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    Thanks for all your well wishes. It's so good to have her back home and she seems to be happier and happier every day. Here she is lapping up the attention with her big shaved belly


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    Thats really great Tiff that she is improving both health and temp wise! In that pic it looks like she has a little grin on her face. Glad she is getting better!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Oh, she does look very bright eyed and healthy! Brings a smile to my face.

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    she's still an expert at pulling "the sad face" haha. took this the day she came home.


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    Once a sad face puller always a sad face puller......Such a gorgeous face too
    I am so pleased that she is feeling better
    Pets are forever

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    Glad to hear that she is feeling much better!
    Meet Luna, a 13 month old Beagle pup in Melbourne with her sister Cynder a 13 week old Border Collie!
    Check out their blog at http://lunadogslife.blogspot.com

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    How is Abby today?
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    Abbie's doing really well. Had a vet checkup this afternoon. The pathology results were back. The abcsess was basically a big ball of infectious tissue...so nothing cancerous thank god! The was a note to say they found small pockets of foreign bacteria. So basically the vet said he's very suspicious of the spay surgery but there's nothing to prove the other vet was at fault because so much time has passed that nothing in the abcsess was identifiable. He suspects maybe one of the surgical instruments wasn't sterile..just a guess though. The fact is she's only ever had that one spay surgery so thats been the only chance for bacteria to get in.

    Main thing is she's on the mend and such a different dog now! So bright and full of beans but we still need to keep her quiet for a few more weeks until the stitches are out
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    Even in human surgery, people can sometimes get infections. It does not necessarily mean that something was not done properly.........Just like in humans, some dogs are more susceptible to infection, which could have been airborne during surgery.

    I work in a Hospital and no matter how hard we work at preventing infection, it still happens...Sadly

    I am so happy that she is better now and feeling good. Great news.
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    that something was not done properly
    My dad was a surgeon and he would absolutely say that was the surgeons fault there was an infection. And he was extremely rude about surgeons who had high infection rates.

    He told us kiddies stories about how he'd insist that the nurses kept a record of all the swabs - big cotton pads were used along with everything else and count them at the end of the surgery to make sure nothing was left in the wound that wasn't part of the patient or the plan. He'd tell the nurses to write the counts in patient's blood if they couldn't find a writing stick. Plenty of blood with a road crash victim.

    It is possible for a patient to cause their wound infection by not following doctors orders about keeping everything covered up and dry for a set period of time. But those infections start from the outside not the inside.

    The two surgeons who did separate ops on my knee both claim zero infection rates. They say it's possible but never happened to them. My dad trained these guys.

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