Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Every dog should have one

Well with a new house thats a wall of stairs and levels...this was the only way I could get the poor pup out to go potty!Another $5,000. added to the cost from the surgery gone bad. Good thing they make units like this, I can't imagine leaving him in the basement or carrying 87 pounds up and down those stairs!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Well no Primaxine for several days now

I hope to God that the bacteria is trapped in that leg and not roaming through his body right now. There's no sure way of knowing. He seems okay although the icy conditions have tired him out and me as well.
I've continued the Paude-arco bark on the pustule and it looks shriveled. So... Quality not quanity is my mission statement.
This should have NEVER happened ..in fact..I've joined the yahoo group ortho dogs and there are others who's vets went in with in a week or so and removed a contaiminated TPLO plate and replaced it and now those dogs are as good as new.
Penny wise pound foolish ...must be my surgeons motto.
I look forward to the conference on
"Animal Law" at Harvard law school in March.
The way we treat our animals is a reflection of our own civility.
Lori and Beebs

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Mr Beebs Giving some love

This dog has been a tremendous source of joy to hundreds of nursing home patients, aids patients, ill children, disabled children.

My furry angel here on earth.

Its not the lenght of life its the quality.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Trying holistic appraoch as well

This is has been a long hard saga and still no end in sight. I printed out letters from elderly patients around CT today. I hope if I send those to Merck drugs they will help me with the huge cost of Primaxin.

I also found a holistic vet in CT named DR Schoen and hopefully he will get back to me soon and perhaps with alittle luck a new approach will help his immune system fight better.I've been boiling up some bark from South America which supposidly heals wounds and aids in killing fungus. Paude-arco bark.Well wht not try.

I took him to the vet last week on Tuesday Feb 6th 2007 and we've decided to use the drug subcubaciously just under the skin but into the fat and around the scar tissue which is housing the enterobacter.

I've stopped walking him on a leash. I feel that whatever time he has left i want him to enjoy.I can't save him or fix it i can only do damage control at this point and try and give him as much happiness as possible. Anyone who has a pet and loves them as much as I do mine knows that they aren't property they are family.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Meet Mr Beebs

Therapy dog /family member

Injecting the anti biotic directly

I was told by one surgeon that the bacteria needs ot eat the anti biotic to die. I have injected the drug directly into the sight and then used hot compresses to bring blood flow to the sight and dialate his blood vessels. To date the pockets of fluid infection have decreased. What that means over all I can't say but I do feel like I am out in no mans land on this one.

Primaxin has saved his life

My dog is getting an intramuscular injection of a human drug.

The wound that never heals thanks to TPLO surgery

My dogs enterobacter infection nine months after surgery.

A picture says a thousand words

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Maybe this human drug will finally kill it

Primaxin has saved my dogs life for nine months now.

primaxin enterobacter TPLO and no end in sight

Well it looks like I'll have to try and out smart the bacteria hiding in Mr Beebs leg and scar tissue. Maybe a direct hit with the imipenam cilastatin will finally unroot it from his body.

Friday, February 2, 2007

the nuts and bolts

Here is the results of mr Beeebs TPLO