Last week, I told you that Dr. de la Cruz (Dr. Dreamy) came by to help with Tess’ foot swelling and sole infection due to whatever nasty organism that had gotten under some new proud flesh that had grown up in there.
Tess grows ample proud flesh in the negative space of her sole. The DRs tell me this overgrowth is because the foot doesn’t have enough blood supply (yet) to grow appropriate sole – yet the foot wants to grow something to fill in the gaps – so it grows proud flesh.
Anyway, she had an infection in her sole that I couldn’t flush clean. So, I called the vet.
That was 10 days ago and the blog about that is linked here.
Dr. de la Cruz came back yesterday to check on Tess.
The great news is that the infection in her sole was gone! He had put a steroid on that overgrowth so it would regress – and it did.
All of the swelling was gone – Phew! And, Tess didn’t need any sedation during the entire vet visit!
In the end, Dr. de la Cruz suggested I still wrap her left leg as a support. He reduced her daily pain meds and told me to continue on her antibiotics for now.
He will return in 3 weeks to check on her right foot infection track. If it has not cleared completely, he will excavate a little more. It would be incredible if we could get to that infection and halt it.
SPEAKING OF INFLAMMATION – HAS ANYONE TRIED RAPID RESPONSE?
It was suggested that I try Rapid Response for Tess’ inflammation… I’m not one to give her something that I either haven’t tried myself or has strong positive research behind it.
So, since I have never heard of or tried Rapid Response – and since they have it for humans – I ordered some for myself. I have Lyme Disease and am chronically inflamed somewhere in my body at most times… might as well try it.
If it works for me, I’ll try it on Tess.
MT AND HER CONCOCTION OF MEDS AND ULCER PREVENTATIVE
Since MT is prone to ulcers if she is on antibiotics – adding pain meds like oral Banamine could be a recipe for disaster. Also, the DR told me that oral Banamine can result in mouth ulcers – ugh! I didn’t want any of that!
Because of the ulcer issue, I am giving her the oral Banamine with Omega Alpha Gastra-FX. Sometimes I also alternate and give her Haul N Go instead of the Gastra-FX because it promotes evacuation (manure).
So far, so good. She actually takes her meds much better and doesn’t seem to hate me twice a day.
Here she is, watching me approach with my syringe full of her twice daily pain med/ulcer remedy concoction.
AND FROM YESTERDAY… IN CASE ANY OF YOU COULD NOT SEE THE PHOTOS…
Yesterday I uploaded terrific illustrations of Scoutypants and Shiva. The files were large and many of you could not view them. So, here they are again, smaller. You can click on them to enlarge.
ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE BUCKET FUND!
Sweet and delicate Mama Tess sterling “Stand in the Light” pendant on 16″ ball chain. Only $22!