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Tonks' spay incision is infected

post #1 of 23
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So I called out sick today and brought Tonks to the vet first thing this AM. She has an abcess and one of the stiches waw a little tight so the sweling caued it to pull her skin open a little. The vet had to remove her stiches and irragate the incsition, he said the abcess is pretty deep down (even showed me) he is hoping she doesn't need surgery for it. I have her on .5ml of clavamox 2x per day with warm compress with some blue solution 2-3x per day for five mins.

She seems fine, and active, its not bothrin hr at all, we have a e-coller on her and he put in a staple instead of stiches.... my poor baby!
post #2 of 23
Aw, poor Tonks. I sure hope she gets better soon. I just went through an abscess issue with Bijou so understand.
post #3 of 23
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Aw, poor Tonks. I sure hope she gets better soon. I just went through an abscess issue with Bijou so understand.
Thanks! It is quite scary...
post #4 of 23
Wow, that's a bit worse then I expected it to be. Glad you got her in and have medicine for her now. With that and your TLC she'll get better soon.
post #5 of 23
For Tonk. I hope she feels better soon. I am so glad you got her checked
post #6 of 23
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Wow, that's a bit worse then I expected it to be. Glad you got her in and have medicine for her now. With that and your TLC she'll get better soon.
Thanks it was a bit worse than I expcted too! So glad I took her in.
post #7 of 23
Thats what happened to lucy only she needed surgery to fix it.
I hope she will be ok.
post #8 of 23
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Thats what happened to lucy only she needed surgery to fix it.
I hope she will be ok.
We havn't ruled out the possibility of surgery yet, he said its really close the the body cavity
post #9 of 23
Lucy was allergic to the stitches when it happened to her and she had pulled some out. Maybe the Antibiotics will help her and she will not need surgery.
post #10 of 23
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Lucy was allergic to the stitches when it happened to her and she had pulled some out. Maybe the Antibiotics will help her and she will not need surgery.
Also a possiblity the vet mentioned which is why he replaced the stiches with a staple
post #11 of 23
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Just wantd to update on Tonks:

She seems to be doing fine, her incision is MUCH less red, however it is a little gunky, it looks lie a moist scab developing over it. She is acting 100% normally and has no feavor and is eating/driking/using the litter box all fine. She takes her Clavamox with no problem at all alll I have to do is walk over to her with the droper and put it near her mouth and she opens up no problem

The warm compresses do seem to help but she does NOT like it and its a 5 min fight both times we've done it so far, though I learned pretty quick that because she is so small its MUCH MUCH MUCH easier to do it with one person than try to have my fiance help me.

I'm so nervouse and worried about her, I think I'm going to bring her back to the vet on Monday just to be safe and because it looks like she's getting an eye infection now (its all runny) I love my little girl and wnat to do whatever it takes to get her feeling better! This has been a very scary and stressful experiance for both of us, I just wanted to do the right thing by her and get her spayed so that she could live a long and healthy life

PS: If anyone wants to see pics of her incision as it looks, let me know and I will post them
post #12 of 23
Your kitkat will be just fine. Same thing happened to one of my dogs when I had her spayed. It was open and dripping---REALLY nasty. She recovered and 6 years later you'd never know anything was ever wrong.

However, I am VERY concerned at how willingly the kit takes her medicine. She is a FREAK (you lucky thing!)

You're doing great with her!

Cally
post #13 of 23
I would like to see another pic.
Lucy was fine once she healed.
post #14 of 23
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However, I am VERY concerned at how willingly the kit takes her medicine. She is a FREAK (you lucky thing!)
I know! I think she figured out 2 weeks ago when she was on meds for the lump on her neck that I'm bigger and I'm goign to win... so its less traumatic to cooporate
post #15 of 23
I always have to chase my cats with the dropper.
You are lucky.
post #16 of 23
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I would like to see another pic.
Lucy was fine once she healed.
I'll get pics ASAP
post #17 of 23
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Before (aka yesterday):


After (aka today):


I just finished with her warm wet compress (medicated solution) so thats why all the fur around there is wet
post #18 of 23
I don't think it looks any better, but antibiotics need time to work. Did the vet ever give her a steroid and antibiotic shot? This is what my girl had to get the swelling down and start fighting the infection - it had the redness and swelling down by that evening.
post #19 of 23
It dosent look better to me either but give it time.
post #20 of 23
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I'll try to get anohter pic today... while its dry lol
post #21 of 23
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Which means 3.5 days on antibiotics and the compress... here is where we are:





She's a wiggly little thing so those are the three "best" pics I got...

I think it looks like its starting to heal...
post #22 of 23
The bottom right (as you see it on the screen) hole/wound where the stitch was looks bad, but overall it looks like the redness and swelling is better.
Keep up with the TLC and she'll be better soon. for extra quick healing.
post #23 of 23
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I just got the following reply from my vet (hehehe... you can e-mail him... so I sent the pics)

"The incision looks much better. There does not appear to be that much discharge. There will be some from the warm compresses, but the incision is less red and swollen. I will call you tomorrow to follow up."
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