After how active Ruby has been, I didn’t expect we would be back at the vet, but this morning we went. Along the incision from her earlier surgery it was looking a little nasty and we could see that some of the stitches were still there and didn’t dissolve.
The vet said that the undissolved stitches were causing a bit of an infection, nothing serious, but something that needed to be taken care of. Ruby was sedated and given a shot for pain. The vet made three very shallow cuts along the incision so she could ‘grab” the stitches and then pulled them out. The stitches were removed, the incisions stapled and Ruby was sent home with an antibiotic. While she was sleeping she got her nails trimmed too. They weren’t bad but as the vet said, “Why waste a good sedation.”
She is still out of it and sleeping but every so often I see her tail wag. Either she’s having some good dreams or she starting to wake up. Thankfully this should only be a minor set back and she’ll be up and at ’em before long.
I absolutely love our vet and the gals at the office who help out. Everyone is so nice and understanding…but, I really wish Ruby and I didn’t have to go see them quite as often.