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.
We appreciate all of the well wishes!
What an unfortunate run of bad luck for Paisley. Once she gets over this tough time and has the pin removed she will feel much better. I know it’s hard with the whining and all but she is just telling you she hurts and wants to get back to a normal lifestyle. Thanks for update, we all care……..
Oh Paisley, and just from a jump off the deck! I’m sorry for both of you; it could be a long four weeks….