 - 05/23/12 08:09 AM Re: Help! How do I bandage an elbow properly? [Re: bianca]
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Originally Posted By: bianca
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He was no impressed and stupid me...when I let them out to toilet this morning I forgot he was a boy rofl
...
rofl

hugging Cooper hugging
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#232156 - 05/23/12 08:38 AM Re: Help! How do I bandage an elbow properly? [Re: arycrest]
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Much as I love the contrast of those strong colored wraps against that beautiful black coat, I just want to see Cooper himself, lumpless.

Keep up the good work,
MJ

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