Weekend drifted by in an instant, most of which involved hanging with Remmy, getting our apartment in order, and hanging with friends a bit. Pretty quiet overall, but not entirely uneventful. I came home on Thursday night, and while Remmy was her usual excited self, she was also… well, leaking from one of her incisions.
Rewind to Monday: Remember she had skin graft surgery. They used extra skin from her previous skin graft for this new one, and as such, she had a fresh incision on the back of her right leg. So it’s not that weird that she’d be leaky, but then again, we don’t want anything to open up too much. Bandaged her up best we could (which, by the way, was really not very good), and since we had an official bandage change scheduled for early Friday morning and she didn’t seem to be in any pain, no harm, no foul. We’ll sleep on it.
Definitely not as leaky come Friday morning, and Dr. Neihaus wasn’t terribly concerned about it when he saw it then. Bandage change was fine, everything was looking good, onward to the weekend.
She also had a slightly swollen paw, but that wasn’t too concerning. Probably a combo of being immobile and a bandage that was a smidgen too tight. Took her in for a few minutes on Saturday for them to take a look. No biggie.
Took her in again today for a scheduled bandage change, and things are looking good overall. New skin graft on her front right leg is taking nicely (about 80% so far which should be enough), and her front left leg is closing and healing.
But then there’s the ‘mostly’ part. Turns out that back leg incision from which the graft was taken isn’t exactly doing great. Drainage is common, and since it was a fresh wound, it wasn’t pleasant looking, but unfortunately when Dr. Neihaus did some investigating, some of the tissue around the incision had died off. I suspected something was going on due to the smell. Gross, yes, but I won’t soon forget that terrible smell. Not as bad as the first go-round, but it was still there this time.
So what’s the fall out from this? Nothing catastrophic, but it is definitely a small setback, and definitely frustrating. So bandage goes back on the back leg. Luckily, looks like there should be enough to work with back there the close it up as it should be once it heals. I really, really, REALLY hope no additional surgery is going to be required back there. It already looks really gnarly. Don’t want more trauma…
That’s all for now. We pick her up after work, then back again Wednesday for another bandage change.