Quick update on Sadie.
The abscess on her neck returned over the course of the last few days and was growing at a rather alarming rate. We are having a few issues with our regular vet clinic about it and unfortunately didn't trust them with Sadie's situation anymore, so we decided to take her to another clinic yesterday morning. They took some samples and did some lab work and confirmed that it was an abscess. (The previous vet did no lab work and only confirmed that "although it looks like an abscess, I'm not really sure what it is"...) This morning Sadie had her second surgery to remove the abscess and this time they actually found what was causing it: and little prickly grass seed that had embedded in her neck. She's home now, and groggy, with a large tube running in one side of the affected area and out the other side to promote drainage. She'll have the tube for a few days only, hopefully. She looks horrible, but they assured us she'll be fine. We're hoping for the best. And we feel much more confident with the new vet.
I ran 4 miles today.
Sadie is such a faithful running partner...I do hope she is feeling better soon...great run too on your part...ReplyDelete
Poor Sadie! When my dog Scooter had to have surgery last December, he had one of those drainage tubes as well, and it was rather nasty to look at. But in the end, he healed up just fine. Good call taking her to a different vet.ReplyDelete
Poor pup!! I can't imagine how hard it's been for you to run without your trusty partner! Hopefully she recovers nice and quick :-)ReplyDelete
Sadie is a real trooper! Take good care of her :-)ReplyDelete
Great news about Sadie. She'll be back running with you before you know it. How's her paws? Are they healed yet.ReplyDelete
so sad about sadie! i hope she's doing better. so sad for you to be running on your own! i'm glad jeanie has nursing behind her- sadie will be in good hands. :)ReplyDelete
if she'd like to come recover with granite, she can come by anytime. gboy is going in for his big neuter day tomorrow and should be quite mellow.
It's good you took her to the new clinic and that they found the cause. Who'da thunk? Hope she's back on the trails with you soon.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear Sadie is on the road to recovery now. Hang in there!ReplyDelete
I'm glad the new place was able to figure out what actually caused it. Hopefully now she can just get on the path to healing and no more sidetracks.ReplyDelete
oh dear! i'm sorry that it took a while to figure out what was causing it, but i'm glad sadie is on the way to recovery! i will send more positive vibes on her way!!! (which vets you went, is what i'm curious about ...)ReplyDelete
BIG get well wishes go out to Saddie!!!! Good call on taking her to another Vet.ReplyDelete
Keep us updated.
awhhh I'm glad they got to the root of the problem and she can mend fast!ReplyDelete
Sorry your outta a running partner for a while :(