Riley, I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I wish like heck they would have put the tube in, in the first place. He would have been well on his way of being over this. Just remember this will pass, and he will get better. Roo's tube is out and you can hardly tell where she had her lump removed. Didn't your vet give you anything to give him for pain. If not, you might want to give them a call and tell them he is in pretty bad pain. And they should give you something for the next fews days.
He's your friend,your partner,your defender your dog.You are his life,his love,his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to worthy of such devotion
Riley, if I may make a suggestion, your dog seems to be in more pain than a drainage tube would normally cause.if I were you, and it was my dog, I would ask for some valium, and a stronger pain killer. Another suggestion, just twist the tube, very slowly, don't yank on it (I''m sure that was a figure of speech). Just the simple motion of turning it or moving it slightly will be enough to not let it heal up. I'm with Windy, I don't know why they would'nt have placed the drain in the first place.
They didnt send him home with any pain meds, they said he didnt need it. When I called this morning and said neither of us slept last night because he was in pain, they said they'd talk to the doctor but he was "out". They were supposed to call me back but its now 5 and they are closing soon. (I just got home from work).
And yeah, he meant yank it, because he demonstrated how to do it. But I will just twist it like you said, because I cannot imagine how much yanking it must hurt...