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Poor Sally

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts [Sally and Mr. Pickwick], we had had to take Sally back to out vet, Dr. Patton, for another treatment of her old wounds, inflicted by some nasty javalinas, and now she’s back again with us. Dr. Patton cut that old wound with the abscess in it open again and put a drainage tube in. And so as that she won’t pull that out, our poor Sally now has to wear a plastic collar, which she doesn’t like at all. That’s what our poor girl looks like now:

Poor Sally

Poor Sally – Outside

Look how frightened she is – tail between her legs and head lowered:

Poor Sally

Poor Sally – Frightened

I think it’s not so much the collar as such that frightens her, but the fact that she can’t see as well as before, what’s to her right and left, and especially what’s just in front of her feet. I noticed that when I got her back from Dr. Patton yesterday and she was reluctant to jump out of the car because she could not see the floor.

Look at her sad face here:

A Sad Face

A Sad Face

And this is what that wound looks like in a close-up:

A Nasty Wound

A Nasty Wound

It really doesn’t look nice, does it?

She feels much safer inside the house, btw. In here, she even wags her tail happily. And, of course, she gets spoiled now. She gets her food inside the house, something we don’t usually do , and she gets nice treats, with yummy bacon and tinned food. And she also gets her medicine [she has to take antibiotics three times a day] wrapped in bacon. She likes that very much and it’s absolutely easy to get the medication into her that way.

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26 responses to “Poor Sally

  1. Aw, so sweet but so sad she is scared.
    P.S. Sorry she crossed the rainbow. She looked like a really special hound. ღ

  2. Poor Sally, indeed! I guess ad hope she has healed completely? She is a beautiful dog! How fortunate for her to have found a caring home with you two!

    • Hello Johanna,
      Thanks for your concern. As to your question: Sally seems to have fully recovered, even if that too way over a year. DAMN javelinas!
      Best regards from southern Texas,
      Pit

  3. I hope she gets better really quickly. She looks so miserable with that collar but, then again, so do any of the dogs I’ve seen with them on. Looking forward to following you.

    • Hallo
      and thanks for taking your time to stop by and leave a comment. And, of course, for following my blog here.
      I appreciate your concern for Sally. I’ve just posted an update on her. Things look good after Dr. Patton, out vet, removed the drainage tube yesterday. He hopes the wound will now heal from the inside, without any new infection. As to that purpose, she’s still on antibiotics.
      Btw, I had already removed the collar a week ago as I was sure she wouldn’t tear the drainage tube out. And just licking those wounds was no problem. Without the collar she immediately felt much happier!
      Take care, and best regards from southern Texas,
      Pit

  4. Oh give Sally a big furry hug from us. This made mum very sad seeing Sally’s face like that. I hope she is not in any pain and makes a quick recovery xxx

    • Hi there,
      Thanks for your concern for Sally. I did give her your hug, and she enjoyed it. Btw, I’ve just posted an update, as you might well have seen already, letting everybody know that yesterday Dr. Patton, our vet, removed the dcrainage tube and was very positive. He hopes that, with more antibiotics, the wound will heal from the inside out, without any further infection. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
      Best regards, and take care,
      Pit

  5. Oh! Poor little Sally! What a brave girl she is. K DD would surely be much less brave and would just lie around whining for a gin and tonic!

  6. Poor Sally! Did you see the javelina attack? Scary.

    • Hi Kathleen,
      Thanks for taling yout time to stop by and leave a comment. Sally is doing better, btw. Now that I’ve taken her collar off, she feels less scared. And we hope that she’ll be completely healed quite soon.
      As to your question: no, we didn’t see the attack. We were in San Antonio at that time, and, as usual, had left Sally outside. When we came back, no Sally, only blood on the front- and back porches. Sally only returned the next morning. More of that story here http://tinyurl.com/d7wd9qt
      Unfortunately, we have javalinas here quite a few times. Our Buster – years ago – was attacked so severely that he nearly dies, and very likely met hois fate last June [http://tinyurl.com/dyel5rx] with a pack of javalinas.
      Take care, and have a good one,
      Pit

  7. Hi Pit,

    thanks for visiting my blog🙂

    Sally really looks sad .. the collar must be quite irritating for her. But I’m sure she’s getting spoiled now🙂 hope she’ll be recovering soon. Best wishes for her.

