And here I am again, showing my butt!
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Charlotte, NC
Molly has a HUGE lump!!
Molly has this HUGE knot on the side of her neck. I'm taking her to see Russ this week -- he seems to think it's an infected lymph node and would be "easy" to surgically remove. I started her on Baytril last week per his advice. It could also be an abcess. This is what he thinks:
<The scoop on cervical lymphandenitis-ususally caused by trauma to the oral cavity, either through bite or scratch or a piece of hay. Most often Strep zooepidemicus. Treatment of choice is excision of the whole lymph node. Alternatively is lance and flushing. Left untreated, secondary complications may include pneumonia or septicemia (bacteria in the bloodstream). Long term antibiotic therapy without intervention works maybe half the time............................ >
I will keep you all posted.