Jaida went for a recheck at the vet's last night. Things were not good. Her incision had split open completely. It was weeping. Bone was visible. There was a serious risk of infection. We had to make an awful decision:
Jaida is having surgery this morning to remove the rest of her leg.
Although this procedure is much more invasive than the partial amputation, the wound should heal properly as there will be no moving parts to pull on the incision, and the incision will be flat against her side...no sticky-outy parts to bump.
We are devastated. We feel terrible that she has to go through this. We are exhausted from a restless, sleepless, anxiety-filled night. We are emotionally drained.
We will keep you informed as soon as the vet calls.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007