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: Penny's got an infected incision
: shangrila July 28, 2008, 07:52:37 PM
Penny was spayed last Thursday, and has been fine since the day after so I thought we were pretty much in the clear... And then tonight she was laying on the wood floor with the E-collar on, and when she stood up I saw blood on the floor (not just a drop) then I realized she had blood all over her legs   :-\

We rushed her to the vet and they said one staple has come loose and with the blood there was a little bit of pus so they think she has an infection. They re-stapled her and sent me home with anti-biotics.

Poor penny  :-\
: Re: Penny's got an infected incision
: marinafb July 28, 2008, 08:45:42 PM
 :( :( :( :(

Poor Ms. Penny hope you heal quickly! I am sure your mom will take extra good care of you! Marina
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: AudgePadge July 29, 2008, 10:12:22 AM
Oh Little Penny...Sendin g LOTS of sloppy kisses and healing thoughts! <3
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: jennifer July 29, 2008, 01:17:57 PM
Hope Penny is feeling better today and that yuckiness clears up quickly!   :-*
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: shangrila July 29, 2008, 07:43:40 PM
She is not doing too great today. The wound is stapled better than it was before, but it is so oozy. There's a yellow discharge that keeps oozing out, and there was a little more blood today. I cleaned the fur on her legs but more is oozing out on to her fur, so we'll be cleaning it again tomorrow.

The toughest part is that even though I know she has an infection, she doesn't. And she's starting to get restless and active again. She is SOOOO hard to keep "quiet". It's easy to keep her on a leash and restrict her outside time, but it's really hard to keep her still in the house - especially when I can't put her in the crate! I don't want to put her in the crate cause she needs her cone on and she doesn't fit too great in tbhe crate with the cone on. I bought nand x pen today so maybe that wilpl help but it's SO hard to stop my little spastic troublemaker from being a spastic troublemaker!