Harlie's incision is looking red and angry. Not the whole incision - just at the top where the infection was. We've been watching it closely and hoping that it would get better. I took a picture of it on the 13th and then again on the 17th and there is a noticeable difference.
I, of course, was thinking, "eh, it isn't that bad." You can bet I wanted to believe that, too. She's been on several antibiotics since May 2nd, 16 days now (most of that time getting IV antibiotics). How can it not be getting better? And the antibiotics are awful on her. I couldn't wait to be done with them! Which, was yesterday. So now she's officially off the antibiotics. Which, if the incision is not looking better, is a bad thing.
So, I couldn't ignore it any longer. Plus my nurse told me I had to get my head out of the sand (I'm paraphrasing here, she was much nicer about it) and send the surgeon pictures. So, I did. I sent her several pictures and she responded by asking if we could come see her today (instead of next week). Ugh.
Here are the pictures (because I know you want to see, and if you don't, I would like them in my blog for record keeping purposes, so look away if you don't like stitches)...
|May 13th, right after removing the dressing.|
Plus, I want her to see how she's not putting any weight on her right foot/leg. I'm worried about what might have happened when she lost her balance the other day. So, getting x-rays today will be good.
Okay, must run. Lots to do to get ready to go.