|Barked: Sun Dec 27, '09 1:44am PST |
|Thanks all, for the well wishes..
Yes, we are in Japan now. Lilith went for her 4 week post-op check up the Friday before we left, and the doctor was concerned her one knee wasn't recovery as well as expected. It was swollen and per her radiographs, the healing of the bone on one side was abnormal, so they flushed it out and sent it out for cultures.. it returned yesterday (through email) with a diagnosis that Lilith has a Staph infection in one knee. Before we left he had given us 3 weeks' worth of Clamavox, which he confirmed should clear up her Staph infection. Lilith is in a bit of pain, but she is functional and slowly using 4 legs again despite her discomfort. We've been through a lot with her knees and an infection honestly feels like the least that could happen, although we are taking it seriously since I have heard Staph infections could become serious.
Anyway, happy holidays to everyone. Here's to a healthy new year to all the pups and owners out there.
Edited by author Sun Dec 27, '09 1:45am PST