Saturday, June 16, 2012

Woe



This is the pity paw of Leo which he injured on a walk.  He tore a callous on his heel that doesn't want to stop oozing blood.  I made him a pressure bandage.  It'll suffice and we'll see what we have come morning.

His walker,  who tonight has a broken jaw, his own pity paw (fractured) and countless sutures in his chin, feels much, much worse.  This ridiculous accident happened when Leo chased after the neighbor's cat and now, well, now things are just a mess.

We spent the better part of the night in the emergency room and are now at home waiting for  the maxillary facial surgeon to call with an O.R. time tomorrow so he can have his mandible wired.  He'll be on a liquid diet for the next 4 to 6 weeks or so.  I feel so bad for him.

Accidents suck.




15 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Oh, ouch! Hope both patients heal quickly, think the human one will take a little longer and will need lots of TLC

sapphireblue said...

Yikes for everyone involved! Facial trauma is not cool.

SkippyMom said...

So sorry to hear about this Rudee. I hope he is feeling better soon. I know some awesome smoothie and pureed soup recipes if that'll help. Take care.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

oh rats! that truly sucks honey...

hugs, bee
xoxoxoxoxo

Silliyak said...

On the bright side, you have a minimal commute!

Alice said...

Oy!
My best friend thought she had it bad when her dog went for a squirrel and she skied down a hill with sneakers on wet leaves. A dry patch of ground caused an abrupt halt to any hope to remain upright. No blood only scrapes and bruises. I thought she did it very gracefully, but she would have none of it. Years later . . . she can laugh about it now.

Stephanie V said...

Oh, no! The upside of it...they have a wonderful nurse to help them get better. The jaw sounds painful - smoothie season is coming.

Finding Pam said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this awful accident. I hope y'all are better soon.

Knitty said...

Healing hugs for both your injured patients.

Brenda said...

Oh no.....that darn cat! Nurse Rudee is really going to be busy. 6 to 8 weeks is a long time for a liquid diet. Ouch!

Amy said...

Oh no...poor Leo!!! Get better fast!

Denise Seffens said...

Big ouch for both. I do hope they are on the mend soon.

Rose said...

So sorry for the walker. Was it your son? Leo will recover faster I'm sure, but good luck to you all!

Gail said...

Oh, wow, it only takes a second for things to go from bad to worse.

At least they all have their personal nurse.

It also gives a completely new perceptive to the scolding "bad dog"!

May both heal quickly and soon and may you survive the nursing woes of both.

Sue B said...

So sorry :(