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Old January 6th, 2015, 12:03 AM
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Lying on her splint, is this ok?

My dog was given a splint as a temporary stabilizer for her broken humerus, and bandaging is wrapped around her upper body to keep it there, with a casting from shoulder to paw.. She is old, and gets sore from lying on one side all the time. I do my best to keep her from lying on the side with the splint, but all i can do in her search for relief is prop up her head and her body so the part of the splint that sticks out is not being pushed against.
Will her lying on the side with the splint be problematic?
It's late at night where I am, and my vet is unavailable.
Looking forward to a response.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 07:22 AM
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Hope you have called the Vet by now.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 09:19 PM
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Yes I reached my vet today. If you are curious, I was told it's okay for short intervals (up to 30 minutes) and as long as she doesn't appear to be affecting her injury.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 10:57 PM
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Aw, the poor dear!

Do you have a cushy dog bed for her to lie on? I'm thinking one of the thicker orthopedic beds--you know the kind with the 'egg carton' foam in them?--might be good for her, too. Easy on her old bones and gives the splint a little padding and support if she's lying on that side...
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Old January 7th, 2015, 12:51 AM
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She does have her comfy bed! It isn't too cushiony. so at least she can support herself when she moves around. She's a big, old lab with not much muscle left!
She is on enough painkillers so that she can still be comfortable for the most part. It's hard to see your dog in pain, but she is more comfortable now than days before.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 07:09 AM
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Thanks for letting us know. I hope I didn't sound snarky, I really had no idea and really did hope you would call the expert, your Vet. Good wishes for a good recovery.
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