I'm home from my surgery and I can tell you I am NOT a happy camper!
Mommy & Daddy picked me up around 4:00pm last night. The Vet lady said that she made 5 incisions, drained out some yucky gunk (butt not as much as she had hoped for) and took a whole bunch of samples from deep inside my paw. She took some x-ray's and did not see anything stuck inside my paw. I have some stitches and some incisions were left open to drain.
We still don't know why my paw is so swelled and festered up. Now it's a waiting game for the biopsy results.
After showing Mommy & Daddy what was done, Vet lady wrapped up my paw and I was sent home. I was still extremely groggy from the surgery. After about 5 minutes of being home I started shaking really bad. Mommy got worried and called the Vet lady. I had to go back to the Vet lady just to be sure I was going to be OK.
She said that it most likely is from the knock out medicine. Typically once surgery is over they give you some medicine to reverse the drugs. They did not do that with me. Because the surgery was so invasive Vet lady thought it would be best to keep me as groggy as possible because there would be extreme pain. The medicine also lowers your body temperature. She thought I was chilly and also in some pain. I could go back home and take a half a dose of the pain medicine.
Wow, that pain medicine really works well! Thank goodness for that. I was singing all my favorite tunes from Woodstock. In fact, I think I was actually there singing on stage. Yes!!
I have to have my paw covered in plastic when I go outside which Mommy said is a royal pain. Last night they tried taping a baggie over my paw. Early this morning at 3am, they got smarter and used plastic wrap. I wore the toilet seat on my head when I went to bed. I only woke up once to try and lick my paw. Yes, even with the toilet seat on I can still reach back there to lick.
Mommy has been laying on the couch with me since very early this morning and I've been napping on and off.
We get to take the bandage off tomorrow afternoon and then it's back to soaking my paw in medicine. I will start taking a new antibiotic today once we pick it up from the pharmacy.
Mommy is upset that we have no concrete answers after all of this, butt also said that no news is good news at the moment. We're praying my paw heals quickly and that the problem just fades away into the sunset.
We all appreciate your love, prayers and support.