Little Bella looks good today. She is happy and playful but her incision looks a bit redder. She has a gram negative bacteria growing in addition to all the others but this one is more resistant. So Bella will be getting three different antibiotics.
We are waiting for the surgeon to come and look at the incision to determine whether to surgically drain the area of the abscess or if they will go to radiology and guide a needle in to drain it. We don’t know when or how this will happen until the surgeon comes and looks at it.
They feel that the abscess has so many more bugs than normal due to the abscess being at the top of stomach near the esophagus where many more bugs can collect. if it were the bottom of stomach it would be easier to treat with medicine due to less bugs that would survive to that point.
I have always called her my Bella Bug but did not think she would take it so seriously.
OK Bella, lets get rid of the bacteria bugs!