Grace is coming home!
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Grace continues to do well on the new antibiotics.
Her incision site is still "angry" at some of the stitches, but as the infection recedes, we expect that to calm down as well.
Still eating and in good spirits. She'll get another kidney function test tomorrow as well, to ensure the antibiotics aren't causing any damage.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Grace's infection isn't healing well... so she needs at least 3 days in hospital again, with IV antibiotics.
We're pulling out the big guns, and the danger is there is a possibility of kidney damage. I had the option of giving her shots at home, and bringing her back in 3 day intervals for urinalysis to check kidney function, but IV meds are better for her in terms of effectiveness of the medicine and really pushing fluids to keep her kidneys working. So the smart choice is hospital stay and IVs. As far as cost goes...
It's Grace. We'll pay it. Too many good years (and puppies) ahead of her.
Grace update 16 April
Grace's infection is challenging. Won't just die. Probably going to need to switch to heavier artillery... which I'm all about--nuke it from space, as it were.
On the physical recovery side, she's a model patient, using the leg, putting weight on it, and ready to start 5 minute walks 3x a day.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
2. Her infection IS responsive to Ciprofloxacin (far cheaper than the alternatives)
3. Gave us a 50% discount on mostly everything. Total for 5 days hospital stay, stitches, cleanings and dressings, $777
(Which ain't cheap, but FAR less than expected.)
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Grace went to the vet today, her leg was draining and did not look good.
Vet said she seems to have an infection and is starting her on antibiotics and fluids. Grace will stay there today and I'll pick her up this evening.