I had a little accident. During the middle of the night, I hurt my paw. Actually it was at 4 am, when my humans were asleep. After spending a few minutes outside, gazing at the stars in the clear, crisp night air, I had a major altercation with the door on my way back in. It attacked me! I panicked. But I got away, that is the important thing.
Luckily for me, Melly and Rick didn’t think it was serious enough for me to go all the way to Texas A&M (TAMU). Instead I just had to go to the local exotic animal vet. It’s still the vet but at least it is also not a really long car ride there and back.
I wanted to get in My Rick’s lap but there really isn’t a lap there. This is always disappointing to me. I wish My Rick would lose some weight so that there would be enough room for me.
This is what my paw looked like before my injury. Only not exactly because the vet trimmed my toe nails and took off those weird growths last time I was there for my teeth. Melly was worried that they would get caught on something and get ripped off. Little did she know!
Ugh! I can’t stand to look at that myself! No wonder it hurts so much.
The vet said that it would not work to sew it back on because the pad part of my paw doesn’t have good circulation. You can see that is true because the wound is pretty terrible but there isn’t much blood. So we have to wait for it to die and fall off on its own. Otherwise, Dr. Hoppes can cut it off next time I go in for my teeth.
In the meantime, Melly is supposed to clean it out twice per day, use the hose to flush it out for several minutes each time, and then rebandage it with antibiotics and vet wrap.
Finally, I got to go home! I have some lovely vet wrap on my foot. That is a true fashion statement.
I hope my foot heals quickly because limping like this is painful and painfully slow. I want to be well by tomorrow! Which is not just because I don’t like pain, the Brazilians are here filming me for Globo’s Domingao do Faustao. Cristian Dimitrius, who is very famous in Brazil, is supposed to go swimming with me tomorrow! What a mess!
Super Capy is pretty nice for a plush superhero! You can see that he also got his foot bandaged. For some reason, that makes me feel better.
If you would like to help with my medical expenses, which are numerous, you can take this opportunity to purchase a Super Capy plush with a bandaged foot for a discount. (There’s nothing really wrong with the Super Capy’s foot, it is just for solidarity.)