The saliva gland is seeping its fluid outside, and we are to continue with the hibitane wash twice a day. Our vet, like us, is disappointed there is no improvement, but as we thought, because of Maggie’s age, they are wary of surgery.
It would appear there are several saliva glands in the mouth, and this particular one is the most difficult to get to. Surgery would be at least an hour and for a younger dog, not such a worry.
Our vet is going to ask her senior colleague for his opinion tomorrow and ask him to ring us. He is the vet who successfully performed the operation on the lump in her mouth when the local vet here wouldn’t touch it.
We are obviously anxious as to what to do next. Maggie comes first and we will do what is best for her, so if that is to continue the way we are (it’s not an emergency situation) then so be it.