Here is the patient today! I think he feels better. His weight is down 5 lbs in 6 weeks ( only 15 to go)! His drooling and breath are 100% better and the best thing is that he can see comfortably out of his right eye! I am so happy for him!!! His energy is returning and he is much more lively. He is tolerating his e collar well, though my legs are not...bruised up from him crashing into me. His stitches come out on 9-4. Looking forward to taking him to the beach again!!
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Here is the patient. Aren't the socks cute? I am using those to make sure he cannot get paw traction to pull his collar off. His entropion repair seems to be a success and his teeth are clean. Apparently he had extra "redundant" skin in his eyelid area that our vet had to cut out. Yuck. He will wear the e collar for 10 days and get his stitches out on Sept. 4: just in time for the holiday weekend. Bummer is that there is no beach walking until Sept. 4....we will make it up to him and Murphy over the holiday weekend.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Jerry has his big surgery day tomorrow to repair the entropion in his right eye and to get his teeth cleaned. Please keep his vet and Jerry in your thoughts. We are hopeful that this eyelid repair will be successful. Stay tuned.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
So here is what arrived in our lives on July 19, 2015. Nope, not an Airedale, obviously a black Lab. Say hello to Jerry. He needed a home and we were ready to take on a new furry family member. He is six years old and a good natured, sweet dog. He is overweight and has an entropion (rolled eyelid) on his right eye. It was repaired once, but was not successful. We will be forging ahead with that surgery next week to see if we can get better results for him. Murphy was not too taken with our non-terrier addition. He sulked for a couple of days and then was grumpy for the next few days and now has agreed to a truce. They do play sometimes and seem to be getting more used to the idea of each other. It is amusing to watch Murphy play with Jerry. "Bitey face" has not been a hit with Jerry. On the other hand, running around and wrestling is a great source of entertainment.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
This past spring, we were lucky to take part in an unofficial version of "Dogs on Deployment." VA Airedale Rescue put us in touch with a service person in need of immediate and temporary housing for her Airedale Mix. We were lucky to take in Abe, 35 pounds of fur and fun. It was love at first sight for Murphy and the two were inseparable from day one. We were very depressed when he left us in May after eight weeks of fun and frolic.