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Feb 25, 2021

 Mushu's accident

2/24/22: so last night my little boy, Mushu, got a string from his fleece bonding pouch wrapped around his foot. I saw it when I woke him up for dinner and immediately cuz it off and removed all string. His foot was red and swollen and bleeding a little bit and he couldn't walk on it. I watched him for around an hour or so and he didn't seem to mess with it. I took him to an emergency vet just to make sure everything was okay. They gave him meloxicam. .5ml every 24 hours. Today he began to chew on his foot continuously in the afternoon. I made him an e-collar and he freaks out trying to get it off. But I'm curious as to what I can do to help him sleep or make him more comfortable. Can I give him some at home medicine to calm him down? And does his diet need to change during this healing process? He's on the BML diet.
2/25/21 update: I took Mushu to the vet and they prescribed him gabapentin for pain relief and minor sedation. They do not know if he will ever regaining full control of his foot. The redness is gone but the swelling is still present however he can't move his toes enough to grip anything at all but it has only been 2 days since his accident. I am looking for ways to help him exercise since he can't climb because of his foot and the cone he tends to fall. Does anyone have any suggestions to help him exercise, that would be e-collar friendly of course. He is confined to a box that he can not climb in as opposed to his large cage so he doesn't get hurt. I do let him run around on my living room floor while I watch him. He really wants to climb and I let him on me so that I can help him if he gets stuck or starts to fall. I also sit on the ground on a soft blanket so if he falls he won't get hurt. Any suggestions would be appreciated and sorry for the long post!

03/10 update: so I left mushu at home for the first time today while I was at work. When I got home and checked on him he had figured out how to get out of his cone! I immediately checked his foot and it doesn't look like he has been messing with it at all. He has a tiny sore on his neck from the cone but it looks like it was older and has almost already healed and all the fur is missing there. I put him in his big cage so he could run and play and he is so happy to be moving freely! This is a trail run with him and ill be checking on him every 30 mins to make sure he hasn't started messing with his foot again. Keep your fingers crossed the cone doesn't have to go back on!!

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Mar 31 2021 : 08:21:41 AM
gliderloverforever
No problem! I'm so happy to hear that Mushu is doing so well! That's so wonderful!

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Mar 27 2021 : 01:16:38 PM
Mushu.nala
Sorry it has taken me so long to respond! He is going great! He has almost complete use of his foot and is back in his big area. He is back to his old playful self and no longer seems to be affected by his foot!

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Mar 17 2021 : 01:18:53 PM
gliderloverforever
How's Mushu doing?

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Mar 10 2021 : 04:26:10 PM
Mushu.nala
Yeah its exhausting!!

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Mar 09 2021 : 09:16:13 AM
gliderloverforever
Oh wow, you've been getting up every two hours to feed him? You're a trooper! That's gotta be rough.

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Mar 08 2021 : 10:41:48 AM
Mushu.nala
I'm not sure how long he needs to keep the e-collar on. He still has a big scab on the top of his foot. I am also trying to figure out a way that he can feed himself so that I don't have to get up every two hours to feed him at night

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Mar 08 2021 : 09:13:48 AM
gliderloverforever
Oh that is so wonderful!!!

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Mar 05 2021 : 12:17:20 AM
Mushu.nala
So I have great news tonight ! Mushu's foot is closer to normal size and he has started to try and grip the bars when he climbs with his toe! Only one is working right now but any movement from his foot is great news!!

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Mar 04 2021 : 12:32:29 PM
gliderloverforever
I'm so happy to hear that!! That is so wonderful that they're continuing to try to save his foot!!I'm happy for you and your glider! <3

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Mar 03 2021 : 09:42:34 PM
Mushu.nala
Mushu is doing good! The swelling in his foot has gone down a bunch however it is still covered in scabs and he is not able to grip anything with it. The vet said as of now they do not want to do amputation and will continue to try and save his foot! He is still in the cone and will be in it for a while. He does tend to sleep A LOT!! This is mostly due to his medication. He is still eating but is refusing water so I have just been adding it to his food. I weighed him tonight and so far he hasn't lost any weight! So far all good news for mushu!

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