Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Poor, Poor Lily (Warning, Warning Will Robinson, Gross Picture Ahead!

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......


  1. Oh Lily, you silly girl! DO NOT let germs get inside your stumpy! We're glad you're feeling better. Hope you got the good pain meds and are getting lots of extra treats. Our paws are crossed that you feel better soon.

    -Bart and Ruby

  2. Sending good vibes your way!
    Paws crossed around here!

    Hope you get better soon!


    Jack, Kaiser and Farrusquinho

  3. Oh man, that looks uncomfortable. I hope you get rid of that nasty infection soon.


  4. Our prayers are with you and Lily! Hope the infection clears up quickly!

  5. Oh Sweet Lily, we hope you are well very soon. Sounds like your mum and the family are taking grreat care of you. Hugs to you and extra love. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory