August 13, 2015

Doing alright

After Tuesday's events I am doing alright.

There has been no swelling in my leg, which is really good. Mom is watching me like a hawk, and being very careful about keeping the injured areas, especially the deeper one, clean. 

We came back to NJ and Dad's house yesterday. We returned for a few reasons, one of which is that my uncle Steve is currently working from home and will keep an eye on me while Mom works. 

I'm doing alright...but I am most definitely not myself. It's hard to be yourself when things hurt, though.

The good news is, is that they won't hurt forever...and I'm sure that in a few days or so I'll be feeling just fine again.


But for now...I'm just going to sit here and not move too much, ok?

((Wes' Mom: I really do hate seeing my little dog the way he is right now. When I came home from work yesterday (early, because all I was doing was worrying myself sick about him) and went down to my room he was on my bed. He was feeling so bad he didn't do more then life his head to look at me before just laying it back down again.  Usually he's a crazy wiggle-butt when I get home and makes these ridiculous little happy sounds. When I went upstairs to get his antibiotic he didn't follow, which he normally does. Gave him the antibiotic and then just sat with him on my bed for awhile, there may have been tears on my end. The next time I went upstairs he DID follow me after a few minutes, which made me very happy. 

Packed up our bags, headed to NJ and he seemed to be pretty much himself at this point. Chris got the wiggle-butt that I didn't when Wes saw him...as did Chris' brother Steve and both his parents. Fed Wes and he ate happily. Chris and I went out to get Wesley a few things, and when we got back he happily scarfed up the doggie S'mores flavored cookies we'd found. 

Two of them, actually. LOL 

This morning was an early one as I had to go to work. Wesley wasn't very inclined to move. We went downstairs, he stayed up in the bed. I came upstairs and carried him down. Took him out, but he wasn't interested in going to the bathroom...he just sat and looked sad at me.

Gave him his anti-inflammatory/pain med before I left for work.

Got back and he was hanging out with Steve in Steve's room. Jumped off and came right too me, but didn't wiggle butt. He opted instead to lay down and get belly rubs. Tried to coax him to walk to me a few feet down the hall...and he did but then just curled up in my lap. Gave him him antibiotic packed into a little ball of the canned food I'm currently feeding him and he took it no problem. Carried him downstairs to take him out, as I was told he hadn't gone to the bathroom at all yet today. Took him out and set him down, tried to get him to walk a bit and 'go potty' but he just sat and stared again. 

We were out there for about half and hour to fourty-five minutes and he didn't move anymore then to lay down or drink some of the water I brought out for him.  Tried to offer him one of the S'mores dog cookies he was so happy to snarf down yesterday, but he wanted nothing to do with it. 

Offered him a spoonful of his canned food to see if was rejecting food totally or just rejecting the cookie and was glad when he ate that right up, too.

As of right now his deepest wound is looking good...there is no swelling and the fluids that were draining seem to have slowed down/stopped. I got an anti-septic spray yesterday along with the cookies that I've been spraying on a paper towel and then wiping around the area to be sure it's clean and won't infect. The three smaller wounds by the base of his tail I'm just spraying openly with the spray.

He seems to be alright, but I'm sure he's hurting. I can't imagine him not. The dog that left the marks (not a random stranger's dog, but a dog we do know...NOT Honey) is a dog double his size and weight ; a 9 or 10 month old, 40 pound lab/shepard mix. 

It's a long story, and there IS a history between the two of them. I'd like to not have him anywhere NEAR this other dog, and have had that feeling for a LONG time...but right now we don't really have a choice in the matter. 

But anyway...he seems to be doing ok. Right now what I'm most worried about is the fact that he hasn't gone to the bathroom since about 7pm yesterday. Number one OR number two.

I am happy to report, that as I am writing this Chris arrived and HE got the wiggle-butt greeting that I did not. It wasn't it's usually length of wiggle-butt...but it was there.

My usually Wesley is in there somewhere, just locked up with hurt.

