The Alien’s have landed

Lenny today 🙂 tail still wagging!

At the end of last week we had reached the point where we were hoping that we were coming toward the end of Lenny’s infection treatment and that things were heading in the right direction for him.

We took him up to the vet Saturday morning for a good wash and rinse around his eyes and found that he had an ulcer on his damaged eye…huff! So, more plasma drops again together with the further antibiotic drops.

Lenny is forever rubbing his head against the inside of the Isabelina Collar basically because he is trying to remove the irritating scabs which form on his head and around his eyes. In the most part we have to try to remove these daily to ensure that the infection within can freely vacate the premises but some are certainly best left to their own devices but all in all we weren’t doing too badly.

Then Sunday morning things got a whole lot messier

We had raised a question at the vets on the Saturday about a small yellowish lump in the centre of Lenny’s head which she kindly explained was infection…(looked like a horrible creepy crawly thing to me, or worse bone but I was assured that this wasn’t the case). This infection had become hard, think of a one horribly big boil under the skin waiting to erupt…lovely we here you say…well Sunday morning it erupted like something out of the film Alien!

What came out was a combination of hard, probably two year old infection, and a lump of tissue. Needless to say the little man ended up with a hole on his forehead. When we say a hole we mean a hole, hole! The alien invasion happened while he was feeding and believe me, he had absolutely no intention of stopping eating, head explosion or not.

The images are pretty icky so do not scroll down to the bottom of this post if you are of a delicate disposition.

Now we know that the saying is better out than in but there are times when you really begin to wonder if this is the case, particularly seeing the alien which flung itself to the floor when Lenny shook his head. We weren’t confident.

We had already been given an emergency supply of painkillers and blood tablets for such similar occasions as these by the vet and Lenny still seemed none the worse for his “explosion” and continued on the rest of Sunday as if nothing had happened. Happily woofing when all the others woofed, eating and drinking and occasionally looking at you with the expression of “err excuse me nursey would you mind shifting this crud out of my face”.

For my part Sunday night I couldn’t sleep a wink, I was sure that on Monday morning I would wake up to Lenny in a pool of blood, but of course I was worrying over nothing.

Taking him up to be checked out on Monday morning the vet decided not to remove too many of the scabs which had formed as whenever she does this we seem to end up with something major occurring at home such as the haematomas which had happened previously. The infection moves to escape from one area to another so we are just keeping things slightly open to allow draining of the infection from the head and we are trying to stay on top of the infection in his eyes which is as a consequence of the ever moving “yucky stuff”.

How Lenny has kept going through all this we don’t know, and we are sure that there are many who will want to question our continuation with treatment, but if you ever met Lenny you would know why we continue, and we think finally, today we may just be turning a corner. Dare we say that we feel that we may now have passed the worst of this infection? Lenny’s head is a much more normal shape and if we can remove some of the scabbing around the eyes then we will be on a roll…

Lenny today (and if you check the tail you will see it is still a moving target )

Aliens!
Lenny 18th June 2017

Bad, bad bone

Well Lenny said he apologies for not updating on his vet visit on Friday he got a little distracted (must be all them pills he keeps popping)! 🙂

He has doctored a couple of photos though…of his x-rays!!

Whether the first is his brain I very much doubt as sometimes I question whether he has a brain at all! <3 x x

What Lenny is trying to demonstrate are the lumps on his head are soft tissue lumps (which may well be similar to brain tissue but are in no way attached to his brain)!
This is what we actually went up to the clinic for on Friday. The lump is very hard and there is definitely something going on in his jaw bone. The inflammation is going down and we’ll be back to the clinic on Friday for a check up. The vet did extract some cells but he couldn’t get much and from what he could see he couldn’t find any neoplasia, but his general feeling is it is likely to be a tumour.

We were doing so well

Lenny’s face had been healing well but after last Friday’s concern over a swelling just above the last abscess site, just below his right eye, we decided to put him on antibiotics again.

It seemed to die down over the weekend really well, no crud or anything, but this morning we have yucky stuff again 🙁

I have a definite feeling that the tooth is rotten to the core (it is the opposite side to the last tooth extraction) and if things aren’t careful we are going to have to put him under again and do another extraction which is something we really do not want to do.

The other thing which is worrying me is that the skin around the area we are having to regularly clean is so very thin.

I wonder if there is a miracle out there for my little man x

Kefir Treatment Started

Well we started the little man on the Kefir on Tuesday and apart from him having the most gross halitosis ever (and it was bad enough to start with) there doesn’t seem to be any adverse side effects.

His face has healed up pretty well but he still has a small hole which needs to close up, but overall we are pleased how things have gone.

His little battered face is in need of some TLC so we are waiting on our delivery from The Chuckling Goat of a soothing Kefir cream which also contains an extract of Rosemary.

It is such a shame that when we are out and about everyone just seems to see Lenny’s face and they don’t see the happily annoying yet very loveable “Underfoot” that we do.

As you can see he is rather ermmmm relaxed shall we say, in fact it is a very lazy Sunday afternoon in the Carter household.

Just Chillin (Lenny) and Roddy