Patient of the Month

Ginger is a 2 year-old calico that was rescued by one of our clients, Joyce Coupe. Ginger was part of a feral cat colony and when she was found, she had a large sore over her right shoulder which had become infected and was extremely painful. We suspected that she had been burned due to the sharp clean edges of the wound. The following pictures document her long road to recovery.

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This picture shows what the wound looked like initially. The dark, brownish areas are infected tissue.

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This picture shows what the wound looked like 2 weeks after the wound had been surgically cleaned and special bio-gel dressings had been applied over the wound to encourage healing. Notice that the dark, brownish areas have disappeared and the wound looks clean and healthy.

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This picture shows the wound 2 weeks after it had been surgically closed. Because the wound was so large, it was impossible for the skin edges to cover such a large area. The scar of the suture line can still be seen and there are 2 small areas where the skin edges have gaped apart due to the tension placed on the sutures by Ginger moving her right shoulder. Those 2 areas were resutured and a bandage was placed over the sutures to prevent Ginger from scratching at them.

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3 weeks later and the wound is nearly healed. There are only 2 small scabs where there use to be a large, oozing wound. Her hair has begun to grow back over the shaved areas and Ginger looks fat and healthy.

 
 
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