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Sally …

… 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:

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Sally and Her Bone

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:

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Sally, Her Bone and Her Wound

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:

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Sally and Her Wound – Stapled

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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14 responses to “Sally …

  1. Zoey the Cool Cat told me to send Get Well wishes to Sally. “Get well soon, Sally!”

    • Hi Russel,
      Thanks for taking your time to visit my blog, and especially thanks to Zoey the Cool Cat for her well wishes. Sally seems to be doing fine. We really hope this nasty wound will finally heal. Just now, she’s fast asleep close to me here in the living-room. For once, the kitties are not occupying her pillow.😉 So now she can be comfy.
      Take care, and have a good one,
      Pit

  2. Anderson Bulldogges

    Wishing her a speedy recovery.

    • Hi there,
      Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog and leaving a comment. Sally and I appreciate your well-wishes very much.
      Take care, and have a good one,
      Pit
      P.S.: I would have liked to look at your blog, but WordPress tells me it’s no longer available!

      • Anderson Bulldogges

        You’re welcome! Not sure why WordPress is telling you that…my blog is still available as far as I know. The link is http://www.andersonoeb.wordpress.com and I would love for you to stop by. Thank you!🙂

        • Hi there,
          Thanks for sending the link. You might already have seen that this worked. I’ve looked at some of your pages and I like them a lot. I don’t know what went wrong when I tried to access your blog the first time. I tried to, btw, from the e-mail notification I always get when someone leave a comment or “likes” one of my postings. There must have been a gloitch in that e-mail.
          Take care, and have a good one,
          Pit

          • Anderson Bulldogges

            I think I had my user name set wrong. I deleted one blog and published this one and I didn’t change that, but I fixed it now. I’m glad you mentioned it to me. Thank you very much! It’s nice to connect with other dog people.🙂

            • As to “dog people”: we’re not breeders here, as you’ll have noticed. What we do is give shelter to stray animals that come by. So far, we’ve had three dogs, of which Sally is the only one left – sadly. You can find more about one of our other dogs, Buster, on the blog, too. I still have to publish something about Topolino, who was with us a few months only before he got bitten and killed by a rattler. Btw, in our household it’s me who is the “dog people” whereas my wife is more the “cat people”. 😉
              Take care, and have a good one,
              Pit

  3. Awwww, brave Sally! I hope she heals completely this time.

    • Hi Carine,
      Thanks for taking your time to stop by and visit my blog, and thanks especially for wishing Sally well. We sincerely hope that this nasty wound will finally heal. Btw, just now she’s lying beside me here in the dining-room and … snoring! 😉
      Take care, and have a good one,
      Pit

  4. Daumen & Hufe sind gedrückt für Sally. Nu muss es doch endlich mal richtig verheilen! Sie ist wirklich tapfer! Und schaut auf den Fotos wie der wortwörtliche geschlagene Hund aus..da tat der Knochen bestimmt gut🙂

    Grüße

    • Danke für’s Daumen- und Hufedrücken! Und was Sally’s Gesichtsausdruck angeht: sie kann wirklich leidend aussehen, wenn sie will. 😉
      Liebe Grüße aus dem südlichen Texas,
      Pit

      • Hallo Wolfgang,
        danke, dass Du Dir die Zeit genommen hast, in meinem BNlog vorbeizuschauen und einen Kommentar zu hinterlassen. Und ganz lieben Dank für’s Daumendrücken für Sally. Stimmt: Dr. Patton hat wieder ein ganz schön großes Loch gemacht. Musste aber sein. Und die ursprünglichen Wunden waren auch sehr groß und vor Allem – leider – sehr viele. Vielleicht muss ich mir doch noch einmal die Javalinas vor die Flinte nehmen. Schließlich kann man sie ja auch gut zu Schinken, Wurst und Kotelett verarbeiten. Und einen gelernten Metzger – mehrere sogar – haben wir hier in der Verwandtschaft.
        Liebe Grüße aus dem südlichen Texas,
        Pit

  5. Guten Morgen Pit
    Habe alles gelesen. Hoffe das alles gut wird mit der Heilung.
    Das ist eine große Wunde. Drücke beide Daumen.
    LG. Wolfgang

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