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Hello Michael, my name is***** and I am also in Hawaii.
The burns in his mouth will begin to heal in a few days. Soften his food to make eating easier.
How much does he weigh so I can recommend a dose of Tylenol to reduce the pain and swelling of his nose area.
OK Michael, while you figure out Buddy'y weight I'm gonna give you one lecture.
I see this problem every New Year and 4th of July. People think that its funny to see a dog biting fireworks. That's shibai! Put the burning end of a cigarette into your mouth. How you think that feels? Would you let keiki grab a exploding firework. Use common sense!
Besides you know it's illegal to use fireworks 4 days before New Year's
End of lecture. Now let's help Buddy.
You are probably wondering how a dog can bite fireworks. It's because they are running on a high level of adrenalin. You've heard of people running through fires to save a child, or wounded soldiers carrying a buddy to safety. If your adrenalin levels are high enough you can over ride pain.
Michael, I have to do an errand. Give me Buddy'y weight and pick up a small bottle of cod liver oil at a health food store. (they are probably still open if you hurry).
Then I'll tell you what to do.