For those of you not familiar with Butters, I’ve posted about her before in regards to this lump that she’s had in her jaw for probably around 8 months now…
We finally got a breakthrough on her condition, as we took her to the vet today for an operation. They cut directly into the tissue… and found that it was an abscess. A nasty one.
So they drained it and cleaned it out real good, and we went ahead and just did the culture sample. Once they get the results back from that we’ll know what sort of antibiotics she’ll need to help fight off this infection.
In the meantime, she was given a long-lasting antibiotic via injection by the vet, and we were instructed to replace the gauze in her jaw 1-2 times daily, with some antibiotics dropped onto it… hopefully this will help fight off the infection from the inside!
Her after the vet, when we first came home… she was quite swollen from the operation
Several hours later, after my boyfriend and I took a nice nap… the swelling has gone down quite a bit!