Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: I was born in Germany, raised in Texas.
I really do appreciate everyone's comments and advice. None of it falls on deaf ears. I'm the type that likes to pick and choose from many resources and form my own bag of tricks so to speak. The vet should definitely be involved at least, but sometimes the experiences of other people, and their outcomes, tells me just as much on how to approach something. I have a dog today that is still with us because I decided to not give up on a situation quite as quickly as the vet recommended simply because I consulted with other owners of this particular breed who had my problem and our vet had personally never experienced this problem herself. It took a while, but even my vet is blown away at how well our dog is doing. (Talking about a dachshund who is fully mobile again after being paralyzed for 7 weeks) So anyway, please don't hesitate to tell me all your similar experiences here and how you approached them as well as how it turned out. I appreciate the comments. Just to update, we're about 1 1/2 weeks into this and I'm noticing granulated tissue start to form inside the cut which is actually encouraging. It's starting to heal from the inside out. The Underwoods had done a wonderful job keeping infection out and the damaged tissue around the outside of the cut has a nice thick baking powder crust on it (which unfortunately she likes to pick on because it must be rather tasty..grrrrr). I've started putting dabs of Nu-Stock just around the outside edges of the "crust" because it has sulfur in it and isn't quite so tasty. I would try bell boots but the trick with Underwoods is absolutely no wrapping or anything that could hold in the moisture. The wooden wedge, which was my vets idea, has actually been a lot of help. It definitely keeps the wound closed better than just standing on it barefooted and square. And lots of prayers. To me, that's hugely important. I know y'all don't really know me or my Moon, but I would appreciate a prayer if y'all feel led to. :)