Ripp’s Story, part 8—The Two-week Recheck
Ripp’s hanging at the NCSU vet school.
The beautiful new facility has this great statue out front.
Ripp went back to the vet school this week to get his stitches removed and evaluate how his healing from surgery is progressing. For the most part things are looking very good, but he does have a couple small pockets of infection remaining. This is not surprising, because he didn’t start on his super-dooper injected antibiotics until a week ago (see Blog 7 for that part of his story). But to make very sure to eliminate ALL the infection, it does mean that we’ll be extending the injected antibiotics for a third week (we both say phooey on that!) and adding an additional oral antibiotic to complement the injected one. Having come so far, going this extra mile is definitely worth it to get Ripp completely healed.
|Ripp’s still got a few ouchy places in his ears but is otherwise feeling GREAT.|