Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jasmine's Mysterious Swelling And Interdigital Cyst Update

Jasmine's interdigital cyst is just about healed. She always responded well to antibiotics, and it held true this time as well. So that's the good news.


The bad news is that the swelling remains.

Apparently the cyst was just a coincidence and the swelling is due to the yeast infection. We're doing the medicated foot baths religiously, every two days. I also change all her sheets after every bath. Those have to be the cleanest sheets in the history of clean sheets.

The salty smell is gone but the swelling is not.

It has temporarily improved after Jasmine's underwater treadmill session on Saturday. She also got cold laser treatment on all her feet. But the next day it seemed to look about the same as at the beginning.


What would my life be if I didn't have something to worry about?

Jasmine's vet, though, isn't surprised by this and says that he wouldn't expect the swelling go down until Tuesday or Wednesday. We also made a follow-up appointment so he can check it out. With our planned trip to Jasmine's ranch (we're supposed to leave Thursday early morning), I would really like for this to be resolved before that.

So it all depends on whether the leg looks good by then and/or whether her vet clears her for the trip. I would hate to run into complications while virtually in the middle of nowhere and I'd prefer having a vet whom I trust on the case.

So far we're acting as if we're going as planned. 

Jasmine is already on low-glycemic diet, just low starch veggies and animal protein. I am wondering whether I should add some coconut oil or oregano. A bit of coconut oil shouldn't hurt anything. I am somewhat worried about oregano because Jasmine doesn't do all herbs equally well.

One virtue that I am not very fond of - patience.
Oh Lord, give me patience, and give it to me now! 
On second thought, never mind patience, give me healthy Jasmine. Thank you so much. Amen.

Related articles:
Jasmine's Mysterious Swelling And Another Experience With VetLive
The Diagnosis Is In: Jasmine Has An Interdigital Cyst  

Jasmine's Acute Lameness
Jasmine Doesn't Like "Doing Time"
Our Of Jail Free Pass
When It's Looks Too Good To Be True … The Lameness Returns
The Day Of The Treatment
First Time For Everything: A Healing Crisis(?)  
From Zero To Sixty In Four Days: Stem Cells At Work
The Calm After The Storm 
If It Was Easy, It Wouldn't Be Jasmine
This Is What Jasmine's Episode Looks Like
Gotta Try Everything Once (Or Twice): On The Quest To Figure Out Jasmine's Episodes 

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Meet Jasmine
I'm Still Standing! (Happy Birthday, Jasmine)
How Dogs Think (Well, Jasmine Anyway)
How The Oddysey Started: Jasmine's ACL Injury
Jasmine is Vet-Stem's poster child!
Rant About Quality Of Life Versus Quantity, And Differential Diagnoses
Jasmine Is Headed For Her Next Stem Cell Treatment
Jasmine's Stem Cells Are In
Arthritis? What Arthritis? 
Guess Who Is An Ever-Ready Bunny And Really Liking The Bit Of Snow We Got? 
Don't Knock It Until You Tried It: Animal Chiropractic 
Jasmine's Fur Analysis
Back At Chiropractic Care

Further reading:
Jasmine’s Story: Can Chronic Diarrhea and Soft Tissue Injuries be Normal?
Jasmine’s Story: An ACL Injury and a Cancer Scare
Jasmine’s Condition Deteriorates: Another ACL Injury and an Abdominal Abscess
Jasmine Recovers from Surgery and Jana Discovers TCVM
Who’s Minding Your Pet’s Health?
Pet Owner Perspective On Stem Cell Therapy
Difficult to Manage Lameness Treated with Physical Therapy
Our Journey to Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

4 comments

  1. Well, I'm happy to see SOME improvement, and that your vet isn't overly concerned! Patience can be really really hard in instances like this, and I would definitely feel worried as well. I give Elka coconut oil sometimes, but I guess with Jasmine's particulars, I would talk to my vet first before adding something new.

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    1. Yeah, SOME improvement is good, the swelling was what bothered me first, though. Only later we found the cyst.

      I'm waiting till Wednesday before doing anything, maybe by then the swelling will be gone ...

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  2. Again, I'm late. I'm waiting to read further to see if her swelling is better...hope, hope.

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    1. Thank you, hon. Actually Jasmine had to be put on Furosemide to get the swelling down but that seems to be working. Meanwhile still treating for the yeast, so hopefully once that is completely gone the swelling will be gone for good too.

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