Most dogs who had a tail amputation 9 days ago would be close to having their stitches removed. Melvin is not most dogs. His tail just got re-bandaged and it will probably be covered for a while. With all his allergies (and his need for Prednisone) his healing is slow. They changed up his antibiotic to a stronger variety and sent us home with more pain pills.
He’s such a trooper, he wags that little nubbin non-stop! One blessing is that these bandages seem to have staying power. I’m a bit of a sissy and will admit I’m not ready to see anything that is described as ‘still oozing’. It’s back to the vet on Wednesday. So for now, Happy Labor day weekend, from our nubbin to you!