:(


...this just happened, and I have to share it. Wesley wonders why his Dad is wearing the cone of shame. LOL













18 comments:

  1. Hope ya are feelin better soon buddy.

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  2. We hope he starts going to the bathroom. It makes the hoomans feel better. We sure hope you get feeling better Wesley! Our mom had a dog a long time ago named Leroy and this mean dog came into Leroy's yard and beat him up real bad. So after getting a million stitches from the dogtur, Leroy crawled under the bed and would NOT come out for food, water, or to go to the bathroom. Then after 3 days he heard dad opening a package of red licorice and he came crawling out cuz he wanted some of it. Mom says it was hell watching her baby suffer so she knows how it is.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  3. Poor baby! Hope he feels better soon!

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  4. Now I feel bad about complaining to Mom about going to da fur stealers today.
    Rest up buddy and I'll send up some POTP for you to get all wiggle butt better real fast.
    Wags,
    Ranger

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  5. Dear Wesley, we are sorry that you are hurting and probably feeling scared about what happened to you. We hope you get feeling better and like your old self soon doing your wiggle butts and please go potty OK!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  6. Oh Wesley we hope you feel better soon buddy! Is it the cone of shame that is bothering you? Maybe you just need to have more treats? Get well soon!!

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  7. Oh no Wesley, I just got caught up with what happened to you and I'm sorry that this happened to you. I hope you feel better soon. Big dogs can be such bullies or real pains in the ass. Sorry I just had to say that last part.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  8. Sounds like mum was the one there when the injury happened....was at the Vets....is the one doing the nursing, so is getting the blame for the accident. We're sure Wesley's wiggle-bum will be back in action soon. BUT we'll still keep our paws crossed and send POTP your way.

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  9. So glad that your ouchie is getting a little better. I remember a few months ago when I had gotten loose that this dog who is smaller than me grabbed my neck in its mouth and really gave me some really bad ouchies (as well as a few small ones). Mum took me to the dogtur and did all sorts of things to me!!! So I can really feel for you Wesley. We will all be giving the POTB for you. Take care.

    ttfn and toodle pip

    Cookie

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  10. I sure hope it will not hurt furever and ever... I cross my paws and I send POTP to you that the pains go away soon... and that loudspeaker too. hugs to you...

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  11. Oh my poor Wesley. Actually it sounds like you're doing pretty good for someone who just had someone bigger try to eat his butt. I still have all that POTP headed straight in your direction. Take a few days to rest but let your Mom know you're still there. She loves you so much.

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  12. Feel better soon Wesley....I can only imagine how helpless you must feel :-(

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  13. Dear Wesley and Mom...we have surely been thinking about you both. I'm so glad Wesley is healing physically...it might take a while for him to feel better mentally. He is still trying to figure out what the heck happened. It is rough when either human or pet realizes not EVERYONE love you as much as you love everyone. Here in our city someone is up in arms about dogs being required to be on a leash in public parks (not dog parks). The first thing I thought about was Wesley and my other friends being attacked by mean dogs. I have never been to a dog park but I expect most dogs there are socialize and play nice.
    When you have dogs attacking for no reason you don't want them running free....especially in public parks...
    Give Wesley a kissy from us
    madi and mom

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  14. PS when my friend's pug was attacked in her own neighborhood when she was on a leash and the other wasn't on a leash...it took lots of itty bitty short walks and outside time to get her feeling comfie...

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  15. We are keeping all our feets crossed you will be healed up soon
    Lily & Edward

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  16. Dearest Wes, pleeeease get betters soon sweetie! Paws crossed you perk up very quickly, sending you lots of luffs and healing licks kisses (big hugs to Mom 'cos she's worrying, luffs you Mom)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  17. That medicine sometimes messes with a dogs tummy so we sure hope buddy you get to feeling better, we are pulling for you! love and love stella rose

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  18. We're sorry to hear Wes isn't feeling quite up to par. He probably is a bit sore from the bites and maybe even has some muscle stiffness. We sure hope he feels better soon.

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