Thursday, August 30, 2007

Woe Is Pup

The bad news: The vet removed Elke's bandage yesterday and naturally she began to lick and bother the stitches. So, out came a huge e-collar. This thing looks like a lampshade and the poor dog is bumping into everything.

The good news: The pathology report on the growth on her foot was a cutaneous calcinosis secondary to a pressure point.

We were very happy to hear that. Now all we have to do is keep our sanity until her foot heals.


At August 30, 2007 1:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

awww, sad poochie.


At August 30, 2007 2:44 PM, Blogger Shover Robot said...

yeah PITA is not going to approve of this!

At August 30, 2007 3:09 PM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Praise G*D it was minor! We dodged a bullet last year with my puppy-wuppy tearing the tendon in his knee, but we got it healed without surgery!


At August 30, 2007 4:08 PM, Blogger cube said...

pez: it is a sad thing indeed to watch this poor dog run around with this thing on her head.

shover: it's to keep her away from the stitches in her foot, but I caught her licking her foot today!

tmw: we have some lucky dogs.

At August 30, 2007 4:10 PM, Blogger nanc said...

i always expect the dog who wears one of these to break out a cigar, a glass of brandy and start singing or telling jokes...


At August 30, 2007 4:37 PM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Nanc-Or intoning in proper Elizabethan English about the dreadful conditions they find themselves enduring...with great fortitude of course!
Cube-Blessed puppies for sure!


At August 30, 2007 9:36 PM, Blogger BeckEye said...

Aw, poor puppy! I hope she's back to normal soon.

At August 31, 2007 1:44 AM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Awww, she looks cute.
I wonder what she's thinking???

At August 31, 2007 2:04 AM, Blogger 8675309 said...

Poor little thing! Hang in there, Cube. We'll pray for quick healing!

And keep that e-collar -- you never know when it might come in handy. At last year's Halloween costume contest, my friend used an e-collar, a large, green-painted jingle bell and some red pipe cleaners to transform her dog into a martini glass. :)

At August 31, 2007 7:37 AM, Blogger nanc said...



At August 31, 2007 8:12 AM, Blogger cube said...

nanc: the lampshade would have to be on her head for the jokes.

tmw: there you go...

To sleep! perchance to dream... of getting rid of this freakin' collar!

beckeye: thank you.

j.d.: see my reply to tmw ;-)

jenny: lol. I think my dog might build a bonfire in the backyard & burn the thing.

nanc: I hear you.

At August 31, 2007 11:53 AM, Blogger Shover Robot said...

aww well get well soon Elke!

At August 31, 2007 12:29 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Thank goodness it wasn't cancer! WHEW!

At August 31, 2007 2:07 PM, Blogger cube said...

shover: Thanks. She seems to be on the mend. The vet took the stitches out this morning & bandaged the foot again. We're off the e-collar, thank goodness. It was driving everyone, including Elke, crazy.

brooke: It was a tense week for us humans. Elke didn't mind anything as much as wearing that e-collar.

We'll have a nice carefree weekend.

At September 04, 2007 4:54 PM, Blogger Jen said...

It's cute, like a big old frame for her pretty face :-)

At September 04, 2007 5:32 PM, Blogger cube said...

jen: Elke's a cutie, but lately she's also being a bad dog. She's able to whip her foot around the lampshade, er, e-collar, & pick at her wound.

So we wrapped her wound with bandages & she's managed to rip them off & pick at her wound.

We're at our wit's end. It's all about wound management & we just don't know how to manage this one.


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