I was supposed to get my dog’s stitches removed.
Shortly before I left for the appointment, I noticed that what had looked like a scab was torn loose, and was an open wound beneath. It turned out to be necrosis – the skin had died, necessitating removal, cleaning, and pulling the edges together to close the wound. Fortunately, like me, the no-longer young dog has some loose skin.
I just arrived home now – 3-1/2 hours later, over $600 poorer.
But, the dog does look more comfortable, and is sitting up – which he hasn’t felt well enough to do very much for several days. The vet says that he should be in better shape very quickly, and visibly improve every day from here out.
I need to head to bed. This is all exhausting.