February 15, 2017
Abby’s swelling has been moving around since Thursday, Feb 9th. The swelling did not change much on Friday, but Saturday morning it had expanded down the side of her face and into her jowl. We took her back to the vet to have a look. She spends the day there and the vets tried injections which did not seem to help either. They did an ultrasound which showed a few pockets of fluid. They then aspirated it and found there was a decent amount of bacteria in the swollen area. Abby is back on antibiotics and got to come home Saturday night.
Sunday, the swelling had gone down but moved toward her eye. We watched it closely and it even seemed to subside a bit.
Monday, She woke up very swollen again, and it was now swollen over her eye and down her nose. She looked miserable and the vet said, “get her back in here”. She spent Monday and Monday night at the vet under their watchful eye. They made an incision to drain the abscess pockets shown by the ultrasound and sent the fluid off for testing. They installed a drain to help keep it from refilling. We picked her up on Tuesday around noon and her foster said she looked ten times better than when she went in. Today, she is doing well and the swelling is still minimal. Hopefully, this will be the last she has to deal with this!
February 17, 2017
Abby’s had the drain tube removed today and was very happy about that! She will have to have the sutures removed next week and hopefully, won’t have any more issues with a swollen face.
February 23, 2017
Abby’s had the stitches removed today. Everyone at the vet office was happy to see her doing so much better. The swelling has completely resolved and she will remain on the antibiotics for another week or so. If all goes well, she will be able to get her vaccinations and be spayed in the near future.
March 1, 2017
Abby’s face has healed nicely. She is still on her antibiotics for another week. If all goes well, she will be getting her shots next and then we will schedule her spay. Keep sending good vibes her way.
March 9, 2017
Abby finished her antibiotics yesterday. We are watching her closely to make sure nothing else pops up. If all goes well, she will be getting some of her shots next week and the remainder a week or two after that.
March 12, 2017
Abby went to the vet yesterday as she was vomiting Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. She also had a small amount clear gelatinous diarrhea during the same time. She went out about every 30 minutes throughout the night and strained to poop, but was not able to. I spoke with Lindsay Saturday morning and we both agreed it was best to get her checked due to her history.
She saw the vet and was indeed tender around her abdomen. They went ahead with Xrays and did not find any kind of blockage, just a LOT of gas. they gave her Metronidazole and sent her home with instruction to bring her back if she vomited again. She is feeling much better today and eating small bland meals. No further vomiting.
March 20, 2017
Abby went to the vet today and got a few of her shots. She will go back next week for the rest of them as long as there aren’t any issues.
March 27, 2017
Abby went to the vet today and got a few more of her shots. She has done pretty well with them so we have set an appointment for her spay in April. She still gets diarrhea fairly regularly, but we are hoping this resolves as well when all her medical care is complete.