Stitches are out!!! Cone is off!!
...and she started her first heat. Which I expect means Willow will start hers soon too.
Which means three weeks of Polar Bear being nuts, and having to keep them separated.
But Grace is looking GREAT!
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.
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.