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More state of the Mollydog

 Last night the leg was looking very angry and red, and one of the big swellings burst, releasing a clear liquid and some blood.
 I was thinking ' OK, emergency vet appointment tomorrow' and wondering if I could drive her over to Looe (the other practice where Rude Craig works) to get the X ray done sooner. 

In the meanwhile, I covered the sore-but-not-actually-bleeding-bits with crushed aloe vera pulp, which seemed like the best thing I had to hand for such a task (also, she doesn't like the taste so it stops her licking, which I can't imagine helps).

Either it worked really well, or the worst was already over, because the swellings look a lot less angry and red this morning and are smaller.  I've stuck more aloe on there on the grounds that it doesn't seem to be doing any harm, and may have helped.  

 I have also given her Metacam rather than Previcox today, as Rude Craig reckons it's better for inflammation  (my house contains such a choice selection of dog NSAIDS!).  So I'm back to thinking Wednesday should be Ok for Xray and possible op and she can cope in the meanwhile. 

Luckily the weather's gone all hot, so she probably won't want to rush about much.  

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wellinghall
21st May, 2010 09:34 (UTC)
Thanks for the update. We'll continue to keep our fingers crossed.
rustica
21st May, 2010 11:51 (UTC)
I'm glad she seems to be on the mend.
ladyofastolat
21st May, 2010 17:13 (UTC)
Hope all goes well!

You know, I am slowly putting together quite a vivid image of this Rude Craig. He seems to be quite good at dispensing wisdom, but I'm imagining him snarling it all, while slamming vials of drugs down hard on tables, and glowering with lowered eyebrows.
the_marquis
21st May, 2010 21:55 (UTC)
Now I think of a vetinary Gene Hunt
inzilbeth_liz
21st May, 2010 19:49 (UTC)
Sounds promising.
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