This afternoon Dr. Patton, our vet, has discherged Sally. She was more severely injured [some oictures of those injuries further down] than we had thought. And thus Dr. Patton was in favour of keeping her under his supervision for longer, till today, even if by Monday she was already feeling much better – barking at the UPS guy. But she is still feeling some pain – less than before, though – and is on painkillers as well as on antibiotics.
What was so bad about her wounds is that the javalinas’ tusks easily go in deep, but then don’t come out clean but tear up the tissue. But Dr. Patton has patched her up again, and soon she’ll look like a veteran from the “javalina wars”. And i ten days she’ll have to go back to Dr. Patton to have the stitches and the drainage tubes [she has three of them] removed.
Well, here there are the pictures:
Most of her wounds are on her hind quarters, btw, probably, as Dr, Patton thinks, when she tried to run away from the javalinas. The largest wound is just above her tail, and runs across her back. And besides this one she has about 10 or 11 more, three of them – as to be seen here – with drainage tubes.
That doesn’t really look pretty, seen from that close up, does it? But as said before, she’d doing much better by now. Just now she’s lying in her usual spot here in the dining-room, sleeping happily. And earlier this evening she ate quite a bit, and that’s a good sign, too.
This here is her usual spot: pillow, food and water. I was just thinking that by the time she’ll have fully recovered she’ll also have been completely spoiled, getting her food inside the house, and mostly tinned food at that. As it’s been getting warmer, we had just started to get her used to being fed outside again, but her injuries now out paid to that project. And knowing how stubborn – not to say completely muleheaded she can be – it’ll really take some time to get used to being fed outside the house. She will easily go hungry for a day or more, not touching her food, and just waiting for something better/tastier to come up. Well, now, being a “reconvalescent”, she deserves getting the VIP treatment, doesn’t she?
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