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.