View Full Version : Seems like 1 step forward....then 2 back

Rj Mac
16th May 2009, 08:46 PM
Hi folks,

Seems like a while since we've been online, it's just been a bit of a slog at the mo for our Jake,

After getting the all clear from his test results when everything seemed to be healing up nicely, a secondary wound opened up under his dressing, mainly through postitional probs, his dressing had rubbed the skin raw at the knee joint, and it just wont heal, he's on his umpteenth course of anti-biotics, as this second wound is now infected, he's on twice weekly trips to the vet to have his dressing changed and the wound checked on, the vet was happier with it today than he's been in a while, so we're hoping that they've got the infection under control, and it can start to heal properly,

It's amazing how Labradors have this incredible tolerance for discomfort of any kind, he's had 2 open ulcerated wounds on his leg, the 1st from his op, and this secondary one, and had vets and nurses poking at them....cleaning etc......and he's never even curled a lip at anyone, he's just an absolute gent, a real teddy bear:rolleyes:

brid kenny
16th May 2009, 08:50 PM
Poor ol' Jake. Hope he's at the end of the trips to the vet now.

Cathy Moon
16th May 2009, 08:52 PM
So sorry Jake and you are going through this.

Is he a good boy about leaving his bandages alone and not trying to remove them?

Cathy T
16th May 2009, 11:22 PM
Oh poor Jake. Sure hope he's feeling better soon. That's really distressing to hear. But what a sweet boy to put up with all of this.

16th May 2009, 11:57 PM
I feel so sorry for jake, and I hope he feels better. You are so lucky to have such a brave boy!

17th May 2009, 09:20 AM
Poor Jake and you. All those trips to the vet must be horrible.
Hope he feels better very soon. :flwr:

17th May 2009, 10:00 AM
I hope things improve for him and you.

Rj Mac
17th May 2009, 10:21 PM
Thanks guys for all your good wishes they're greatly appreciated :thmbsup:

Is he a good boy about leaving his bandages alone and not trying to remove them?

He's been brilliant Cathy, and never once had a go at getting them off