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Wilbur could use some prayers and good thoughts today. We're going back to the vet because last night, as I was cleaning the wound on his leg, I noticed the drainage has developed an unpleasant odor. The wound also seems deeper to me today. And finally, a third spot has now opened. See attached photo.

 

He's not in terrible distress, but I can tell he's uncomfortable with it today.

 

So, please keep him in your thoughts. I know he's had a tough time these last five weeks.

 

 

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Wonderful news!!!

 

There is no infection in his leg and after spending the afternoon doing water therapy with him, the large wound is sealed and dry. OMG, the large wound is completely dry! I'm so relieved I could cry.

 

We do still have the new opening to deal with, but it's much smaller and draining so much less. I have just a band-aid on him this evening. I'll be doing more water therapy with that tomorrow.

 

Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for all the thoughts, prayers, and advice. I'm hoping this is the turning point on this part of his injury and we can now look forward to February 1st when the rod comes out of his leg.

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February 1! Hope it's here in a twinkling for you and your sweet boy.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
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He's dozing right now, and I keep going back to check on him, half expecting the flood gates on the wound to have opened. But it's dry! Doing a happy dance tonight!!! elephantdance.gif

 

The best part, really, is he seems to feel better and is a lot calmer.

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The best part, really, is he seems to feel better and is a lot calmer.

:grouphug

 

How are you doing the water therapy? It sounds great.

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remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, Nutmeg, and Jeter

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The best part, really, is he seems to feel better and is a lot calmer.

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How are you doing the water therapy? It sounds great.

 

 

I put a thick towel across his leg just below the wound. I use a small bucket of warm water and a rag. While he's lying down, I get the rag sopping wet and gently squeeze it out over the wound. It runs over the wound, and the towel soaks up the runoff. For about 20 minutes at a time, I repeat it over and over again. Once I finish, I clean it with Betadine and then put antibiotic ointment over it. I did that every couple of hours and by this evening we could see the change.

 

I can't say this would have worked when the wound first opened, because it was obvious it needed to drain; but I can't say it wouldn't have helped. Last week I did warm compresses where I was just putting a warm rag on the wound, and I only did that once or twice a day for about three days. Then I got frustrated with the amount of drainage and quit.

 

I've seen it said on here that water therapy is a miracle, and I believe it.

 

ETA: I did this with him lying down because the wound is on his broken leg, and he's not putting any weight on that leg. There's no way I could get him to stand still for twenty minutes to let me do this.

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