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Postby msvette2u » August 2nd, 2006, 7:15 pm

We discovered a swelling on Hershey on Monday evening, and yesterday morning took him in to the vet - she recommended some benadryl (thinking it was an allergic reaction to some insect bite perhaps) and some Keflex. By last evening it was growing increasingly red and irritated and HARD.
This morning, it was BRICK red and horridly hard and obviously infected.
We took him in this morning and the vet inserted a needle and drew out some red, pus filled fluid. She said she'd have to keep him and lance it, and drain it.
This is how it looks now. Poor Hershey :(

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The original neuter incision is on the testicals, this is further foward on his body than the original incision.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » August 2nd, 2006, 8:06 pm

Oh poor man...does the vet have any idea what it is?
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Postby msvette2u » August 2nd, 2006, 8:17 pm

Just a really bad infection :( He was neutered last Thursday.

It started like this---swelling on the right side of his penis
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Postby luvmyangels » August 2nd, 2006, 9:53 pm

Oh My! How horrible. Poor Hershey. Does it have something to do with the neutering?
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Postby msvette2u » August 2nd, 2006, 10:04 pm

We are not sure - the swelling isn't in the scrotal area which is where the original neuter incision is.
The vet just wasn't sure. He's on antibiotics and this incision can't form a scab for 7 days anyway...so it can drain. :(
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Postby mnp13 » August 2nd, 2006, 10:04 pm

why did they have to make such a long incision?
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Postby msvette2u » August 2nd, 2006, 10:09 pm

That's the incision to clean the infection. She said it was a huge deep abscess. The incision is slightly open in one spot, other than the tubes, to drain...
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Postby anissa » August 3rd, 2006, 2:25 am

omg, the poor guy must be so uncomfortable. I hope you can figure out what it was, to keep it from re-occuring.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » August 3rd, 2006, 8:21 am

Poor guy. Good luck and be sure to keep us posted on his progress. :(
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Postby a-bull » August 3rd, 2006, 9:01 am

Little too coincidental that he was just neutered on Thursday and he develops an infection in that region right after~likely related.

Poor little guy.

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Postby Emi » August 3rd, 2006, 9:34 am

Oh poor baby hope he get's feeling better ...
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Postby msvette2u » August 3rd, 2006, 11:05 am

He's a tad better this morning, at least attitude wise. You'd never know he was sick unless you looked underneath :shock:
He's on Keflex so hopefully this won't recur.
Red apparently had a dog that had this same condition (it was an adult though), Tux, and it turned out the vet had accidently removed lypmh nodes instead of testicle and it swelled like this. I'm thinking that's what happened in this case too.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » August 3rd, 2006, 1:01 pm

msvette2u wrote:He's a tad better this morning, at least attitude wise. You'd never know he was sick unless you looked underneath :shock:
He's on Keflex so hopefully this won't recur.
Red apparently had a dog that had this same condition (it was an adult though), Tux, and it turned out the vet had accidently removed lypmh nodes instead of testicle and it swelled like this. I'm thinking that's what happened in this case too.


OH NO! Let's hope that is not the case. Poor guys.
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Postby cheekymunkee » August 3rd, 2006, 2:27 pm

I HOPE that is not the case with the poor little guy. Tux had quite a few problems. Poor baby :(
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Postby Purple » August 4th, 2006, 8:54 pm

Poor pupper...how's he doing tonight?
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Postby msvette2u » August 4th, 2006, 11:05 pm

He is doing really good. The incision is looking GREAT (thank God!)
We washed him off because he was outside for a bit and he yowled the whole time. He is a TALKER. :shock: This puppy is seriously so pretty/handsome, but then again they all were... lol
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Postby Malli » August 5th, 2006, 3:11 pm

wow, that incision site is NOT pretty :(

This puppy is, what, 3 months old?

What crappy luck for such a little one :(

Did they give you any pain control for him?

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Postby msvette2u » August 5th, 2006, 3:43 pm

10 weeks old, or 11 weeks now. No pain control. It only bothers him when we put on the hydrogen peroxide, other than that he romps and plays like nothing is wrong. He is crated or in the kennel run to reduce his activity a bit or at least modify it! We have to put the peroxide a few times a day on to keep the site open and draining. It really looks good, I am very impressed that he's healing so well. I believe they'll remove the drain this coming week, and barring setbacks he should heal up good.
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Postby Malli » August 5th, 2006, 4:26 pm

I'm surprised they are having you use HP....

typical abscess care that I know usually suggests warm water compresses...

perhaps because this one was deeper though, the care is different :|
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Postby msvette2u » August 5th, 2006, 10:22 pm

It is much better, not weeping and draining as much and MUCH less swollen!
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