Guest ebscearce Posted August 14, 2013 Share Posted August 14, 2013 My poor Trump-dog. He got happy-tail the first week of July. We tried a toilet paper roll to keep bandages on, and we tried a syringe for protection; he never got a scab (or a scab that stayed). On August 5, a Monday, the vet and I decided to cut his tail back to hasten the healing. He was great M/T/W, but on Thursday, he chewed out his stitches (I know, I should have muzzled him- I didn't realize it at the time). He got a staple on Thursday, and a "bandage" of large curlers around his tail; he was muzzled as soon as he came home. On Sunday, the curlers fell off- and I found out that the staple didn't hold. [WARNING: GROSS MEDICAL CONTENT] He had skin hanging off his tail; the bone was exposed; it was still wet, no scabs. The vet suggested that we put the curlers back on for protection and it would just have to heal on its own. She and I have spoken again, and she said she's at a loss for what to do. [the base of his tail has cotton on it; then the curlers are attached with elasticon; he has 4 curlers duct-taped together to protect his tail, but there is nothing to significantly prevent his tail from hitting the inside of the curler; I am concerned that the cotton has shifted and is moist from the weeping from his tail.] From my uneducated view, there is no skin to stitch together. My vet does not have cauterization- don't know if that is a possibility. It's not so wet tonight (Tuesday), but I can still see bone and blood vessels- and I am very anxious about taking off the curlers and checking it up close. So what do I do? Should this sweet dog have another surgery? Any suggestions would be wonderful! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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