An extension on the 3TC today

I cheated a little bit with my Three Things Challenge earlier as we had to take Maggie to the vet today.
You may remember last year a lump came up on her face and at first it was thought to be a bad tooth. Things didn’t improve, so she was knocked out and a saliva gland drained. The bad news was that as fast as they drained it, so it filled up again, and when we collected her, her face was twice the size it had been! We were given some different antibiotics but they didn’t really seem to do anything, but we decided against surgery for the time being, and as thing turned out, it sorted itself out anyway.
Photo May 2019, lump under left eye.

We noticed a little marble on Friday, but she was eating and drinking OK and it didn’t seem to bother her. We started with the metacam anti-inflammatory as we had last time, but yesterday it had doubled in size and although not as big as the one last year, we made an appointment with the vet today.
It seems to be the saliva gland again, so we’ve got a 14 day course of antibiotics and have to give her the metacam every day for the duration.
She’s OK in herself, as loving (and demanding!!) as ever, is eating and drinking OK and the bodily functions are normal, so that is all good news. Obviously if it starts to give her trouble we shall be going back before they’re finished.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to An extension on the 3TC today

  1. Sadje says:

    I hope she gets well soon.

  2. Chris Hall says:

    Get better soon, Maggie!

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