Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Velvet is not ready to "go home"


Velvet looking very grouchy.

Went to the vet last evening (4 Apr) with the intention of collecting Velvet and releasing him to his "residence" after being informed he is ready to "go home" the previous day. However, his wound still looks raw and wet when I got to see him. There's still part of his rectum that is visible (I forgot to ask the vet assistant if it was suppose to be like that; Dr Wong was in the middle of an emergency surgery because a dog had swallowed a big piece of stone!).


Wound still looks raw and wet

I didn't think in my opinion it was safe and right to let Velvet go in that state. Afterall, the place he loiters in is not exactly clean and cosy. In fact, the area is full of ants and is muddy (especially with all the afternoon rain these days). The last thing I want is to have him risk getting his wound infected. I decided to let him recuperate for another two days and see if his wound would be better. Oh yes, this means more money but no choice I suppose. I'm glad to have some very kind sponsors to help with part of the medical fees. So far, the bill stands at $281.40. More to come.

Will check on Velvet in 48 hours' time. Meanwhile, it's back to my studies. Sigh.

4 comments:

Victor Tabbycat said...

That does NOT look ready to leave vet. What are they thinking? Poor little Velvet. I'm glad you are giving him a better chance of survival. Has he been treated for the underlying cause? Is he pooping normally? Sometimes I think "experts" have had too much school and not enough real world.

Kayley said...

!!! That looks bad actually. I think Velvet needs a good home after the op, not go back to her surroundings. Hopefully someone will adopt her.

I want to. The only problem is that the man of the house named Dad has a room that is 60% taken up by his books and papers. The door is to be left open for ventilation. So Mum says unless he cleans that room up, no pets are allowed in case they go in and give it an extreme makeover...

cat_aunty said...

aiyoh that looks bad....

Anonymous said...

Goodness, that looks BAD! Hope Velvet gets well soon.

Rose