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Had a bit of a scare this morning. I iced the area, and then went into the kitchen to wash my hands. I turned around to look at her, and suddenly there is fluid the colour of blood just pouring out of her. It was as if someone turned on a faucet. There was a huge puddle under her - I grabbed a towel and it soaked through; grab another while trying to grab the phone. I called the vet - and while I knew in my head that it wasn't full up blood (it was the bloody fluid that had been draining all weekend) it felt like she was bleeding out. They told me to get her in right away. I was there about 10 minutes later - and the flow had stopped. What happened was that I probably shifted a pocket of fluid while icing it, and it moved to where the drain hole is and started to pour out. It was so scary. And the poor thing was so traumatized - she was shaking so hard and made herself dead weight. One of the guys at the vet finally had to pick her up and carry her back to the procedure room.
She seems okay now. The vet wants to see her everyday now to keep an eye on that wound. Apparently, it was a tough surgery - it took a lot to get the big mass out, and so the area is very red and swollen and angry. They want to watch it now to make sure it doesn't necrotize (was that the word?). My poor dog. I'm so worried that this whole ordeal is just going to age her even quicker. She has been so scared so many times the past few days. It's awful. My heart was breaking this morning.
Please keep sending those positive thoughts. Every one is so appreciated.