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Mango's been home for 6 days now and is doing just fine. She's getting around really well, and I'm managing the hydrotherapy on her incision site with no problem. The fact that she's lost weight works in my benefit for the moment, because I can lift and carry her with no real effort. I haven't seen any change in the wound, but I now see it all day every day, so it won't be as noticeable to me.

 

I thought I would post some new pics for all of you who supported us through the scary parts. Also thought seeing pics of a homemade Bite-Not Collar might help those who search, as I did, for how to make it. I'm a show-me kinda gal, so I always welcome pictures. :rolleyes:

 

And all the way at the bottom, if you want the gory stuff, is a picture of the incision site. I found out, talking to a friend this weekend, that this big of an area of necrosis isn't that unusual. I'd not heard of it, but here it is, for the record.

 

"Momma, I'm trying to rest and recooooperate here!"

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"Okay! Enough with the flashy thing..."

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And the incision, if you dare.

 

 

 

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Kate, with Nedra and Holly
Missing Greyhound Angels Mango, Takoda, Ruger, Delta, and Shiloh, kitty Angel Hoot, cat-tester extraordinaire, and Rocky, the stray cat who came to stay for a little while and then moved on.
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It's good to hear she's doing well, she sure is a little doll! And the collar you made is great, good job. And Mango, you keep up the good work young lady

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I think she looks incredibly beautiful, and that incision is going to get better and better. Both of you are doing really well. Give her a gentle hug, please, and know that you're still in our prayers.

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She looks great!!! I am very happy Mango is recovering well, let's keep it up! Cool collar, my guess is a lot more comfortable than those plastic lampshades they make you buy!!!

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It is good to see that Mango is doing so much better in her recovery. That collar is wonderful and does look so much more comfortable. Can you post some directions on how to make it or send me to a website with instructions? You just never know when this information will be needed. (Sorry if it was already posted and I missed it. :blush )

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She looks GREAT -- and what a good job on the collar!

 

Hugs and hopes for smooth healing from here on out.

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Mango just had her first recheck at the vet, and he is very pleased with her progress. He said the wound is smaller than it was a week ago - I'm seeing it every day now, so I can't tell as easily - and that it's beginning to get granulation, which is good.

 

My "biggie" girl isn't such a biggie right now. :( She down from her usual 78 lbs to just 57 lbs. No wonder I'm able to lift her into the tub so easily. But's she's eating well, so I'm not too worried about that just yet. And the lighter weight I'm sure is helping while she builds up strength in her remaining legs and works out her new balance.

 

Since Fiona asked, and if you all don't mind, I'm going to post a separate thread with the collar instructions and picture.

 

Thank you all for your continued good thoughts. They're helping - they truly are! :wub: you guys!

Kate, with Nedra and Holly
Missing Greyhound Angels Mango, Takoda, Ruger, Delta, and Shiloh, kitty Angel Hoot, cat-tester extraordinaire, and Rocky, the stray cat who came to stay for a little while and then moved on.
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Aww, good job Mango :) and good job Kate :)

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Sending healing thoughts to Mango, and her wonderful Mum.

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Keep up the good work pretty girl. :wub:

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My "biggie" girl isn't such a biggie right now. :( She down from her usual 78 lbs to just 57 lbs. No wonder I'm able to lift her into the tub so easily.

Did she have 4 legs when she was 78 lbs? A leg weighs about 10 lbs.

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My "biggie" girl isn't such a biggie right now. :( She down from her usual 78 lbs to just 57 lbs. No wonder I'm able to lift her into the tub so easily.

Did she have 4 legs when she was 78 lbs? A leg weighs about 10 lbs.

 

Yes, that was her weight the day I took her in because of a limp. I was wondering how much a leg weighed... :blush

Kate, with Nedra and Holly
Missing Greyhound Angels Mango, Takoda, Ruger, Delta, and Shiloh, kitty Angel Hoot, cat-tester extraordinaire, and Rocky, the stray cat who came to stay for a little while and then moved on.
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Just catching up with Mango and her wonderful Mom. She look absolutely fabulous and I just LOVE the modified collar! Hugs all around and prayers bombarding you both!

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