The night before we left Florida, I, Lily Belle started licking my back paw like crazy. Mommy looked at it and couldn't see anything butt I kept licking away. While we were in the hotel, Mommy took another good look and realized that between some of my toes, it was getting raw and oozing a bit. When we were pulling into our NY driveway, Mommy called our Vet. Two hours later I was whisked away.
This was on June 25th
Not really sure what happened to my paw in FL, but it is really annoying. I'm now on an antibiotic, an anti inflammatory and a paw soaking solution. Oh crap, did I mention they put me in the Cone of Fame?
Because of my IVDD surgery a few years ago, it has to be a soft, pliable cone. Butt I'm outsmarting the hoomans! I figured out how to reach my back paw and still lick it. Mommy bought baby socks butt I'm not having none of that either.
Then on Friday, the very first weed Mommy pulled, unearthed a swarm of ground wasps. Sure enough, Mommy got stung. She pulled out the stinger (after killing the bastard - her words, not mine) and washed her arm. By late Saturday afternoon Mommy's arm was turning hot, red and swelling up. Daddy had to take her to the after hours medical center for medicine. The wasp had a dirty stinger.
Now, let's talk about my paw again. Notice the picture above from the 25th? Not too terribly bad looking butt really bothersome.
See how much worse it is getting? So back to the Vet's again. Still can't see anything in there. Mr. Vet took a BIG needle and stuck it in the sore part. I was NOT happy and kept crying and flinching. Mommy thought she was gonna hurl up her lunch. After looking at the sample under the microscope he said we're doing all the right things for the infection and it's just going to take time to start draining. Mr. Vet said it was OK for me to lick it (since nothing is preventing me from getting at it with my licker.) Mommy doesn't like that idea because she's worried it will upset my tummy.
Well today is July 8th and yesterday it started to drain a little yucky stuff from many holes. We've been soaking it like crazy in the medicine. Mommy said some areas are actually getting bigger NOT smaller, so we're off once again this afternoon to have it looked at. Geez, can't a girl get a break around here.
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on what it is, what to do, etc.?? Mommy is stumped!
Now...... G-Pa Bob is getting all settled into his new Home at Happy Acres. It's taking everyone some getting used to it and all the changes. Butt you know what? He's STILL smiling!
Mommy said it is a nice place and they are keeping him really busy all day long. He's already been out on their scenic drive, played bingo & cards, goes to exercise class daily, plays hangman, found the ice cream parlor, had an old friend come visit and so much more. He's in a nice big room that has now been decorated with family pictures, his recliner chair, favorite blanket, has dog treats for us and even a new doggie water bowl for when we visit.
They have beautiful patio's that they all sit out on frequently. And we heard the food is A #1.
Mommy is up there every day with him. We've not been there yet because of my paw butt you can bet once I'm better, we'll be spending lot's of time there spreading our love around.
The hooman's all spent July 4th together and had a great time having BBQ & watching fireworks.
Mommy said our house is really empty since G-Pa Bob doesn't live here anymore. It still makes her really sad.
Muffin and I have been hanging on our deck almost every day watching the deer while Mommy continues to pick the weeds.
Sorry we've not been around, butt we've been busy getting life organized again. It seems like the work never ends.
Love you all!
Lily Belle & Gang