If I told you that I, the Corbin, have been battling an icky infection in my toe for the past 3 weeks.... would you believe me?
How about if I told you that I, the Corbin, turned out to have a very rare and unusual infection in my toe, that's extremely resistant to antibiotics... would you believe that?
Of course you would because I'm the Corbin and things like that just seem to happen to me.
Now, most dogs don't get infections in their toes from ripped out toe nails... but, again, I'm the Corbin, so of course I'd get an infection in my toe, unlike others. The momma had to drive me to see Dr. Mike in a super crazy snow storm earlier this month. Since then, I've been on two types of antibiotics. Last week, Dr. Mike decided to xray my toe, to see if that gave him any insite as to what the heck was going on. It did not. All it told him was that the Corbin's feet have some arthritis.
So, Dr. Mike decided to take a culture of the icky stuff that was coming out of my toes. Good thing, beacuse on Tuesday, Dr. Mike called the momma with the results of the culture. Turns out, my infection is super rare and super difficult to treat. Dr. Mike started me on a different (SUPER expensive) antibiotic in hopes it'll work. So, keep your paws crossed that I don't "Corbin" this one up.
My new antibiotics were sitting at the vets office Tuesday night for the momma to pick up. She said noooo worries, she was headed up to the vet anyway because Uncle Harley Puggie wasn't feeling very well. Turns out, Uncle Harley Pug had the pancreatitis and had to stay at the vet hospital for 2 nights. He came home last night and seems to be feeling okay and in good spirits. But, could you keep your paws crossed for him, too? Uncle Harley Pug is 12 years old, and this was his 6th battle with the yucky pancreatitis...
Not to be out done by my toe problems... Amelia decided to be all dramatic and broke her nail last night. So, the momma had to take her to the vet and get her footie all wrapped up. Now we're boot twins. Will you cross your paws for Amelia so she doesn't get the nasty infection toe like me?
Oh, did I also mention that we took Mayzie to the vet with me last week to see Dr. Mike? Our beautiful girl has coccidia, giariada, hook worms, whip worms and a severe intestional infection. The spots on her ears that we thought were frost bite turned out to be deterioration due to severe dehydration. She also has a skin infection on her legs and tail. So, lots of poop pick up at our house so those nasty worms and bacteria don't make themselves a cozy home in our lawn. But, the medications seem to be working because Mayzie is feeling much better and starting to put the pounds on. And, last request... cross your paws for dear Mayzie so she heals up and gets healthy real fast?
Fun week at the Corbin house!