Posted on July 12, 2013
Cash has now been home a couple days. While he is obviously glad he is around us, we still have hurdles.
He is going to have to be given water with a syringe directly into his mouth as he isn't motivated enough to drink on his own.
He takes his pills well, but keeps shaking uncontrollably. The vet thinks its pain, so his pain medication has been raised.
Finally found a food mixture he'll eat when softened. He still is too skinny so we are trying to increase his intake to put weight back on and give him enough calories to heal himself. In order to do that on a liquid diet, it needs to be palatable. The blend we are doing adds an extra $100 a month over the next 2.5-3 months But hopefully he'll get the nutrition he needs.
The vet also recommended diaper rash cream to sooth his road rashes. Started that last night and it does seem to make him feel better. But then he has to wear the cone of shame to keep from licking it while it soaks in. Guess it tastes good!
We started walking gently 10-15 minutes each morning and he really perks up and enjoys getting out to explore. Poor guy just doesn't have to energy he used to.
Thank you for your continued support. The expenses keep piling on, but we need to give him the best possible care so that he us healthy and we can work together again as handler and service dog one day.