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I took his cast off today to change it like i do every week. He has really developed some bad sores. On the back of his thigh he has a literal hole in his skin. Not just a scab, but a Hole. A good inch in length, and its very red and swollen. He has another rub sore/hole on the top of a toe. Some sores between his toes. A scabed area on the point of his hock. Swelling, scabs on his thigh. Pink pads where the tape ripped them off, and in general a pink foot. We are leaving the cast off through the weekend to let them heal. Depending on that we might do one more wrap. I dont want to leave it off for over a week before we go back to the specialist. He had to have his e-collar on all day so he wouldnt lick at his leg. He got a much needed bath though today with the cast being off! Ill post some pictures later that i took to show the vet. God, i love that dog!
 

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Poor Riley : (((

I really wish that he heals much faster *sigh. Can some make-shift cast be made that is of the "open kind" ??? Like those that have 2 bars for support and 3 braces that go around the leg ... I do not know how to describe them :rolffleyes:, but I hope you can remember what I am talking about : ) ! More like "leg brace" than a whole cast :rolffleyes:

Hope he gets better soon :rose:
 

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Here are some pictures of the poor boys leg. The back of his thigh, his feet, inbetween his toes, and his hock. The bandage pics are what Madison did when they cast him up there. They liked him so much they cut out a heart for him! :D
 

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Oh poor boy. They look to be healing though. I am sure he knows just how much you love him. :)
 

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It is just heartbreaking to look at those sores : (((

I wish I have a magic wand and can make them disappear right now !!!! : (

Do you think that meds could contribute to sore formation :rolffleyes:. Could it be that his immunity is lowered to the point that nasty bugs can now damage his skin easily : ((

I am sure that fresh air circulation will definitely help him heal faster :clover:
 

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I know they have been slowly forming just from the amount of time he has had a cast on. They just got really bad the last week it was on. He is on such a small dose of steroids that i doubt those had anything to do with it. Its not uncommon to get rub sores under casts. His has been on longer then most as far as orthopedics go.
The side of his foot was worse yesterday, but in general he is doing better. They said we could leave the cast off completely until his recheck! Yay!
 

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Poor thing!!! He certainly has been through a lot. I'm sure he has a lot of love for you and how well you take care of him. Hopefully on your next checkup, he won't need the cast.

Give Riley a big hug from me and Zulee!
 
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