Saturday, September 8, 2007

For those who have asked about Scout...

At the vet, where they told me it was the worst "hot spot" they had ever seen, they shaved a little fur off of Scout, cleaned her sore up, gave her two antiobiotics and what my husband called "the lampshade." One good thing about the lampshade is that it is clear, so at least she can see out the sides. But she still bumps into things a lot.

The sore still looks pretty alarming. When I brought her in, and they were talking about it, I said something about it looking like "flesh-eating bacteria" and they nodded, like well, yes, it was.

The first time I tried to give her pills, she chomped down on my hand. Didn't break skin, but was clearly upset that I was putting my hand on her muzzle and sticking my finger down her throat. Usually she's ok with me giving her pills, but I forgot that the "lampshade" makes her a little fear-aggressive. But we worked with that, and now we're got a system down.

I think the sore is improving slightly, but I suppose it is too soon to tell. She still seems to be a little down, but that might be from the head gear. She doesn't want to catch the ball. She did seem to sleep a little better last night.

We really appreciate all of your prayers. And those of you who are asking St. Francis to pray as well, I say: the more the merrier!

I'm thinking about posting a picture of Scout and me together, but I'm nervous.

13 comments:

Presbyterian Gal said...

St. Francis and the rest of us! Still praying.

Don't do the picture. I only say that because of the Google spiders that will take it into Google images.

Hang in there. And hang in there Scout!!

Jan said...

I hope Scout is feeling much, much better.

Diane said...

I never thought of that, Presbyterian Gal. Ok, no pictures. (well, maybe the occasional baby picture...)

Rowan The Dog said...

I guess Presbyterian Gals knows best. But, I am disappointed.
Lindy

Leah Sophia said...

Still praying and purraying for Scout from here and...yikes!!!!! By this time I've blogged several hundred pictures (mainly my graphics and a few dozen Arizona photographs) among my three blogs...I have a Creative Commons notice on all of them, but...whatever for right now. Please get better soon, Scout!!!

P.S. an after-thought said...

Hey, our church is going to have a blessing of the animals sometime this month. Maybe you could bring Scout.

Our pastor wrote about St. Francis and then wrote about the blessing of the animals. My husband said he read it four times and didn't get it. I guess not everybody know about that ritual.

Barbara B. said...

Hmm... I'd still like a picture! (Why would the Google image thing be a problem?)
Anyway, hope Scout continues to feel better.

St Edwards Blog said...

The prayers and good wishes from Fran and St Francis and clearly all of us in this community, flow on!

Wow, what a story Diane!

(I don't understand the google spider thing and am curious. Can someone explain please?)

God bless everybody, every animal companion too.

Songbird said...

You can always take a traditional blogging from-the-back picture!

Kievas said...

I hope Scout makes a speedy recovery.

As for pills, our dog loves them wrapped in a little piece of cheese :)

zorra said...

Still praying for Scout!

DogBlogger said...

We're still praying, too!

Serena said...

wow, three posts since I last stopped by on Saturday. Thanks for the update on Scout ... sure hope by now you're starting to see the sore heal. I'd love a picture too ... and wonder if my pics have been spidered into google images ... and wonder who would want them?