Patty finished her 2nd surgery early this morning. Dr. Ruland said she did
not seem to be in as much pain as she had been prior. They were able to
get enough skin from her chest to cover
the jugular area so that it would not be exposed, therefore the skin
did cover the opened wound on both sides of her neck. However there was
not enough skin to close off the center section. Her appetite hasn't
been much today, however that is to be expected since she just came out
of surgery this morning.
Unfortunately Patty had to undergo another surgery because the tissue was becoming dying. Below is an update last night as she was on the table.
She is currently having her second surgery. The surgeon performing the
surgery will be removing her the original portion of her skin they we
hoped would reattach. Unfortunately the skin that was was not viable and
didnt pink back up. However, the good news this was able to keep her
skin clean, fresh and healty underneath. We we Not know what will need
to be done next, until they get in and see what they working with.
The POSSIBLE option is a "back flap" -a portion of skin from her back
can be removed and placed where she was skinned. This is a very large
section and may need mesh to help close and a drainage tube. Our hopes
is that they will be able to close the full section to avoid any further
discomfort to Patty. As if it is not closed it will need daily cleaning
and bandage changes.
What we do know...a skin graph does not
normally take on dogs and the back flap was only a second option as we
wanted to give her a chance to use the removed skin rather than remove
skin from her back that may not have been needed.
direction the surgeon and ER staff need to take tonight and for then
next few weeks.. Patty will need all the support and prayers she can
Thank you to this community that has started from a few
in Detroit then all across MI to CT, CA and even New Zealand none of
this would be possible.
Patty is incredibly lucky to be in such good hands with more love for than anyone could ever imagine.
Please hug your fur babies a little tigher, say an extra prayer for
those we have yet to save, consider fostering or adopting and know that
all YOU have done is incredibly appreciated!
We have received an update that they will not be able to re-attach her fur. She will require a lot of care and a long recovery. She is resting as she was giving pain meds as soon as we arrived. Please keep praying!