Quoted from Tyamry:
Good luck to you and Matilda.
Our dog Bubba had ACL surgery a couple of months ago and hasn't faired so well. After 6 weeks he still wasn't putting any weight on it so they took x-rays and determined that a couple of screws needed to be removed so they went back in and took them out. While doing that they took a culture and sure enough it's infected. He is scheduled for his third surgery in 2 weeks to take the plate and rest of the screws out as the bacteria is adhering to the metal. He also has IMPA (rheumatoid arthritis) which isn't helping his amune system at all. [quoted image]
Bubba and I are kindred. I too had leg surgery leading to infections, metal removal and long rehab times. 3 1/2 years later still chewing pain killers. I also have Rheumatoid Arthritis. At least you will have a chilled pup.
Wishing Bubba a better out come than this little black duck.