Monday, July 13, 2009

Much better Monday

Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful suggestions to help Phantom and for all your good wishes. Sorry, no lab report yet, but I wanted to let you know that he is much more comfortable today. No more itchies. It took until mid-day Sunday for the Benadryl to really do its job.

Some of you suggested Rescue Remedy for his stress and the D.A.P. diffusers. I had already used the Rescue Remedy but it only gives him a very short bit of relief. I have used the diffusers in the past but haven't found them to make a big difference. I have used Bag Balm in the past for myself but used the last of it this winter. If he hadn't improved some yesterday, I was going to get some more. He seems a lot more relaxed and content today. His incision area looks wonderful. Now just one more week until the stitches and staples come out and he can go shirtless!!!

I am filing all of your ideas in case I ever need them again. You are all great!!! Keep those vibes coming for a good report and I want it TODAY!!!

K.

36 comments:

Abby said...

Hi, You Guys...

Glad to hear Phantom is feeling better...

My paws are still crossed...

Abby xxxooo

Life With Dogs said...

I sure hope you are out of the woods - and can say goodbye to unnecessary complications while there is still some summer fun left to be had...

pughy said...

So glad Phantom is feeling easier.
I have all my paws crossed and have revved up my motor for purring...

Hugs GJ xx

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Great news!

Fur we know that when Phantom feels better, Mom feels better too!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Moondance Huskies said...

So glad that Phantom is doing so much better. Can he & I compare incisions??? LOL! His is MUCH more impressive! (I got spayed on Thursday) Healing vibes & purrs continuing to be sent your way!

Paws crossed,
Skye, the Moondance Huskies,kitties & mom

Martine said...

I'm glad Phantom is feeling a little better today. We will keep you in out T&Ps for the results.

xo sugar & martine

Anne-Kathrine said...

Good to hear he is feeling better!!!

Katie, Mollie and Bobo said...

Its wonderful to hear that Phantom is doing better.

-Mollie and Bobo

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Glad Phantom is doing better!

So how are you? Nursing is tough work, isn't it? Btu oh what reward.

Twix said...

Oh, I'm so glad Phantom is doing better. I've been worried about you and him. I hope you are holding up ok. It is soooo very hard on Moms when their babies are sick. We will pray for great results this week!
Love and hugs,
Twix

Mack said...

Woo Hoo!
Rescue Remedy really never works for us too much either. When we evacuated for Hurricane Ike last year, mom tried it and said it really helped her though!!

Martha Basset said...

How nice to hear that Phantom is more settled today - we felt really bad yesterday knowing how uncomfortable the poor soul was.
We are hoping for a good lab report and will keep paws crossed.
We are thinking of you all.
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

so hppy you are doing a little better - sorry you were so itchy

woodrow sweetie mj

The Furry Kids said...

We are still purraying! We hope Phantom feels better soon.

Cyber-sibes said...

What a relief to hear such a good report, still sending sibe vibes to Phantom!

Woos & a-roos
Star & Jack a-roo

Amber and Nala said...

Oh, I hope Phantom is feeling better! How horrible! Also, it must be so hard for them getting used to new dynamics around the house....hope everything is going ok. :)

Nala & Amber

Ludo van Doggy said...

Hurray!
Glad Phantom feeling better!

The Thundering Herd said...

Lots and lots of paws crossed for a good report.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Paws remain crossed for Phantom and we hope you get that report today!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

chicamom85 said...

I am happy that Phantom is more better today. I will keep my paws crossed and Mom is praying.

Licks and sniffs, Sasha

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

We are keeping all of our paws crossed, and have borrowed a few extra. May the news be good. In the meantime, so glad the itchies have abated and Phantom is feeling more comfortable.

Kayla said...

Glad he is more comfy

Kayla said...

Glad he is more comfy

Thor said...

So glad to hear Phantom is feeling better. I´m keeping my paws crossed.
Love, Thor

Mason Dixie said...

So glad to hear he is doing better. I will keep sending good vibes if you send some for my paw. =)

Lacy said...

w00fs, glad he iz feeling better now..those itchies will drive ya barkless...me still got all of u in me prayers fur a good report...

b safe,
~rocky~

Honey the Great Dane said...

Glad to hear that Phantom is feeling a little bit better - oh, I really hope you get some helpful answers from the lab reports soon!

Tracey and Huffle said...

I'm glad he's feeling better.

Huffle Mawson

Clive said...

Great news that the itching has lessened. We've our paws crossed for more good news.

Take care
Clive

Holly and Khady said...

My house is the authority on itchies since we went through having 5 itchy dogs for quite a long time!

I will have my mom e-mail you privately with some helpful hints!

Holly

Ruby and Penny said...

We're happy to hear that Phantom's itchies are under control. We're still sending healing vibes over your way.
Love Ruby & Penny

Maxx said...

Dat's pawesome news!! Still crossing them paws!

Cheers & Crossing Paws,
Maxx and Family

Joe Stains said...

ya, feel better!! we are still sending vibes.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Shirtless? Wow, very daring, especially since he's furless too! Just don't let him go completely naked without a collar. LOL!

Steve

Dennis the Vizsla said...

*** vibe vibe vibe ***

LUCKY LUKE said...

Itchies are awful and I have had wear boaf cone and big padded sock on rear leg. Sock not so bad but cone frankly... lookin for word can use in the mix company... stink.

Just want to say we love you all and you are in our hearts very very deep.

wif much hope and prayer and love from the Luke

Wif love from the Luke