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11 year old Lab mix with nerve sheath tumor
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8 August 2018 - 6:48 am
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I believe we found out only this morning the reason for the panting crying She has a scab in her front arm caused by the t-shirt they made for her at the hospital. 

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I just removed it and put on her a regular t-shirt, prior to trying to clean with peroxide (she was not happy). I will try to buy clorexidin later today.

Poor girl, on top of everything  this! And how come we didn’t realize before -they gave us 2 of those that we’ve been alternating to wash and there is clearly blood on it but i guess we thought it was dirt.

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8 August 2018 - 7:01 am
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Probably because you were looking for something bigger and badder, good for you for finding this! 

Peroxide can be used once to clean a would but should not be used more than that. In veterinary medicine peroxide actually hinders the healing process. Chlorhexiderm is really good for wounds, you can even find it in pad form so that you can grab one, use it and then toss it. Even antibacterial soap like Dial is safer than continued use of peroxide. If it does not seem to be healing, your vet can shave that area do that the air can get to it to help it heal. If it’s covered and she cannot lick it you can use some triple antibiotic ointment on the scab after cleaning it.

Way to go in being diligent!

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Thanks Jackie for the explanation! I will use my lunch hour to get her those pads if available here or the chlorhexidine 2% (i saw you mentioned Clorexyderm?) I will ask the pharmacist…

Antibiotic ointment: like polysporin? I don’t think she can reach the spot.. her new t-shirt is short sleve

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8 August 2018 - 8:12 am
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Yes, same stuff! Works great. Yes i think polysporin would be same or similar. I think Chlorhexiderm was brand name of one, sorry. 

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8 August 2018 - 11:43 am
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Ouch, poor Belle 🐾 lucky for her you are such a great Mom and keep an eagle’s eye on her 🦅

Great advise from Jackie, thank you for helping out and letting the rest of us know what to do as and when one of our pups needs a similar treatment ☺️

Hugs and cuddles 😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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We have tried Microcyn recently and it works better than anything we’ve tried for healing. I would stay away from polysporin until you ask your vet, I’ve heard conflicting information about it.

P.S. Thanks for the peroxide explanation Jackie!

Here’s an article about why you should not use peroxide on wounds.

Wound Care: Do NOT Use Peroxide to Clean

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FINALLY!!!   So glad you figured  out it was her wrapping!  OUCH!  That had to be sore!

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9 August 2018 - 6:21 am
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Panting has not decreased   🙁

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9 August 2018 - 7:52 am
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Geez!   It may take a couple of days for the wound to heal.  Still only at night?   What is her bed like??    How long does the episode last?  Could you video  it?  Any soreness around incision  at all?

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No soreness around the incision and she does not even seem to care when we touch. Definitely more at night. It can last a couple of hours or just minutes and its on and off. She spends most of the night with whoever sleeps with her on an inflatable mattress (we take turns with my boyfriend). We are still not sure if we should carry her up the stairs to our bedroom before stitches are out in case she decides to jump off the bed. (We can block the stairs, though i don’t think she would even try)

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She is such a pretty girl.  I had to make myself  focus on the panting instead of her pretty self!

This looks so much like a “normal pain pant” to me.  Hate to say that’s  ” normal”, but that’s  the usual reaction to pain.  The licking of the lips also.  There’s  no nausea  imvolved, right?

I know she’s  been off and on various pain meds, right?  And she’s  completely  off right now, so it’s  not a reaction  to the meds.  Unless there’s  something  else going on and with Vet approval,  I would get her back on pain meds  consistently.

Is the panting  only when laying down?  Not standing  or not sitting?  Possibly  some stitches  are poking  her when lay down.

One more thought, and with the Vet’s permission, maybe you could  take her bandage off for one night and see what happens.  That would be interesting.

Okay, all out of “rhoughts”.

Give that pretty girl an extra treat for us, okay?

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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9 August 2018 - 10:06 am
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Yes, she just seems a bit uncomfortable and maybe hey pain management had not been tweeked enough the first time around. 

If it were me and mine i would talk to the doctor and work on pain medication and gaba.

She is beautiful!! Such a sweet face 😚

Hang in there, this will all work out!

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9 August 2018 - 10:46 am
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Thanks for all your valuable input!

We dropped a note to the vet -linking the video. We’ll update when she answers.

PS1: we let her sleep without t-shirt last night and this a.m. we made the sleeve much bigger before putting it back in.

PS2: gave Belle a couple of healthy treats on your name.heart And she thanks for the compliments .and the treats!..🌹

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9 August 2018 - 3:26 pm
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Hey sweetie 🌸

I agree with Sally and Jackie, so glad you sent the vet the video.

This does not seem anything difficult to correct, Belle will feel much more relaxed soon.

I would keep her downstairs until stitches come out, in any case if shouldn’t be too long for it to be removed.  

And I agree, very hard to concentrate in her panting with as sweet a face as hers on the screen 😍

Hugs and cuddles 😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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10 August 2018 - 11:15 am
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Doctor doesn’t think is pain. The licking could be nausea but she has good apetite. She said she might be hot? We keep AC but to 24C room temperature…she said its too hot for dogs though she was not breathing like that before surgery and on top she was not shaved then…

On another note, she seems better today (behavioural). She stood up and ran to greet me after 1 hour out of the house. She hasn’t done so ever since in 3 legs. 😍 It made my day!

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