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#97588 - 10/24/10 01:43 PM Re: immediate advice needed!! [Re: Islandgsds]
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I keep checking my email even though my phone notifies me when one comes in lol. When I sent the picture she was on her way to church. So she's probably still at church, or out to lunch after because it's lunch time.
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#97590 - 10/24/10 02:13 PM Re: immediate advice needed!! [Re: Lin]
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Just checking back to see if you heard anything. How is Tessa? Does it seem to be bothering her now that she has the big hard cast off and you've cleaned it?
Have you bathed it today? I would keep it clean and hydrated until you see a vet tomorrow.
At least that is what I would do if it was one of my guys. Hope you hear something soon.
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#97634 - 10/24/10 06:39 PM Re: immediate advice needed!! [Re: Islandgsds]
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I've heard back some from my friend, and sent more pictures. She's asking her husband if its going to need debridement (I'm concerned about the greyish tissue in the center.) She sent me some articles and a link to her husbands website to an article on using honey or sugar for decubitus ulcers. I haven't had a chance to read much yet, haven't read his at all because its in hungarian lol. But she said it has a lot of pictures, and to call her and she will translate for me. His website is asking for a user log in and password so I emailed her and asked what I should do.

I went to my storage unit instead of walmart, so I could get access to all my supplies. I flushed it first with spray sterile saline, then blotted dry with sterile gauze. Then I really covered it in betadine (parts of my fingers are still yellow...) After that I put on some EMT gel ( http://emtgel.com/ ) and covered in more sterile gauze, followed by vetwrap. I also found somewhat of a sore on the inside of her hock, I noticed fur peeling off to expose some raw skin so I went ahead and removed ALL of the cotton. There was tape directly on the fur, so the tape pulled off all the fur and a layer of skin on that spot. Its not bad like the other one, just looks like it was skinned/scraped. I did the same to it though as I did the other wound.

I took pictures, but I need to be somewhere in 20 minutes so I'll have to upload and post them later. Oh, good news is the swelling that was around the ulcer last night was gone! So its definitely better already just by removing the pressure of the cast.
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#97671 - 10/24/10 08:53 PM Warning, gross pictures [Re: Lin]
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Ok, uploaded the photos. I'm going to go ahead and post the one from last night as a comparison to the new ones.

Last night
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e103/Lin_171/Tessa/Hock/CIMG0062.jpg

Today
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e103/Lin_171/Tessa/Hock/CIMG0070.jpg

I was pulling the cotton a little bit further away for flushing the ulcer, when I noticed this. So I went ahead and removed ALL the cotton (previously had only removed some from the toes which was wet, and the cotton over the ulcer)
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e103/Lin_171/Tessa/Hock/CIMG0066.jpg

This is showing the cotton I cut away, and the strip of tape that removed some of the skin along with fur...
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e103/Lin_171/Tessa/Hock/CIMG0067.jpg

And after I cleaned it, and put EMT gel on it so thats why it looks a little goopy.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e103/Lin_171/Tessa/Hock/CIMG0069.jpg


Edited by MaxaLisa (10/25/10 07:36 PM)
Edit Reason: changed images to links, they were ucky!
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#97674 - 10/24/10 09:01 PM Re: Warning, gross pictures [Re: Lin]
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bumping these out of Active Topics....ouch! sick
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#97762 - 10/25/10 12:14 AM Re: Warning, gross pictures [Re: MaxaLisa]
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frown How is Tessa?
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#97765 - 10/25/10 12:42 AM Re: Warning, gross pictures [Re: kelso]
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doing ok, I gave her some tramadol for pain.

her foot swelled up from only having her hock wrapped. So I undid the vetwrap and put some tape loosely to hold the gauze on. I just have to make sure she doesn't start licking it! Once the swelling goes away I will wrap the entire leg. Unless the vet appt comes before that happens!
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Sorry dude. I can't live up to your expectations all of the time. Sometimes I'm going drink six miniature bottles of rum and then draw horses. That's just the way the world works.- Allie Brosh

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#97772 - 10/25/10 01:34 AM Re: Warning, gross pictures [Re: Lin]
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Sending healing thoughts and vibes for Tessa. Hoping that you can see your vet soon. Wishing only good things for Miss Tessa! crossedfingers crossedfingers crossedfingers
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#97792 - 10/25/10 06:35 AM Re: Warning, gross pictures [Re: Braverhund]
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Oh poor Tessa, that does look painful. Sending healing thoughts too and hoping you can get some sleep hugging
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#97824 - 10/25/10 09:33 AM Re: Warning, gross pictures [Re: bianca]
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Checking in to see how the patient is doing. Good luck getting in to see your vet today. hugging to Tessa and you both.
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