Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Health Care


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-14-2012, 09:01 PM
JPuckett1989's Avatar
JPuckett1989 JPuckett1989 is offline
Slowly but surely......
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tifton,Georgia
Posts: 312
Default Update on charlie's abscess

We had to take Charlie back up to the vet yesterday. His abscess had gotten larger than it was before, and didn't seem the antibiotic they gave us was working. They drew more fluid out, less puss this time, mostly plasma. The doctor told us it was about 50% better but is still concerned about the condition so she sent a sample to the lab to find out what the problem is. Will take about 8 days until the results come back. In the mean time he's back on another antibiotic and a pro biotic.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-15-2012, 08:35 AM
Barb04's Avatar
Barb04 Barb04 is offline
Love my pets
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 27,169
Default

Sending healing vibes and also for some good news. Please keep us updated.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-15-2012, 07:57 PM
JPuckett1989's Avatar
JPuckett1989 JPuckett1989 is offline
Slowly but surely......
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tifton,Georgia
Posts: 312
Default

Thank you. The vet was talking about possibility of surgery to remove the fibrous knot. I really hope it doesn't come to that as we are in no position right now to afford surgery.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-15-2012, 09:41 PM
JPuckett1989's Avatar
JPuckett1989 JPuckett1989 is offline
Slowly but surely......
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tifton,Georgia
Posts: 312
Default

Sorry, I was wrong. They're talking about doing surgery to put in a draining system to keep fluid from building back up.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-16-2012, 11:56 AM
JPuckett1989's Avatar
JPuckett1989 JPuckett1989 is offline
Slowly but surely......
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tifton,Georgia
Posts: 312
Default

Just got back from the vet for a follow up.

They drained him again and she said it's getting better, almost no puss this time, just fluid. They went ahead and scheduled him for anesthesia on Monday. If it builds up again over the weekend back to the same size it has been, then they are going to put in a drain system to constantly drain the fluid out and have to keep him there for a few days.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-17-2012, 08:59 AM
Barb04's Avatar
Barb04 Barb04 is offline
Love my pets
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 27,169
Default

Sending lots of healing vibes.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-19-2012, 09:55 PM
JPuckett1989's Avatar
JPuckett1989 JPuckett1989 is offline
Slowly but surely......
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tifton,Georgia
Posts: 312
Default

Looks like charlie will be at the vet for a few days.

It's filled back up with fluid, again. We'll find out tomorrow for sure, but judging by the size that it's grown back, they're going to say we should go ahead and get the drainage system in.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-20-2012, 10:16 PM
JPuckett1989's Avatar
JPuckett1989 JPuckett1989 is offline
Slowly but surely......
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tifton,Georgia
Posts: 312
Default

Went to the vet this morning.

Looks like he's staying for 3-4 days. When they went in to put the draining system they found that he actually had a cyst. So they went ahead and removed it, and he has a pretty big incision in that area, about 4-5 inches according to my fiance.

He will be staying up there for a few days while they monitor him and give him pain medication.

Going to miss our little mischievous boy. Definitely quiet around the house without him.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-21-2012, 08:36 AM
Barb04's Avatar
Barb04 Barb04 is offline
Love my pets
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 27,169
Default

Hugs......I'm glad the vet is taking care of him. I'm sending lots of healing vibes that all will be okay now. He's going to be so happy to see you when he comes home.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-21-2012, 09:40 AM
Baxter'smybaby's Avatar
Baxter'smybaby Baxter'smybaby is offline
swimming upstream
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 21,976
Default

I hope this vet visit helps get this cleared up--healing vibes for Charlie!
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:54 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site