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Old 12-17-2012, 04:14 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Tori, so sorry you went through this today. I can totally understand your frustration with the vet. I think I would call and speak to the vet you normally use and explain what happened today. Poor Gus....I hope he isn't in pain. Please keep us posted.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:19 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Sorry I haven't been here in a little while, so I missed what happened to his foot. I would take him to the Vet just to be safe.

QUOTE=Grace'sMom;2095295]Okay guys... Need a little help here. Some "clear head" kind of thinking .....So I'm asking here what you would do:

I just took the bandage off Gus's foot.... I do this 3 times a day. But I really only look at it good in the morning and at night.

Took it off and the red is spreading down to his big pad (the center "foot" pad - not the "toe" pads)..... Which the big pad on the end by his dew claw is starting to get puffy.

Then it is going up toward the little pad that's up higher? I don't know the names...sorry. But it's going up and down now...not just his dew claw.

It's not smelly. Not oozing. Not bleeding.

But it's red...and it's puffy.

Do I just take a deep breath and wait until Wednesday and give the antibiotic time to kick in?

Or do I get up at 7am tomorrow and call the vet as we are on our way?

Is this an emergency?

Or do I need to cool my jets and give the Amox a few days?

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Old 12-17-2012, 04:20 PM   #33 (permalink)
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she is a flippin nut bar and needs those med herself!!! wow!!!! Just hope you and Gus are ok...... and of course miss Gracie!!
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Wow! I'm seriously speechless about that vet's approach :: poor Gus. tori, it does take a little while for antibiotics to work and the initial response could look worse before it looks better due to the killing of bacteria and the body's inflammatory response to that. But, I would expect to see some improvement by now. In humans, amoxicillin is not the best choice for skin infections. Maybe he needs to be switched to something like Cephalexin (comes in liquid form too) also known as keflex. That has great
Coverage of regular staph (not MRSA) and strep infections which are the two most common skin infxn culprits. Hopefully, he will improve quickly but fever worries me. I would Certainly NOT give benadryl if he is not itching. Let us know how he is doing.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:47 PM   #35 (permalink)
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That appt sounded somewhat familiar to me when I've seen doctors myself. The horrible bed side manner you can let slide one time, but a second? I'd make sure it was known to the owner how rude she is. I hope little Gus is feeling better today. Poor baby..you are doing a great job staying on top of this and I'm sure it will clear up.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #36 (permalink)
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The thing is... she was so NICE ... She said all these things so nicely.... It was nuts. I was like

He is resting. The red streak hasn't gone higher... the toe looks darker, so hoping it's a "good" darker.

Other vet said she probably would have done a steroid shot and an antibiotic shot just to be safe.... But to give the antibiotic another day.

Gave me some things to watch for in case the infection is spreading. But so far he seems okay. Well, other than the foot being sore and red.

Fever is the same.

Will see her on Wednesday morning, bright and early. If it's still no improvement she will do a shot and maybe switch his antibiotic.... We will discuss removing them at that appointment...but it would probably wait until after the new year.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:05 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Tori, I realized what had come out is not what I wrote, sorry.

You certainly (and Gus certainly) need to be treated that way.
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You certainly (and Gus certainly) need NOT to be treated that way.

I can not tell you how sorry I am, it was a typo. I absolutely think the vet was wrong, and you should never have been treated that way. I am mortified at the typo and for any hurt I may have caused when you read it; I would never write anything to intentionally hurt anyone. I am especially saddened that it was a time you feeling such stress. Often when I read things I have written I insert in my mind words (like not) that are not there.

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WE had a vet when we first moved into Napoleon, who treated us the same way, blew me off and said I was over reacting. Buffy died 20 minutes after we left his office!
I switched vets.I would seriously consider bringing this up to the regular vet and owner or manager of the clinic....

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I agree with everyone else's on the vet.. I believe big part of being a good doctor/vet, is to listen to what patient has to say about the illness and their story. Each patients come from different background, different story that might be contributing to their problems, and the doctor/vet not listening to them makes be eerie of ever having to go back to her for future visits... I hope you and Gus come out of this mess with vet unscathed. Both Grace and Gus is so lucky to have you as their mum
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Thanks everyone

And Walter - i didn't read anything in a wrong way I knew you left out that word So no worries!

Gus is still resting.

I had to go help my sister tonight. My dad said he sat on the chair in the living room and cried quietly the whole time

His fever is down for now though. So I think that is good. He is limping a bit. But the vet today also messed with it which I know didn't help anything.

Our vet is calling again in the AM to check on him. She may have me take him into see the owner, since she is not there on Tuesdays.

I really just want it off But... like someone said earlier... not sure that can eb done while it is infected.
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