October 12th, 2007, 08:50 PM
I posted about 2 months ago asking if anyone had experience with a dog receiving surgery for a puncture wound in the dog's back paw, which seemed to heal fine, but later a wound that would not heal above the dog's pad (wrist/ankle of dogs leg) appeared. This wound would not heal and it was recommended to us by our vet that a second surgery be preformed to see if there was any foreign body not removed in the first surgery. We went ahead with the second surgery about 3 weeks ago - and there has been no change. The stitches were removed about 1 and 1/2 weeks ago, the dog went through a round of antibiotics and has been wearing a cone collar so that she can not lick the wound. The wound that would not heal prior to the surgery has reappeared and the dog is still lame - especially so after returning from a walk (on leash only). This is very fustrating as no one can seem to tell us why the wound will not heal (even though we are told it is not infected) and why the dog is still lame. Anyone have any ideas or similar experiences?????