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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Inprovise

Yesterday after Echo fell down the stairs he was in much pain in his neck. The vet  gave him Rx for the pain but it did not seem to help him. He panted and paced for 7 hours straight without being able to lay down. We finally had the idea to put the plastic collar on him that keeps him from turning his head to lick the stitches when he has had cysts removed.
That did the trick and he was finally able to lay down. The collar is designed to keep them from licking wounds but it also serves as a way to stabilize his neck therefore giving him relief. That collar has given him the opportunity to recover along with the medicine. He is doing better today but still has pain spasms if he moves his head to the left. We can see some improvement and are happy we finally thought of the collar. Sometimes you just have to improvise.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

I am so sympathetic regarding Echo's latest mishap. There is nothing more concerning in the lives of "dog people" than a fur baby in pain. Living as you do in an isolated area means that you have come to terms with the necessity of DIY in all parts of your lives. Instant access to any sort of help is just non-existent. I, too, have lived in remote areas where the only access to emergency professional help was via helicopter. It is a good place to be, I think. The concept of self-reliance, especially in this country, is nearly an unknown thing among the majority of people. It requires a different mind-set, a true engagement of our unused mental abilities. Hence--the plastic neck "brace". Made me smile.

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