Thursday, February 26, 2009

Poor Hersey Bell

When we got Hershey Bell neutered last month, we also had his dew claws removed. I noticed earlier this week that one of his incisions wasn't healing proper and looked raw. I called the vet and they wanted to see him. Shawn took him in that day and I asked him to call me when he was home. He called me and said "it isn't good" and then proceeded to laugh out loud. He could barely talk. Once I finally got it out of him, he said that Hershey's incision is infected and the vet gave him an antibiotic to take for the next 10 days and also wants him to wear the dreaded cone for the next week to keep him from biting at the incision and to give it a chance to heal. The cone is what Shawn was laughing at. I know it's not funny, but he does look funny running around the yard with the cone on. We've been leaving him outside during the day with the cone on, so when I get home from work, I've been letting him in and taking the cone off. He's been doing good at not biting at his wound, so I'm going to continue to leave it off when we are home. Should he start nipping at the wound, I guess I'll be a bad mom and put the cone back on him.

1 comment:

~*~Tracey~*~ said...

LOL, how funny! I love the first picture. It's like he's saying, mah, don't take my picture with this thing on my head!!