Riley got a drain put in today because the fluid just kept filling up under his incision.
I am totally disgusted by it really. The worst part is I have to "yank" on it every now and then so it doesnt heal up?? ugh! He is just laying on the couch screaming. If I leave him for a second he screams. The blood is oozing everywhere... this is just horrible.
Thanks everyone. He's finally sleeping, in bed. I put down 2 comforters for him to lay on top of. I had to put medicine in his holes.. he screamed.. it was hell. Also had to make him steps to get up into the bed because hes hurting too much.
I'm also very sorry...hopefully the drain will speed up the recovery process & I completely understand the gross factor. I had to have a drain put in my mouth (I had a botched oral surgery...long story) but the opening was basically on my face! It was really gross, but I think it helped get the gook out faster. I had to sleep with towels on my pillows *whew*...that was a bad time!
Riley and I were awake most of the night together. He would not stop crying and nothing was comforting him. He'd just cry louder and louder and slap his paws on me. Finally around 3am I remembered that Canine lullabies CD I have and put it on.. about 5 minutes later he was sound asleep. *THANK GOD!*
I'm going to get some rescue remedy and I've been giving him arnica, hopefully it will help the pain.
Ouchie!! I hope he gets to feeling better soon, and you as well! I know it's tough and mentally/physically draining (no pun intended) but when it is over he will be 100% better and ready to go full force!!