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Aug. 5th, 2004

Note to myself, perhaps for the vet:

Remmy had a little sore on her upper right foreleg the other day, and she was licking at it pretty bad, so we took her to Petco yesterday to get an elizabethan collar to keep her from licking, thinking it might be a hot spot. Tonight I put a cool compress on it and noticed that not only had the sensitive, red area increased to an inch and a half or so across, there was a small dark area on the edge that looked like it might be a bug or something. I used the tip of a knife and my tweezers to pull it out - it looked a lot like a bee sting, though it didn't seem to have any barbs (but how else would it have stayed in her skin that long?). It was black and small and had what I think was the venom sac on the end of it. I think I got all of it, and now I'm going to put some baking soda paste on it to see if that helps.

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unbearablyjules
Aug. 17th, 2004 08:43 pm (UTC)
Okay, so I don't really post or read my lj too much, but I was reviewing friends and found this! How is Remy's leg? It might have been an insect bite or something called a secondary lick granuloma which may have been caused by a primary insect bite. There is some stuff on the market (like ben-gay but not) that is supposed to help. The one thing to watch out for is that it doesn't turn into an infection due to the constant grating of her tongue and the introduction of natural bacteria to the site. usually getting them to stop licking it is best, but they could still be experiencing some discomfort. She is probably all better now and this is just adding to my future of carpal tunnel syndrome, but I thought I'd comment anyway. :-) Call if you have any questions! loves!
rivulet
Aug. 19th, 2004 08:47 am (UTC)
Remmy's leg is doing much better. I ended up pulling a beesting out of it, and we put a big collar on her so she couldn't reach anything. But it's off now, and she seems to be fine, and it's almost gone. Poor thing, though. The stinger was huge!

So, are you going to stay in Portland now that Joel's decided to go back to Cali?
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