Yesterday Hank had to have another surgery. The poor thing has lost so much skin that this time they weren’t able to fully close the wound. It’s covered with a honey bandage and I have to take him in a few times a week to have it changed.
The vet also gave him a new cone, a larger one. Hopefully he wont be able to wriggle out of this one. Apparently while he was in the vets office awaiting his surgery he managed to somehow chew out even more stitches so I’m glad they gave him this larger one. It’s awkward for him and i hate that he has to wear it but I also want him to heal properly.
The vet had to cut out quite a bit more skin and it’s unbelievable that the venom has spread as much as it did. I found a holistic paste online which has garnered incredible reviews from both people who have been bitten by the brown recluse and the owners of dogs who have also been bitten. They say it stops the venom from spreading and expedites the healing so I ordered it because I don’t think I can put this dog through another surgery.
The vet added another antibiotic to his regime as well and she feels this will help prevent any infection as well as stop the venom. I certainly hope so. Watching him lay on the sofa helpless, day after day, is killing me.
I had planned on writing about another piece of the puzzle in my long run without migraines success but obviously, I’ve been a little preoccupied with Hank so it may have to wait a few days.
The bandage that Hank has now is actually tied on with strings and wrapped through staples. I can tell that it itches quite bad because he jumps up occasionally and tries to bite at it. Unfortunately I cannot change the badge myself just yet, the vet will have to do that for another week or so. Our next bandage change is Saturday and I sure hope we get that holistic powder before then.
Thanks for all your well wishes and comments, Hank is our little baby and it means so much to MacGyver and me.
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