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    I remember Finn had some bleeding coming from scratching his shaved butt area, so i wonder if that's what happened to Sherman too. The whole area was just irritated and red and he was uncomfortable from that. In a few more days I know Sherman will be back to his normal self again.




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    Miss Tallulah had the surgery and was miserable for about 4 days. I slept on mattresses on the floor with her and she was whining, agitated and in some pain even with meds. No drainage, but so many stitches. No redness or bleeding. After 4-5 days she was trying to run and jump hard to keep her from being active. She would just whimper if you accidentally touched the tail area. The whole backside was shaved and stitched and looked so terrible. It took almost a year for the fur to grow back. Really awful surgery but the results were so worth it. My heart goes out to you. This is a difficult surgery.

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    So, a bit of an update. Sherman is back at Penn. A couple of days ago he started bleeding really bad, although the stitches were intact. He was taken back in surgery and he had a very serious puss pocket under his incision. They cleaned it out and cultured and Sherman is in the open wound area. They sedate him every day and clean it out again. They will stitch him back up when infection is completely gone. He could be at the hospital for 5 or more days. They said that because Sherman has been treated so often with antibiotics for his tail pocket infections it is possible that a lot of the meds will be useless in fighting off the bacteria. They are optimistic about a good outcome but seriously this has been so stressful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonel View Post
    So, a bit of an update. Sherman is back at Penn. A couple of days ago he started bleeding really bad, although the stitches were intact. He was taken back in surgery and he had a very serious puss pocket under his incision. They cleaned it out and cultured and Sherman is in the open wound area. They sedate him every day and clean it out again. They will stitch him back up when infection is completely gone. He could be at the hospital for 5 or more days. They said that because Sherman has been treated so often with antibiotics for his tail pocket infections it is possible that a lot of the meds will be useless in fighting off the bacteria. They are optimistic about a good outcome but seriously this has been so stressful.
    Your poor baby. Hopefully he ll be on the mend soon x


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    I'm sorry for this news and your worry for your beloved Sherman.

    Will be praying hard for him and sending hugs of comfort to you.



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    Sending prayers for recovery to Sherman. Poor baby


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    I've heard of that happening often with small children and antibiotics.....Ugh! What a crappy crappy outcome! So sorry this is happening to Sherman. I hope things start to look up soon and he's back to his normal self real soon!

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    Well I thought I'd post an update. I have to say the past 2 weeks have been the most stressful of my life. Sherman is back at the hospital for the 3rd time. I knew something was really wrong one day after the surgery. Finally, after days of trying to convince the docs that Sherman had a horrible infection, they had to reopen his incision and he was filled with puss. He has tested positive for a resistant strain of E. Coli. They had to keep the site open and he will continue to be hospitalized until they can rid him of the infection. Only then, will they close him back up. We went to the best vet hospital on the East Coast, and this happened. We are nervous wrecks about his condition and the cost of all of this is climbing by the minute. Please send good thought to our little guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonel View Post
    Well I thought I'd post an update. I have to say the past 2 weeks have been the most stressful of my life. Sherman is back at the hospital for the 3rd time. I knew something was really wrong one day after the surgery. Finally, after days of trying to convince the docs that Sherman had a horrible infection, they had to reopen his incision and he was filled with puss. He has tested positive for a resistant strain of E. Coli. They had to keep the site open and he will continue to be hospitalized until they can rid him of the infection. Only then, will they close him back up. We went to the best vet hospital on the East Coast, and this happened. We are nervous wrecks about his condition and the cost of all of this is climbing by the minute. Please send good thought to our little guy!
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    So very sorry to hear about what you and your boy are going through. Many prayers are being saidfor you all, by everyone on EBN. I know how worried you must be-it is so stressful. My heart goes out to you and poor little Sherman. GOD Bless Sherman and give him strength to get well soon.
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    OMG I'm so sorry to hear about Sherman… I hope that they get the infection cleared up soon!!! I understand your frustration w/vets, I have been there… Sending lots of hugs and prayers. Please keep us posted

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    This is so awful, I cannot imagine your stress and worry! I will be sending much love and prayers to you and Sherman.


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