Got my friend coming this afternoon to take me to the doctor's, and to the vets with Betty. My hip pain has worsened significantly over the past 10 days or so since I've been dog walking....Pain doesn't usually bother me much, I can ride it out, but not now, it's just got so bad. The GP is giving me stronger painkillers (the dreaded codeine, plus the stuff to combat the resultant constipation), and referring me for x-ray.
Betty has a 2 cm long raw wound on her cheek....I noticed it yesterday after we came back from the walk, I saw she was scratching and rubbing her face so had a look. The wound is buried in her cheek wrinkles so was hard to spot initially, I first noticed several small puncture wounds on her face. She's a right bloodhound when out, her nose is to the ground sniffing all the time, and she frequently shoves her entire face into the hedges or undergrowth if she's following a scent. So I think she's caught her face on brambles or most likely barbed wire, as friend suggested. I've been bathing it with cooled boiled salty water, but its a bit weepy and red looking this morning. I'm concerned that if it was barbed wire, it may have been rusty and so cause infection, and of course she was scratching and probably has dirt under her claws. So it's off to the vets as a precaution. She is a bit subdued and hasn't eaten breakfast, although that in itself isn't totally unusual.
There's always something.
Husband is still struggling trying to use the crutches, he's still not quite got the hang of it.