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Archive for November, 2012

Elgin’s 5th birthday, persistent hygroma…padding necessary!

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Elgin tolerated his 4th chemo treatment very well, with no resulting leg-swelling.  In my previous post, I bemoaned the infected callous (hygroma) Elgin had developed on his only rear leg.  We had him on antibiotics and were doing laser treatments to the infected site.  All seemed […]

More about the laser, birthday celebration, a few chuckles…

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!I need to start this post by thanking all the Veterans, for the selfless committment to our country.   Veteran’s Day is not merely another bank/post-office holiday.  Thank you. Elgin’s infected callous is doing well.  He is having laser treatments three times a week and is on […]

Watch those callouses!

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

This is a picture of a normal callous that formed on elgin’s elbow after he had his amputation.  What a spoilt doggie he was; who ever heard of a mastiff without callouses on his pressure points!?  But when he got his leg amputuated, he preferred to lie on cool, hard surfaces, and used those pressure […]