Thursday, July 21, 2011

Franklin's Paw Surgery

Franklin's going to be zonked after Surgery
Our 7 year old Dachshund Franklin had surgery on his front paw today. It's been inflamed for about 4 weeks and we've been to the vet a couple of times. We initially thought it was a bee sting, but Benadryl didn't work. The vet did a little exploration 2 weeks ago and removed 2 little things that could've been stingers, but despite 2 weeks of antibiotic, the swelling never went down. 
  So, today he had to have surgery to drain the area and remove anything else that was in there causing infection. His surgery took an hour, and the vet said that there were a number of 'foreign bodies" in his paw, including a couple of "seed-sized" things that were hard. There was also some hair and fibers.
  The vet said that it could have taken months for the body to break that stuff down, and that the next time it happens, if it doesn't go down in a week, to have it surgically removed. 
  Franklin's going to be away from his favorite hobby of digging for awhile, and zonked on pain medications for the next week until his paw heals. 

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next