We have 2 pieces of good news:
- I'm keeping dry and peach fuzz has grown over the scalded parts and bits!
- Vet caught an 'ulcer on my eye' which is being treated with eye drops.
... and I feel very, very lively, more so than in a very long time.
Here's how things went down starting with the vet visit a couple of weeks ago.
Hoomin been thinking (scary, ain't it?). He asked the vet to do a tear duct flush. I've done well after it last time they did it to me at Blue Pearl in Tampa.
We were hoping it would take care of my sneezing for a while. Thevet did the flush and in the process discovered an 'ulcer on my eye'. (Second hand words, that's why the quotes). Now, twice a day I get tormented with eye drops. Until the bottle is empty. Do you know how many torture sessions that is? Me neither. But, it doesn't hurt and I kinda like being cuddled by my hoomin while his Concubine puts the drops on my eyeball. I have extra long beautiful lashes that I use like armor to bounce the drop away, alas, the Concubine is very skilled in drop-fu.
Drops are working though, or so it seems. I do feel much better and I manifest that with lightning fast scoots for treats and almost no teeth grinding. I'm much more my 'old' self (no pun intended).
Alas, there was a price to pay. I managed to snag and break one of my toenails on the bum leg (while at the vet.) It got dressed and taped up. Dressing stayed on for a couple of days. Hoomin almost fainted when he took it off.
Here's the really good part. For a few weeks now we've been using 'hoomin' grade incontinence pads as wrappers for my sitting pads. They wick away moisture like magic. Redness and irritation have gone away and I'm growing fresh peach fuzz where I lost my hair.
That with Neem shampoo and Calendula cream are working pure magic!
It was a mad chase to find a pad that would work. Again, by chance, we found store brand pads at CVS that are, hands down, the best. I say "by chance" because those particular pads are very hard to find and most stores don't have them in stock. He found them by pure luck and since then been hunting for them.
When we tested them, we observed drops of liquid get immediately absorbed and the surface staying only slightly damp. Not moist or wet, but only very slightly damp.
We've gone through a large set of pads of various makes and brands and none of them compared with the CVS ones. To be honest, they are not fit to keep anything dry, complete rubbish!
Note the drop of water staying on the surface for a good while. Long enough to snap few pixes before it disappeared. Meaning long enough to get absorbed by bunn's fur.
After absorption, surface stays damp. More than we would like it to.
In the meantime we'll be visiting the vet for a follow-up next Saturday.
|While he was changing my pads I scooted out and settled in the doggie bed. I've never done something like that before so he felt compelled to snap a pix of it of course.|
... and we'll keep you posted.
- Mr. Bun
- Editing credit goes to the Concubine