My puppies got adopted and that was a great thing that happened on Saturday. But, other than that, Saturday was a very bad Corbin day. I woke up with a very heavy limp on my ouchie toe which upset my back and made me very yelpy and uncomfortable. By Saturday afternoon, I went up the 4 steps into the house from my yard backwards. BACKWARDS. That's how ouchie it is for me to go up them the normal way.
In an effort to fix my immune system and help me better fight off these infections in the first place, we're trying to wean me off of the prednisone. But, the prednisone is what keeps my back pain away. So I have to be very calm and careful for a few weeks while we do this. Therefore, increasing my predinsone to help my ouchie back isn't an option.
So, the momma had to think outside the box. She soaked a cloth in some Epsom salts and warm water and put the warm cloth on my back for a while. Then, I relaxed on my living room bed and the momma put a heating pad on my back on and off through out the night. It helped! I slept through the night and my back felt better on Sunday, although I was still moving quite slow and still limping.
On Monday morning during the momma's investigation of my body parts, she noticed a nasty white patch on the pad of my ouchie foot. We went to the vet on Tuesday and got an antibacterial scrub and topical antibacterial spray.
The scrub has been helping and the momma has seen some results already. I have to wear my boots when I go out side or when the parents leave and I'm home alone with Amelia. I like to lick at my foot a lot and apparently I'm not supposed to be doing that. So, while the parents are home, they like for my foot to have some time to air out... and keeping me from licking is a big issue. Enter odd contraption the momma made.
It's a little hard to see, but the momma took a plastic wine cup (it's clear, which is why it's hard to see), cut the bottom out and cut a slit down the side. She wrapped it in fleece so it wouldn't hurt my furs and laced it with yarn and tied it around my foot. For reals? Yea... for reals. I told her I would entertain this device temporarily, but she needed to come up with something a bit more fashionable for longer term purposes.