Poor, Poor Boogie

Monday, August 11, 2008
Boogie has a large pressure sore from his splint on his hock. It's really swollen and really ugly looking.

He's on antibiotics, and the new splint is shorter to allow the sore to heal.

I knew this was a distinct possibility when we decided to splint the leg instead of have surgery, but I can't help feeling like it's my fault for not noticing his discomfort. There was a reason he was being so good about not being active - the damn splint was painful as hell.

Poor Boogie.

He goes back Wednesday morning for a recheck.

10 comments:

MWT said...

Nuuuuu... :(

Poor Boogie.

Nathan said...

Awwwww.

And here in Brooklyn, LuLu is finally declared fungus-free, while Teufel is still stinky and a little reptilian.

Jeri said...

Poor baby! I hope it heals soon - and don't feel too guilty as a dog-mommy, it's awfully hard to know what's going on when they don't speak up and tell us in English, dammit! I only wish mine could, sometimes. (And sometimes not, since Murphy is a scary combo of enthusiasm and stupidity.)

kimby said...

Poor Boogie!
Hope is gets around to feeling better now.

Random Michelle K said...

Umm... I posted a nice sympathetic comment about Boogie, but apparently the Internet ate it.

Or maybe Boogie ate it, thinking it would make him feel better.

Will the shorter splint make the recover longer? Will you have to keep him calmer with the shorter sprint? You don't have to put him in a cone collar to keep him from licking the sore do you? Because that might be adding insult to injury in his opinion.,

Eric said...

Hope the pup feels better soon. Good luck and hope you get good news Wednesday.

Janiece Murphy said...

Michelle, no cone collar, thank the gods. He's scared to death of them, and he's not chewing, so no need.

We're not sure how this will affect his recovery - we'll see how it goes on Wednesday.

Anne C. said...

Awwww... I hate to see/hear about animals in pain. :(

Give him a good pet for me.

Janiece Murphy said...

He's getting plenty of sympathy and love, I can assure you.

Not as good as back scratches from his Auntie Anne, but he'll make do.

Unfortunately, he can't take pain killers - he won't drink when he takes them, and with his substandard kidneys, we can't have that.

:(

Carol Elaine said...

Poor little Boogie's not having an easy time of it, is he?

It's not your fault, Janiece - until our pets develop the ability to speak to us in our language, we can only guess what's going on with them. Luckily, those of us with pets to whom we pay attention tend to guess correctly more often than not.

Here's some scritchies for Boogie!