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Protecting the ishium bone against getting bed sores
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29 December 2020 - 5:51 pm
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I'm looking for advice and don't know where to post it to get any responses, ideas? It's regarding protecting the ishium bone on Buffy's amputated leg so she doesn't get bed sores.
Buffy was diagnosed back in September with Hemangiopericytoma.  Her tumor (which is on the right side of her chest) has grown so huge that she no longer can lay on that side.  Her ishium bone (which is on her stump on the left side) is now very red and sore.  Other than putting cream on it and having her lay on lamb's wool bedding, is there any way of wrapping this or covering it to protect it?

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29 December 2020 - 7:22 pm
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I'm wondering what kind of insight our Fairy Vet Mother Dr. Pam will have for us!

In the meantime yes, it's tough to pad a rear-legger's stump. We tried doggie diapers with suspenders for Wyatt with limited success.

In the Chat you mentioned she has really good supportive bedding so that's excellent!

As I also mentioned in the Tripawds Chat , a therapist is a good person to consult to find out why she is sitting wonky and experiencing soreness in that area. There are exercises they can show you how to do to show her how to sit with better form and take the strain off the bone.

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30 December 2020 - 7:56 am
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The only way to wrap this is to use figure 8 wrap around both legs/hips which can be cumbersome but is possible. You have to make sure that it is not too tight and that it does not affect her ability to urinate which is the hard part.

Pam

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