    When our dog Lisa had to wear a collar after surgery, she kept hitting the walls and doors and everything, and she just didn’t manage to find her way through the house. In the end we couldn’t stand watching her anymore and we took it off of her – but she had to wear a swimsuit instead, which kept her from licking her wound (and apparently made her feel a little embarrassed🙂 ).

    Greetings from Southern Germany🙂
    Ocean

    • Hi Ocean,
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
      Sally is feeling much better now that – after talking to our vet – I have taken her collar off. She’s so much relieved: running around happily again, whereas, with that collar, she just dragged her feet around. She had the same problems as your Lisa, hitting things with her collar. And thtat scared her and made her feel insecure. Sometimes, btw, we took her by her regular collar and just lead her in and out. But since the vet said it was no problem if she licked that wound just as long as she wouldnÄt tear the drainage tubes out, we took her collar off.
      Best regards to “good ol’ Germany” from southern Texas,
      Pit

  8. Ich hoffe, es geht Sally heute viiiiiielviiiiiel besser!

    Dicken gute Besserungsknuddler
    DIna

    • Hallo Dina,
      den Besserungsknuddler habe ich weitergegeben, und Sally sagt ein ganz wuffiges Danke!
      Liebe Grüße aus dem südlichen TExas,
      Pit

  9. Poor Sally, geht well soon!

    • Hallo Buchdame,
      und danke für die guten Wünsche. Sally geht’s eigentlich wirklich gut. Die Wunde scheint ihr nicht viel auszumachen und es scheint gut zu heilen. Nachdem ich ihr, nach Rücksprache mit unserem Tierarzt, die Halskrause abgenommen habe, ist sie viel glücklicher. Jetzt kann sie wieder Alles sehen und sich überall kratzen und lecken – und das hilft.
      Liebe Grüße aus dem südlichen Texas,
      Pit

  10. Dear Pit,

    I hope Sally is recovering. Best wishes again!

    Just to tell you I have just linked my blog with yours. And thanks for being so active, it`s really fun communicating with you.

    Have a wonderful day
    Klausbernd and his bookfayries Siri & Selma🙂🙂

    • Hi Klausbernd,
      Thanks for thinking about and feeling with Sally. She must be doing fine as just now, she’s lying here next to me in our living-room and snoring heavily. 😉
      Thanks, too, for adding my blog to your blogroll. Have just domne the same for yours.
      Take care in “merry old England”,
      Pit

  11. Ganz schnelle gute Besserung für Sally
    wünschen Klausbernd.
    Seine beiden Buchfayries Siri & Selma blasen heilenden Feenhauch in den Süden

    • Hallo Klausbernd, Siri & Selma,
      danke für Eure lieben Wünsche für Sally und den heilenden Feenhauch! 😉 Ich hoffe auch, dass diese neuerlichen Wunde schnell wieder heilt. Gestern habe ich ihr übrigens, nach Rücksprache mit dem Tierarzt, diesen blöden Plastikkragen abgenommen, der sie doch sehr behinderte und irritierte. Und jetzt fühlt sie sich schon gleich viel wohler. Im Augenblick liegt sie übrigens hier neben mir uns schnarcht! 😉
      Ich lasse auf jeden Fall von mir hören, wie’s mit ihr weitergeht.
      Liebe Grüße an Euch drei aus dem südlichen Texas,
      Pit

  12. Poor Sally! Hoffentlich geht es der süßen Maus bald wieder besser! Dieser Gesichtsausdruck bricht einem ja das Herz😦

    Liebe Grüße

    • Hallo, und danke für Deinen Kommentar! Sie kann wirklich ganz traurig dreinschauen, nicht wahr? Wir hoffen auch, dass die Wunde bald endgültig ausheilt. Seltsam: nach dem “Wildschweineüberfall” waren die wirklich schlimmen verletzungen, die sie hatte, eigentlich sehr schnell zugeheilt. Und für eine lange Zeit – ca. 3-4 Monate – war alles zu. Und dann kam diese eine Stelle quasi aus dem Nichts heraus wieder. Hoffen wir mal sehr, dass der Tierarzt es diesmal wirklich in den Griff kriegt.
      Liebe Grüße aus dem südlichen Texas,
      Pit

  13. Awwww I hope she will feel and get better very soon. Of course it must be terrifying not to be able to see around you, especially when you have been attacked before.
    We send our purrs to Sally.

    • Hi Texas,
      Thanks for stopping by and writing a comment. And thanks for sending your good wishes to Sally. Just now, she’s happily snoozing next to me here. And I’m sure she’ll be ok again soon.
      With a scratch behind your ears,
      Pit

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