Hello Everybuddy.... I was right in the middle of doing the Previous Post... when we suddenly discovered that Ernie had a MAJOR Problem..
I was so shaken up that I just went ahead and published the other post and started ALL of this FRESH...
Ernie started to have Swelling around his BUMP Ectomy incision... on Wed. Evening. I started putting Warm Wet Compresses on the area about every 6 hours. By Thurs. morning we decided to have it checked beclaws it looked the SAME... the Vet said that there WAS infection.. probably due to the Inside.. Stitches which were the type that should dissolve ... Ernie was given and Antibiotic for the infection.. And that the compresses were a great idea and to continue those... And we were still set up to go TODAY (Sat.) to have the stitches taken out. OK... we get home and all is Fine until 9:30 on Friday Night when the incision started spewing out Infection. We got that all cleaned up and he seemed to be FINE.. This morning we went to the Vet to have the stitches out... Done.. Everythingy looked Terrific. Again he said continue the compresses.. just to be sure.. OK... Home from the Vet... Ernie is doing terrific... We did a compress at 2:00... all FINE and DANDY... Took the boys Out to potty and to help Feed the Birds... all fine and Dandy... at 2:55.. Ernie began licking his incision site.. we Checked it and OH MY GOD... there was a HOLE the size of a DIME that went IN about .. well it looked like it went 1/2 an inch, butt I think that was a combination of FEAR and SHOCK on my part. As I improvised a Bandage that would go around his ribcage and hold a gauze pad in place... I was calling Dr. Hustey. It is a 45 min. Drive to the office from here.. We made it in 40.. and Ernie was in surgery 10 mins. later. He now has a DRAIN and all new stitches.
Dr. Hustey feels that the entire problem was caused from the inside stitches that simply did not agree with Ernie's System... for Some reason.
I feel soooooo sorry for the little guy. Dr. Hustey let us be with Ernie as he was starting to wake up.. Poor little thing. He could hardly even open his eyes yet and was trying to kiss me.
He is sleeping on one of my sweatshirts. It is where he Wanted to go. Dr. Hustey said to continue the compresses and he gave Ernie some Pain pills . He will get one about 10 tonight... IF I feel the effects of the anesthesia have worn completely off.
We will take him on Wed. to have the Drain removed.. but NOT the stitches. Those will have to stay for Several more days.
I just pray that nothing MORE happens to Sweet Little Ernie. He has had ENOUGH for a LONG While.
Ernie is such a loving and trusting soul. I feel like the meanest woman in the world. I just wanted that BUMP out of there... Who would have thought that all of THIS would have come about.