|Barked: Fri Dec 25, '09 10:19pm PST |
|Today I checked my email and our vet from VHUP finally returned Lilith's lab results from her left knee. We went for a 4 week post-op radiograph last Friday and he was worried because one side seemed not to have healed according to plans and it seemed swollen. So we had it drained and flushed out and the results sent to the lab for a diagnosis.
Lilith and I left for Japan the Tuesday after. I just received lab results via e-mail today; Lilith has a Staph infection in her one leg. Before we left the doctor had given us 3 weeks' supply of Clavamox, 62.5 mg twice a day (which seems pretty heavy).
I did a bit of research on staph infections and most of the results were either skin infections or infections in humans. Lots of accounts seem really scary (like the person got organ failure and died) or other scary things like puking, feeling sick, etc.
I'll admit that although Lilith is back on 4 legs, she has marked discomfort and pain. It is 5 weeks today since her surgery.. she has had 3 surgeries already on her knees so I understand if her recovery is slower, though. Since her Clavamox regiment, her swelling has gone down (but not entirely).
Has anyone else had experiences with staph infections after surgery?
I'll probably be replying late, but thank you for any and all experiences.