Lily . . .
Case Study submitted by Danette Musser
Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center,
Round Rock, TX
9 Yrs. 5 Mos. old Spayed Female Schnauzer, Miniature, presents as a transfer from rDVM for continued care for swollen, cold, and discolored RF paw ~2 days post-op from a mass removal on the leg.
1/24: Placed under anesthesia for mass removal and dental. Mass was attached to RF P1 so P1 was amputated. It was closed 2 layers and cruciate's for skin. SSD and a bandage was placed. During the dental right maxillary premolar was extracted. She was given Rimadyl SQ and Clindamycin IV.
She was rx'd Vetprofen 25mg: 1/2 tab po q24.
1/25: Rechecked b/c foot swollen and oozing serum/blood. She was non-weight bearing on the foot. The bandage was removed and K-laser and hydrotherapy/PT was performed throughout the day. ~4:40p one of the skin sutures was removed. She was left at the hospital for boarding until the limb was improved.
1/26: The paw is significantly swollen, discolored (purple/bright pink), cold to the touch, and minimal pain response. Referral to Heart of Texas for HBOT was recommended.