Showing posts with label healing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label healing. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pixel Ear Surgery Update: A Serious & Unexpected Result

I just wanted to share a quick and unexpected update on my ear surgery. I've been telling everyone how well I've been healing up and that the ear looks good in spite of a big ugly looking scab that covered the entire length of the suture area where they sewed my ear back together. For those that don't know, I had a scary growth removed from my right ear and tested for cancer last month. Believe it or not, we still don't have the final results from pathology. Now for my ear update...
Things appeared to be healing well...
I had a large scab (sorry to be doggie gross but it's important) that was worrisome, however the vet said to leave it alone. We did. Mommy protected it like it was gold. No touching, scratching, poking, etc from me or my sisters. Mommy kept watching it, and slowly it got a little smaller. Finally, it was just a dot in the center on the top side of my ear but was still big on the underside. She noticed that it appeared to go right through my ear. Mommy was really worried I might have a hole going through my ear but thought, "No way. Pixel had two layers of heavy duty stitches." But were those stitches TOO heavy for my tender little delicate ears? I ask this because yesterday that big scab finally fell off.
Now for the not so good surprise...
You are not going to believe this...when Mommy saw where it fell out, and it lay on my blanket, she looked at my ear and I now have a large hole in my ear where the surgery was done. It's so large, that a toothpick could go through it and not touch the sides of the hole! We are NOT happy about this at all. One wrong scratch of my paw nail or one wrong playful tug with my sisters and my newly healed ear could split right open and into split butterfly wings. It's basically shaped like the center of a funnel cone where the hole is the center point of where they cut the wedge out of my ear. This shocked Mommy and she's not happy about it at all. She's very worried.
What to do now...
We are watching it for now, being careful not to let it get snagged, but we will be talking to the vet about it. There's barely 1/8th of an inch (0.3175 cm) of newly healed tissue between the hole and the edge of the ear now. We are snowed in right now but when we are able to go to the vet, we will, and we will talk to them about corrective measures. Our point in sharing this is to point out that as pet parents, you must always be "on top of things" when your pet gets treated or has surgery of any kind. Things can happen, and you must keep a watchful eye for circumstances to change, even when everything appears to be healing or going well.
A Pet Parent Reminder...
Remember that you are your pet's only advocate, they cannot speak for themselves, you must speak for them in all things. Mommy will be taking care of me in this, just as she always has.
I promise we'll continue to keep you updated on what happens. We've joked that I could always become a pirate and just get a huge hoop earring to go through that ear, but in all reality, the danger of it tearing is just too great.
What are your thoughts on this friends? Is Mommy overreacting with her concern or would you feel the same way? Please leave a comment below and let me know. We love to hear from you!

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Joy of Vitality and Good Health with #Somapet

For the Love and Life of your Pet
People often think that I am still a puppy or at least no older than a year or two. They are surprised to discover that I am almost 7 years old. To me, that's just as young as can be, however in dog years, it can mean that a pet starts to slow down. Mommy has always sought to keep me in the best health she can, so she has tried various vitamin and mineral supplements, she has me on probiotics that are incorporated in my meals and she makes sure I exercise (which means play time for me).

Recently, we were asked to try a special high quality supplement called SomaPet, an all natural, vegan whole food supplement specifically designed to jump start your pet's natural ability to repair and regenerate cells. How does it do that you ask? Through the special dietary blend of 8 amino acids which are the building blocks of protein. These amino acids, which are the only ingredients in SomaPet, are designed to work together to improve the overall health of your pet, especially ones who are over the age of 3 and might be showing any signs of aging or slowing down. 

SomaPet was created by Dr. Dr. Philip White developed SomaPet after noticing his pet German Shepherd, Rover, struggling up stairs as he aged. Dr. White had already created SomaLife for humans and realized his beloved Rover could benefit from a supplement just like it. Hence the inspiration for SomaPet was born. 

Benefits of Using SomaPet   

1. Improved Immune Function
2. Improved Nervous Function
3. Promote Natural Healing
4. Increase Vitality and Longevity
5. Improve the Quality of Skin, Hair & Bones
(Select diagram to view bigger for details on health benefits)

I love eating, so whenever it's time to eat for me, I "drop" whatever I'm doing and come running. Sometimes, if I am sleeping and the "clink" of my food bowl on the counter occurs, I run in so fast I carry my blanket with me! It doesn't matter what I'm wearing, the SomaPet supplement and my food tastes great! The instructions said to give a dog that weighs up to 50 pounds one scoop a day, but because I'm only 11 pounds, we started with half that and then built up to the full dose. 

The SomaPet supplement tasted fine to me mixed in with my cooked chicken, rice & veggies. It is such a fine powder that I'm sure it would blend with anything. One thing Mommy noticed with me specifically is that my skin seemed healthier. I have issues sometimes with my thin, pink skin, and often with the skin near and on my tail nub, but having the proper blend of vital amino acids seems to make it healthier with less itchiness. Mommy's been very pleased. 

But don't just take my word for it. Many other pets have tried it too with amazing results! It has given new life to dogs much older than me with crippling arthritis, and cats who had all but given up on being able to run around chasing a laser pointer anymore. Remember that SomaPet is made up of ONLY the finest amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein.
To learn more about it or try some yourself, visit their website (you may need Flash to view website) and shopping page, both of which has a wealth of information including ingredients and testimonials. 

Join me (@pixelblueeyes on Twitter) and @SomaPet on Twitter
for a huge #BlogPawsChat on Aug 5 from 8:00 PM – 10:00PM EST. 
They will be giving away bottles of SomaPet!!
I'd love to see you there friends!

This post is sponsored by SomaPet and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about SomaPet, but Pixel Blue Eyes only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. SomaPet is not responsible for the content of this article.