Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 1 - Begin the Treatment

I am going to use my blog to document Jada's progress over the next three weeks. I'm hoping this will help me feel better knowing I'm doing what I can and hopefully actually see a difference through the weeks that she IS getting better.

So here we are Day 1 of treatment and I've started Jada on the antibiotic and steroid/antihistamine with a full dose already done for the day (both meds taken twice a day).  She also took her vitamin and had a bath in her Duoxo shampoo. Whew! Now if only I can keep that E-collar on her?!!

Below are pictures I took from this morning ... viewer discretion is advised:

Infected Front Right Paw (7/28/11)

Another view of Infected Front Right Paw (7/28/11)

Front Right Paw (7/28/11)
Although these are painful to look at and for Jada, she is in great spirits and has been acting her normal self.  She puts up a fight to go outside, which I'm sure she associates with the irritation of her paws, but other than that, she plays, eats and drinks like a normal pup!  I'm just really praying this will work.  Any extra prayers, please send our way!


Chexx said...

Oh poor little Jada! Her paws do look very painful I am glad to know that she is in great spirits. Hugs to Jada

24 Paws of Love said...

So sorry to hear the bad news and that it is as serious as it is. So glad she is doing OK especially with such ouchy paws. 24 Paws of Prayers for you and Jada. Hope she is feeling better real soon.

p.s. And we have all been there, taking care of a problem and missing that the condition had gotten worse. It happens. And remember dogs are very good at hiding pain, it is part of their survival instinct. It makes it easy to miss when they are really hurting.

So take it easy on yourself and we will be sending you and Jada lots of puppy healing love your way. :)

Mariodacat said...

Poor Jada. Dat does look like one very sore paw. I'm sending healing purrs. purr purr purr purr purr

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Sending you Lots of Golden Healing Thoughts and crossing my Golden PAWS. Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar

Amber DaWeenie said...

Ouch...that looks so sore. Amazing what dogs tolerate. You've survived Day #1. Great job!