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  1. #61
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    You could always resort to the cone of shame :-)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chall View Post
    You could always resort to the cone of shame :-)
    Oh he has a cone on...he is just smart enough to figure out that he DOES have places that he can scratch it on if mom is not looking...

    UPDATE: Rusty had his snorkel out yesterday morning and the doctor said his incision looks great! He will have stitches in for one more week, and the cone will need to remain on until the stitches are removed.

    Sunday night he was trying to herd the cat around the house...things are back to normal!

    http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...ps82b4afa0.jpg

    Yay! No more snorkel! http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...ps7c50f596.jpg

    http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...pse8a153df.jpg
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    Hey, that is terrific! Glad to hear there's no long-term damage at this point.



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    Notice the duct tape on the cone...the little turd acted like he was sniffing for a place to potty, then flopped down head/face first into the lawn to try to scratch his head...just call him "Crash"! There was a big crack in the cone, so I had to duct tape it together...and if that didn't work, I could've sewn it back together with some baling twine or zip ties...
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    So Rusty is completely back to normal in regards to his personality/behavior - even with the cone on, he is trying to bite the Golden's back legs and chase him around...perfectly normal!

    His stitches came out last Saturday, 5/18, and the doc said to leave his cone on for 24 hours to prevent him from itching it as it can still be itchy for a bit after the stitches are taken out. His cone is still on because he is still INSISTING on scratching the itchy head! So, this Saturday will be 1 week without stitches, and we'll try removing the cone then!
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    Oh, and we are not getting him a helmet because the spot is actually far down enough that a helmet won't even cover it...



    So hopefully, he can be mindful of his soft spot...
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    What an incredible ordeal and recovery! So happy to hear things are back to "normal"!



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    UPDATED PHOTO: Before/After

    http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...psdf5c0c45.jpg

    Rusty is back to his normal cat-pestering, couch-stealing self, and you would never know there was an injury on his head! He never had complications with his incision, and remained free from any neurological symptoms.

    Thank you all for your prayers and well-wishes; this could've turned out very different and I'm thankful it went the way it did.
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    Wow, what an incredible journey and recovery! So happy to hear that Rusty is back to normal after such a horrendous injury. He definitely is one very lucky boy to have such a great "mom" and veterinary team.

    Go Rusty!



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