Severe Pad Injury

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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby ryanr » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:12 pm

Still sending good mojo your way.
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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby Hdc » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:54 pm

New plan for my buddy. All the toes are healing well. A C&S test showed some infection in/on the fourth toe and they are treating with an appropriate antibiotic. Apparently they amputated a little more of the 4th toe than I thought. However, they think due to the shorter toe, more weight will be on the others such that a pad on that shortened toe may not be necessary. Gonna let everything heal up and see how well he does without attempting 2nd pad transplant on 4th toe. If he doesn't have good function, we can try 2nd pad transplant at a later date. He's still at the vet school and will come home this weekend, at the earliest.

Thanks again for all of you that have been encouraging me along the way.
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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby lanco » Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:07 am

Sounds good. I doubt your dog will miss that toe in the long run and this will speed recovery. Hope he is home soon.
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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby Hdc » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:02 pm

Taking my boy home from the vet school today. 3rd and 5th digits are healing nicely with no open wound present. 4th digit is 85-90% healed with 4-6mm defect remaining. Hope to have him out of the cast and bandage in 10-14 days. Will get my vet at home to take a pic when they do the next bandage change to update those who are interested regarding the visible progress.
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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby Duckdog17 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:46 pm

Has it been tough to keep him "on rest"?
I think if I had to put Jäger on any kind of extended forced rest, I'd have to request some doggie valium or something.
Sometimes, they're their own worst enemy when it comes to healing.
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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby orhunter » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:07 pm

Been a while since we got a view. Gunna look like a whole new foot. Really want to see the results.
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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby Hdc » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:28 pm

This pic was taken by my vet this past Monday. It's not the greatest pic, but you can see how much the foot has healed since this first happened.
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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:21 pm

It looks fantastic!!
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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby orhunter » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:10 pm

Most excellent. A little duct tape and some silicone seal, ya can fix anything.
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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby Deuce » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:14 am

Incredible! super happy for you and the pup.
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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby Freeze » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:10 pm

Very happy to see the recovery is going well.

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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby marysburg » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:24 pm

The foot looks really good. I still am wondering what kind of tissue would be the source for pad transplants. Glad the surgery went so well. Good on you for making such a huge commitment to your dog.
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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby Hdc » Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:18 pm

They actually used part of the carpal pad for the attempted transplant.

He got out of the splint/cast yesterday and into a soft bandage. Looks like he may get out of the bandage next week.

Restricted movement all these weeks has been tough on both of us.
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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby marysburg » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:45 pm

Our GSP pup is just over a year old, and I can't imagine trying to live with her if her exercise was reduced to bathroom breaks and cage rest. It must have been tough on everyone.
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Re: Severe Pad Injury

Postby P Squared » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:17 am

Wow. Looks night and day. Hope you pups ready for hunting season.
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