The title pretty much says it all.
Rufus is recoupering from a nasty boo-boo owie. Friday afternoon, after potty I saw he had a dirty bum and got a warm washrag to clean him up and noticed some serious redness and a dark swollen area to the left and down from his pooper. The vet was full, but we got an appointment for 10:00 Saturday morning. He was acting completely normal..eating, drinking and playing and I never would've noticed a thing, had I not checked his butt after pottying. All that night I was counting down the hours.
Saturday morning he was starting to scootch and I was sooooo glad when it was 10:00 and he could get in to see the vet. Thank goodness hubby could take him in, as I also had a training class for Marley at the same time. WHY does it always happen like that?? Still, after Marley's class I called DH and they were still at the vet, so I hurried over. The vet was going to try and manually express the gland (while he was until a mild anesthesia), but it would not express and they had to lance it. It about broke my heart when the anesthesia wore off (short term) and I could hear him crying in the back.
He's on an antibiotic, a pain reliever, and a cream with a cone for his head and warm compresses 2-3 times a day.
Yesterday was rough and he laid perfectly still the whole day only moving his eyes to follow me. Anytime he moved it hurt and he was digging and whining like crazy. Today he is doing much better, but still laying around for the most part and I have to keep the other dogs away from him. No play allowed or he could get very very hurt/ Not that he wants to way anyway, but Marley doesn't understand and sometimes thinks Rufus is trying to play when he digs like crazy. The tissues are incrediably tender.
He didn't potty all day yesterday and finally peed this morning, but he still hasn't pooped yet.
I hope it doesn't hurt when he poops.