Saturday, December 1, 2007

Jojo is hurt

After returning from Florida, our 2 older children (Max and Jojo - dogs) came back on Tuesday morning. Jojo's neck was swollen an he had little scabs all over from what looked like bites. On Wednesday he had a huge lump across his back. We took him to the vet immediately. He had scrapes and bites all down one side of his face and neck and a dozen large puncture wounds across his back which became infected with an enormous abscess. He went into surgery and now has 4 tubes, 8 drain holes in his back to drain the fluid. He came home Thursday, went back Friday (he wasn't eating and was throwing up). He's back home now and looks much better. He's a champ, he never shows any sign of injury or pain and still looks happy. The tubes come out on Monday and stich up the holes. Leslie has been cleaning the wounds every couple of hours and getting his meds down him. She's a great mom taking care of our boy. Aidan has been saying, "hurt" for days and staying out of the way. On Friday morning, Aidan went and got his blanket from his bed and put it down in front of Jojo to lay on. Not sure if I'll post pictures or not.

4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I am really sorry to hear that! It happened while you were boarding them?

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  2. Yes, at a place we've been sending them off and on for years.

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  3. Ugh....hope it's not Camp Woof! Although I am sure that these things happen, they should have called you about it though, a head's up would have been nice!

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  4. That sucks. Best doggie wishes to Jojo. Bizarre that the boarding place wouldn't call you. I mean, even a lie like "your dog's bleeding and it's not our fault" would have been nice.

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