Little Bowser had a mishap, and was left with a broken metatarsal bone in his right front paw.
He got a splint instead of a cast, but the tech told me this is going to be a rough three months. If it gets wet he can get a skin infection underneath. I have to go back and have it changed if it moves, falls off, or gets wet. My first of many, many re-checks over the next few months is tomorrow already. Right now he's in a lot of pain, (and sedated because he didn't want his x-rays taken,) but in a week or two it's going to get really hard to keep him from moving around a lot.
Do any of you have experience with long term injuries and any advice on what I can do?
Right now he's just crashed out on the couch.
We have a 5 month old Mastiff puppy, too, so I'm just really worried about the puppy trying to roughhouse when my back is turned. Any advice on that would be grand as well.
I am very lucky that my vet allowed me to do a payment plan. This happened the day
I got out of the hospital myself! It's just a miserable, horrible week for us. I don't know how I'm going to afford 3 months of re-checks, my first one is already scheduled for tomorrow! Another $35+ on top of the $500 total I rang up this morning.
Hey fellow Pom Moms & Dads.