It has been almost a week since Zoe was rushed to the vet with an abscess on her little head. She is doing so much better now. We drained her abscess 4-6 times per day up until Tuesday when it dropped to 2. I did it once on Wednesday. It was done again at the vet’s on that day and we have not had to drain it since. The vet assured us that the fluid coming out was just fluid that can form when there is a pocket. I forget what she called it. The important thing is that it was not puss.
I am constantly amazed by this little dog. She never bit either of us even as we were massaging her head to try to get the fluid to come out. She gave us a few warnings, reminding us to go slow but other than that she was completely compliant. I think she knew our intention was to help her. Sometimes, she would even press into the hot compresses. I think it felt good to her.
Her energy level was almost back to normal the day after the vet drained her abscess. She wanted to play with her toys and run around. Her appetite has been good the whole time. I fear we have created a monster though. She has to have food with her medication and generally raw food is not a good idea with the antibiotics and the metacam. We have been feeding her canned food with these meds as it will hang out in the GI tract for a bit. Canned dog food is like crack to our dogs because they don’t get it very often. She still loves her raw too but she has gotten used to having canned food morning and night with her meds. It will be hard to wean her off!
Check back tomorrow for before and after pics!