Originally Posted by Vidaloco
Wow I haven't read this thread in ages. Don't know why
Jazzy please don't make me read back to find out who Polly is. Is she your puppy? Hope all goes well for her :( Sounds pretty serious.
Spring is fully springing here so getting busy with garden, yard work and horses.
I pledge to start reading the randomness every day
She went in to have her salivary gland removed this morning cause they said it has been damaged somehow (probably playing with the big dog :roll: ) anyway, when they opened her up there was so much swelling and infection that they couldnt even get to the gland. So they put in a little drain and sewed her up.
They said what they could see though was that there wasnt actually a big tear like they were thinking. Its was more sort of punctured. The hole is small enough that they think it may heal by itself if the drain is there too get rid of the excess saliva. So for 5 days she has the drain and some pretty heavy antibiotics in the hope that all the swelling goes down and the gland heals. If it doesnt then she will have to have the original operation when the infection is dealt with.
Its pretty gross cause the drain is just draining to just above the skin so I've got to clean it all the time
I put this one in cause of the little paw print bandage on her leg lol its cute. This was yesterday after her first surgery visit
After todays surgery
She is recovering really well. She's made quite an impression on everyone at the clinic :) they love her. Theyve taken pity on us because we have already spent a fortune and there is still more to come so they are going to figure out some cheaper prices for us for the next surgery. Hope none of the other animals get sick right now