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Cry I feel so bad for Jasper. If you are right by him maybe taking the cone off for a while will help him relax. Putting a t shirt on him and tying it on his back might be enough to deter him from "checking out" the vets work while you are close by. 

Fingers crossed an endoscopy can find the lost testicle. (((Hugs))) for poor Jasper.  Heart
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#12
Oh no! Poor little guy! And poor mum! How did that first night go? Did you get any sleep?

Here's hoping they can find it on the second go! That is really rough Sad
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#13
Poor Jasper, and poor you. I feel for you both. Fingers crossed things pick up from here.
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(07-31-2017, 06:32 AM)Ember Wrote: Oh no! Poor little guy! And poor mum! How did that first night go? Did you get any sleep?

Here's hoping they can find it on the second go! That is really rough Sad

Well it's almost 5am and it's been a very long night. He was in a lot of discomfort, little whimpers and groans on and off all night. He is desperate to lick his wounds and got quite panicky in his efforts to get the cone off. He ended up spending most of the night with me on the mattress, he responded well to gentle strokes when upset and also easier to discourage the turning himself inside out to get at the wounds. Of course he had to snuggle close to my face so I have been well and truely smacked in the face with the cone all night. He seems more comfortable now and has enjoyed his breakfast.

This morning I will have a go at OB's idea with the t-shirt or perhaps even cut up some winter leggings/tights so he can have a break from the cone. In retrospect I should have prepared something earlier but I have not had a dog struggle so much with the cone before.
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#15
OB, Brilliant idea !!!! Thank you so much ! I cut it down the back a little so it was easier to tie a knot and also added a length of old leash tape so I could tie around his chest to stop his new pants falling down, like suspenders LOL. It's perfect for preventing that licking they are so quick at and determined to do. I'll keep him in sight of course but your idea has made him so much more comfortable and content. It has taken so much stress away.


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#16
Oh how neat! Congrats! Good call OB! I know that feeling of relief from worry - it's a good one Smile Keep us updated!
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#17
Yahoo So happy it worked for you. I use t shirts or boys undies for mine during the day and only put the cone on at night in the beginning. I think it keeps them much less stressed. Being stressed does not help in healing. 

Another thing I do after a couple days is melt some coconut oil in my hands and rub it next to the incision. It helps to keep the area moisturized and less itchy. If he has razor burn it helps with that as well. 

Hugs for Jasper. I hope tonight is much better for you both.
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#18
Sorry the surgery didn't go as planned. I hope you both get more sleep tonight.

Jasper looks cute in his t-shirt. I wish I had know about that years ago. I had one male GSD that was so stressed about the cone.
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#19
Sorry to hear Jasper's testicle is playing hide and seek. I hope he's doing better by now. Being rearranged while the search goes on does seem to make them uncomfortable and a bit muscle sore for a couple days. Poor boy, poor you.
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How is he doing today?
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