On March 5th, Addie had a nice sized growth removed. She was doing pretty well recovering, but somehow the night of March 9th she proceeded to pull all 5 of her stitches out! I didn’t hear her get up in the night, and she was wearing her shirt, but somehow she managed. Of course March 10th was a Sunday, so no Dr. appointment that day!
The wound wasn’t bleeding, but we felt we needed to keep a gauze pad on it anyways. With it being high on her back leg, it was near impossible to wrap it. We tried 15 times without success. In the end, duct tape worked! I know.. not a great visual, but it kept the pad on for the day!
Since we needed to take her in to the vet on Monday, we also decided to try another shot of Legend to see if this one would help whereas the last one did not.
At the appointment, Dr. Mario said that her incision was healing nicely and he did not need to re-stitch the wound. Yeah! He then proceeded with the additional dose of Legend.
I am happy to report that the wound is almost entirely healed now. Not sure how that happened as Addie tends to take forever to heal from things, but it looks great now. AND she has been walking MUCH better the past several days. She is excited to go on her walks in the morning and wants to go longer than normal.
Also, I am not sure if I had mentioned earlier, but she had a skin condition she was fighting as well, and that is 85% corrected. We still are giving her medicated baths every 2-3 days and I suspect within the week she should be good to go. Good news all around today!
We never know what each day will bring for Addie, but we just take one thing at a time and do the best we can. Her quality of life is still good, so what more can we ask for?