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Koa's osteosarcoma diagnosis and upcoming amputation

2 week post amputation

May 26th, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Koa’s skin opened up near his incision and was oozing on Sunday night. Took him to the vet Monday morning. He was put under general anesthesia to clean the wound out, put a drain in, and resuture part of his incision. Koa didn’t seem to be bothered by it at all. He was in good spirits and hopping on 3 legs well. We also found out that day that his biopsy came back positive for osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Once he is done healing, we will consult with the oncologist regarding chemotherapy.

The vet took the drain out today and we rebandaged his wound which also needs to be changed out daily. His wound culture from Monday came back positive for an Enterobacter infection which I will have to give him a daily injection of antibiotic. Good thing I’m a nurse so we don’t have to return to the vet daily for injections and dressing changes. Hopefully all of the stitches will come out next Fri. Koa also got a laser treatment today to help with the healing process. Check out his goggles! He’s such a strong warrior.



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