I took Paisley into the vet on Friday for a recheck and x-ray. Unfortunately, the pin had caused a hole in her skin and was causing a lot of discomfort. The vet decided to cut a little bit of the excess pin off. Good news is that the x-ray looked really good. The bad news was that Friday night was miserable, I got about 4 hours of sleep due to Paisley’s constant whining. On Saturday I noticed that she had a big bulge on the front of her shoulder. It was hard and I had no idea what it was, but figured it had to be why she was in pain. I called the vet and unfortunately the vet that did the surgery was out of town for the weekend. The on-call vet is pregnant, so she couldn’t do an x-ray to figure out what the problem was. So, we decided to wait until Monday morning. In the meantime she prescribed some more pain medicine and antibiotics. For somebody with a weak stomach, it is pretty nasty looking 😉 This morning I took her back to the vet and we did another x-ray. The bulge is the pin causing a lot of irritation to the surrounding tissue and is causing some calcification. He wanted to cut off a little bit more of the pin, but he was going to have to sedate her for it. So, I left her there and came back a couple hours later. The poor girl had to be sedated for nothing because the pin is in the bone in such a way that he couldn’t cut anymore off without doing more damage. The poor girl is going to have this weeping bubble until the pin is removed in another 4 weeks. I guess I am going to have to get a stronger stomach! They left her bandage off and she seems to be happier. Her skin is a mess from the tape, but should heal quickly.
I’m happy to see that she is resting comfortably.
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