Ruby is doing a little bit better today. She’s still sore. I have pain meds and antibiotic for her so that helps but she’s still a little slow and not her usual chipper self. She is improving though.
Monday when we got home from the vet she was really groggy. She was also quite perturbed with me. I had asked about a cone and if Ruby needed one. The vet said it sometimes works better if you can get them to wear a small kids t shirt. She asked if I had one and I did.
I gotta say, she wasn’t a fan of it at all-but if this is the face I have to put up with in order to get her to heal, then I guess, I’ll just put up with it.
As the day progressed, it was a little better but not much.
I ended up really glad that had it on her as the wound oozed a little and the t shirt absorbed it.
The next morning I decided to try no t shirt. That lasted about 1 minute. She was licking like crazy. Back to my baby clothes that I put together for layettes for mission and this time, I found a tee slightly bigger and in red.
Either red is more her color or she’s feeling a bit better because she sure looks happier. Actually, I think she’s getting used to wearing the shirt.
Hubby is slightly mortified over the whole t shirt wearing as “his dog will never wear dog clothes”. I convinced him it’s much better than a cone. He agreed.
Isn’t it nice to see the progression in the pictures?? It’s easy to tell she’s feeling some better.
She’s not using her leg all the way yet. She’ll walk on it but if she’s just standing, she holds it up. She’ll stand at the top of the stairs and “ask” me to carry her down. Little by little, it’s better all the time. All I can say is that I sure am glad I work from home and can be there for her…I guess you could say she’s a little bit spoiled.