"Someone, anyone, help me. I do not like the cone of shame." ~ your Long and Short of it All hostess 'Maggie.'
We'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow, but for today - let's just say that Maggie is too far beside herself to consider updating the blog. She had a follow-up visit with the vet on Saturday, and it turns out that her incision where her anal tumor was removed has become infected. She won't leave it alone, so they put on an Elizabethan collar, or as it's better known: THE CONE OF SHAME. Turns out another side-effect of Cushing's disease is slow wound healing, and we're sure that the location of the incision isn't helping either. She has started back up on all her meds post-surgery: pain meds, oral antibiotics, and also added is an antibiotic lotion which is applied every 12 hours. Hopefully it will be better in time for the next vet appointment this Saturday.
All weekend long Maggie has been bumping into things with the collar and getting herself pretty upset. She can't fit between places that she normally can - i.e., squeezing between the chair and table leg. She did finally figure out how to drink water with it on. She even bumped into her brother 'Joey,' who jumped in the air as though a book landed on his head or something. Thanks for your great support, big brother.
"I'll never forget this as long as I live. I hold my dad personally responsible. As sure as the sun rises in the morning, revenge will be mine."