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Molly Recuperating

Molly recuperating following the amputation of leg

Molly Recuperating

June 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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It’s now been a week and a half since Molly’s leg was amputated.  Last Friday she popped a stitch, so we had to take her back to Dr. Winters’ office to have that taken care of.  Then, over the weekend her wound started seaping – a lot.  We took her in to have Dr. Winters look at the wound to make sure everything was OK.  Of course, he wound wasn’t seaping when we took her in.  He examined the wound and said it was healing nicely and explained that there was more than likely a pocket where blood collected following surgery, and that is probably was seaping through the wound. 

She continues to eat and drink, and has no problem going outside to do her business.  She is still somewhat of a couch potatoe though.  She’s currently on Novox and Tramadol for any pain she may be having. 

On Friday we take her to SEVO for her first chemotherapy treatment.


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3 Comments so far ↓

  • etgayle

    sounds like molly is doing very well, that’s good news. always good to get the vet involved with the seapage..you never know. make sure molly remembers to take as many therapeutic naps as possible – they have magical healing power!! how about some pictures of miss molly??? paws crossed for continued healing and improvement!

    gayle

  • jerry

    Hey Molly, sounds like a normal recovery to me. I had an icky seroma too. It went away after the vet drained it. No big deal at ALL.

    You’ll do fine, just be patient and don’t overdo it. Good luck at SEVO, wherever that is!

  • Molly's Dad

    Thanks for the words of encouragement. We’re retired miliary and still have a habit of using acronyms. SEVO is Southeast Veterinary Oncology (http://www.petcancercare.com/). Great facilities and staff.

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