Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Raw Food Diet, Day 535- Finally Climbing Uphill

Big Pupi comin' at ya with an update (a rather graphic update...):Oh. My. Feasting. I have had a rough few days. Do you see what I'm wearing??!! WHAT?? A t-shirt and a SNOOD. WHAT GIVES??

Over the past few days things went from bad to worse. The wound on my shoulder swelled and oozed, then the wounds on my neck and ear (which were behaving perfectly) suddenly went all crazy-like and decided to revolt. They got hot and swollen and they oozed and slimed all over. My ear STUNK and it became infected and brown stuff was pouring out. My folks were freaked!

My mom has been sewing non-stick absorbent pads into my shirt to keep my shoulder clean~ ~and the grossness soaked through! Mom called the vet in a panic, and together they found who to blame for my major ouchies -

a dude named Neosporin!! Evil Neo!

Turns out that this antibiotic ointment that doctor lady advised we use twice per day is causing a TERRIBLE reaction. (Very unusual but not unheard of.) Sure, my hind leg might have had something to do with my shoulder incision tearing, but my neck and ear were totally fine until mom swiped on the Evil Neo. Then it all 'sploded!

The tumor removal spots that never met Evil Neo look like this:

They're almost totally gone. It was a chain reaction - the worse those other incisions became and the more infected they looked, the more the Neosporin was applied. Ouch!

(Some yuck-o footage is up ahead, you may want to avert your eyes if you're squeamish.)

But mom put that nasty tube away and in only 24 hours all of the swelling has gone away, and everything has a nice, dry, solid scab on top. WOOHOO! The infection in my ear and the oozing from all locations has totally gone away. SWEETNESS!

Now my shoulder injury has been reduced to this:
Which I admit... it looks terrible, but that's actually a great big scab on top and the surrounding skin is no longer bright red and swollen. It was filled with yellow slime just yesterday! That one is about the size of a nickel and it used to be a deep, deep hole - almost 1/4" deep. The new skin has almost filled it and the pouch I tore into it is 90% closed!

And now, my neck wound looks like this:
This one is a little smaller than a dime and it too is totally scabbed up and swelling-free.

This terrible, ear smooshing snood has been removed~
~and now I'm in Stanislaw's clean Polish Eagle t-shirt with a fresh wound pad sewn in... and there's been zero drainage since. I have to wear socks on my hind itching tools to prevent my nails from catching a wound again, but that is so much better than the evil snoodish monster. I HATE him!

On top of all this, my eye infection is pretty much gone. Phew! This has been a rough few days, and to think... this could have probably all been avoided if the 'sporin monster wasn't living in my house. Mom says I'll never see that stuff again. Thank goodness.

I hope that when Evil Neo leaves he'll take my snoods with him. I'd rather not find myself in one of those again. ICK. Why do my folks keep so many torture devices in my home?

Overall, I really am an excellent healer. Now my body can continue to do as planned without any allergic reactions or inturruptions. If you saw what it looked like this time last night compared to now, you'd be amazed!

In fact, I plan to be out for a nice long walk by this weekend. Enough of this lock down!

Thinking healing thoughts,


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That's pretty inkhredibly weird!

BUT I'm glad your mom is taking such good khare of woo!

Paws khrossed fur the healing to kikhk into overdrive!


Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Yikes! That is really scary to hear the wounds got bad...but thank goodness your Mom and doctor got to the root cause fast! Glad to see you're healing much faster now...*grins*

Thanks for the tip on black tea for the itchies! Mom never knew about that (shows how much she knows, right?) so she'll be trying that too if I get the itchies again!


Mason Dixie said...

Wow that is weird. =) I am glad you are heeling up better though, the sores looked horrible. ouch.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Big Pupi!
Sure you had a very bad reaction to that thing!
Glad you are much better now!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

WOW Neosporin turns into a villain! I am so glad you figured it all out!! I am sending healing vibes so those ouchies go away for good!!

parlance said...

Big Pupi, get well soon! And thanks for the info about the reaction. Information like that is very useful in case we get the same problem.

Ludo van Doggy said...

oh no! What evil Neosporin.
Glad you doing much better now and no more horrid snood!
~lickies, Ludo

betty in nc said...

Bless your heart!! That's just terrible! Not only do you have an infection but then to add insult to injury you have to wear a snood. But your parents were just looking out for you.

My vet told us once that Neo wasn't good to use on our cockers. Yep...I was shocked too. I thought it was magic.

Glad you are healing quickly! Walkies are in your near future!!

oh...and we just picked up our latest foster cocker who is a darling small black and white boy named...Happy! He is living up to his name! :)

Alex V. said...

Oh Big Pupi, that sounds awful! I'm so glad that the Evil Neo is gone and that you're healing well. Who woulda thought you would've had that reaction. Speedy recovery to you!

Mack said...


That Evil Neo did quite the number on you!

But it sounds like you are healing quite nicely. It's probably due to all that excellent feasting!

Petra said...

Those pictures really made me queasy,Big Pupi. I'm so sorry you had that reaction, but I'm very grateful that you are a quick healer and you're on the mend. Keep it up!

the 4 Bs said...

pooor Big Pupi! that mean neosporin was really bad to you! we're so glad that your mom got it figured out and now you're getting better. we think you look very cute with your snood and your shirt, but it's probably good not to go out in public with that thing on your head. you look so serious in your pictures, you really must be hating this. at least it sounds like you are on the mend.


Fenway said...

Hope you're healing up, BP! It's no fun having your innards on the outside, all exposed and oozy.

You gotta lose the snood and the shirt...get better quick so you can gain back some street cred.

Paws crossed for wellness,

Niamh said...

Poor Big Pupi! You really have had a time of it. Glad that your mom and your vet figured out that the evil Neo was causing all those problems. Take care and hope you can go for your walks soon.

Your friend,

Biggie-Z said...

Oh dude, sounds like you have been having a rough time. Get better soon and stop wearing all thos clothes!