Monday, April 16, 2012

Baby's Got Bacteria

Poor little Lily... Mommy had to take Lily to see Mr. Vet today. Lily has been itching and scratching like crazy for a few days now. Mommy checked for fleas ~ None! Maybe just dry skin or allergies.... Nope!! Lily's got a bacterial infection and it's causing her much distress. She has some little lumps under one of her "arm pits" too from the infection. The Dr. said that it is possible that her paw didn't heal all the way (from February) when she had an infection in her paw-pad. My poor big sister.

Mommy has to now give Lily antibiotic pills twice a day for a month or more. She also has to take Benedryl. Now the fun part ~ NOT! She has to give Lily a bath 3 times a day with special soap. THREE TIMES a day can you believe it? Lily ain't gonna be happy about that one. And here's the kicker to boot.... After wetting down her skin, the soap is lathered on and has to remain on for 15 minutes before being washed off. To Lily it's gonna seem like a gazillion minutes. I feel bad for Mommy too bcuz it ain't gonna be easy keeping Lily still for that long. Goodness, what will these Dr's dream up next!

She will get rechecked on May 8th right before we head back home to New York for the summer. She may have to stay on the antibiotics until June depending on how the infection is doing.

First Lily's cervical surgery in Sept. and now this! It's not a good thing but I know in the end she'll be just fine.

Please put the Power of the Paw together for my sweet sister Lily. She's gonna need it. (And maybe a few prayers for Mommy's sanity too.)


P.S. I wanted to post a picture of Lily, but she's too scratchie to sit still, so I picked this picture of Mommy's that she took last year.


  1. Oh no! I've got everything crossed for you Lily. Tell your mom to give you a kong or other chewy while the shampoo sits (if you can drain the water) thats how my mom gave her late labs baths when they had skin problems
    Dachshund Nola

  2. oh,poor little baby
    3bathes a day,that is horrible
    we hope,she will get better soon
    keeping all our paws crossed
    hugs and kisses
    anni,the foxbrothermomma

  3. Oh, Sweetie....Oskar knows all too well what you are going thru with the nasty bacterial 'fection!! He's been on antibiotics for the past three weeks...and we finally had allergy blood work done..and turns out he is allergic to a whole bunch of stuffs!

    Heal quickly sweetum's & hopefully this nasty infection will clear up & be gone soon!

    (((hugs)) your friends
    Oskar & Schatzi

  4. OH MUFFIN your poor sissy Lily. THIS is just awful. THREE baffs EVERY DAY??????? THAT is worse than anythingy I can even imagine.
    Trust me... I have my paws tightly crossed fur ALL of you. GO AWAY ITCHIES... GO find some Squirrel to make miserable!!

  5. We hope little Lily feels better very soon, poor baby.
    We know you will take good care of her.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  6. Muffin, let Lily know we got our paws folded for her here. Bummer. Three baths a day! I think she'll turn into a prune.

  7. Oh man, poor Lily! That sounds like a horrible time. I know your mom person will not be enjoying it either. We will be saying pawerful prayer for a quick healing!

    Nubbin wiggles,


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