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Lilly’s Surgery

May 8, 2021

Two weeks ago Lily acquired a sore on her face which quickly turned big, red and eventually bloody. The initial thought was possibly an allergic reaction to a bug bite or an infection due to a mild injury that got dirty. The third option was an abscess in her jaw.

This is when it was inflamed, before it got bloody

At first before it turned bloody, we though of the insect bit & I have her, on the advice or a vet, an antihistamine which did take the swelling down a bit.

Then I woke the next day to a bloody mess. The swelling was a collection of blood – a hematoma. So, she went into the vet at the next available appointment. The vet determined it was an infection, but was unsure of the cause. It could have been a cut that just got infected or, it could be an abscess in her tooth.

Between the potential of the abscess, the quality of her teeth, and the smell of her breath it was decided that she needed to get her teeth done. So Thursday she was put under anesthesia and her teeth were cleaned. Several teeth were also removed either due to abscess (the little back molar cause the hematoma), potential abscesses or they are going to shortly fall out on their own. ,

When she got home, I had to go over to my sister’s, so she cuddled up in Grandma’s lap under a blanket & everything . A Very calm and mellow dog, which is not Lilly. As the anesthesia was wearing off she got hungry and jumped down and ate the small bit of food I left upstairs for her. I had told mom that because of the anesthesia her balance would probably be off until not let her go down the stairs cuz she might fall. Despite these instructions, Lilly snuck down stairs & Ste the food that I’d left her down here.

They shaved he nose a bit to do a wound check.

She is recovering well.. not back 100% to normal, but close.. ­čÖé