Don't say I didn't warn you! Poor, Poor Lily has gotten a nasty infection in her stump area. It has not affected the bone and seems to be localized to the area and not spread through her entire system. But it is some nasty business just the same. Those white things sticking out of her are drainage tubes.......yes, drainage tubes. And that spot on her blanket is...well.....drainage.
Apparently it got infected when she opened up a wound on her stump for the 2nd time. We thought we were keeping it clean but something nasty got in there. It swelled up pretty bad and she was in a lot of pain for a few days. We didn't notice at first because we keep padded tee shirts on her to protect the stump. She is much better now but this will be draining for at least a week.
This is not something for the faint of heart, as the stump needs to be flushed twice a day with water and then an antibiotic. Luckily I have a pretty strong stomach for these things.
While she is getting all kinds of lovin' and special meals I get lots of laundry and 2 plastic bottles for flushing the wound!
Ah, the things we will do for our loved ones.....two legged and four, uh, er I mean three......