Friday, February 15, 2013

Update on Franklin's Surgery

Franklin showing his hurt foot
Our 8 year old Dachshund Franklin had surgery on his paw last week for a recurring rupture. The boil like thing kept recurring between two toes in his front left paw over the last two years. We've brought him to two vets, and he had surgery on it once, where some foreign matter was removed, but the boils came back. 
 - Everytime they did, Rob would soak them or disinfect them, then apply triple antibiotic ointment on them, and they'd heal after about 3-4 weeks, but would come back 2 weeks later. We just kept treating it, until we decided this last time to consult another surgeon, who removed the tissue and stitched two of his toes together. The stitches went from the top of his paw to the bottom.
  - The biopsy came back negative, so we're very relieved, especially since the "wound" kept returning. It turns out it was a rupture within a hair follicle that was so inflamed inside (even when it wasn't showing) that it had to be removed. (I know, YUCK!).
 - Franklin is now walking on it, although still bandaged. The stitches come out during the week of Feb. 18th - the SAME Week that Tyler goes in for his TWO final Heartworm shots. So, one is healing and the other one goes back to the vet hospital.
   Franklin should be back to normal by the end of next week. Thanks for all of your well-wishes for our little monkey.

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.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

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

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14