… had to have surgery again yesterday. We had known it for quite some time that one of the deep wounds which those stupid javalinas had inflicted on her at the end of January stubbornly refused to heal completely, whatever measures our veterinarian, Dr. Patton, had tried: repeated and double doses of antibiotics, drainages, nothing could stop that wound from slightly oozing and not healing. And even if that discharge was only a trickle once in a while lately, Dr. Patton suggested he’d open the wound anew and remove the tissue that wasn’t healing properly. That’s what he did yesterday and everything went well and today Sally could come home again, where she got a nice tasty bone to make up for her sufferings:
I hope she liked it and it helped her overcome the aftereffects of the surgery. It’s quite an incision Dr. Patton had to make. The following picture shows where and how long it is:
And from close by one can see that it was quite a hole that Dr. Patton had to cut into her again. But it was really necessary. He told me that there still was some necrotic tissue inside, which the body was very slowly getting rid of, and that this produced the constant discharge. He said he hoped he’d removed all of it and that now the wound would heal quickly and properly. Now she’s on antibiotics again and he’ll have to see her again in 10 days. Hopefully everything will be allright then. Well, here’s the new wound in close-up:
It’s quite a few staples Dr. Patton used. When my left upper arm looked like this after a skiing accident and the ensuing surgery, I used to joke I could be a living ad for a Black & Decker stapler. ;)
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