Well I left him there again last night. She did the ultra sound and found a pocket of liquid in the scrotum. She came out and asked me about sedating him and going in to drain it and flush it out and I gave her permission to go ahead.
Inside was a massive amount of pus, dead tissue, and sutures that had come off. She flushed it out and drained it as best she could, and as she was doing this, noticed that the inguinal canal (leads into the abdomen) was open, which means the infection probably spread there as well. He has a drain coming from his scrotum and sutures up both sides. We have to keep a very close eye on him but I went and picked him up this morning.
He looks so pathetic. In order for the drain to stay in place, they had to fashion a sort of 'back pack' for him with vet wrap. It's snug so that he can't remove it and he looks so THIN. It's amazing how much fur they have. I have to change the drain's vaccutube daily and monitor his sutures, in case he needs an E collar. He's left them alone so far, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I'm still going to handfeed him but I'm going to mix Mazuri in with the Critical Care so he can get used to the flavor again. He hasn't eaten on his own in any significant amount since the day after the surgery.
He's also on Sulfatrim, anti-gas meds, another antibiotic I can't remember the name of, and a pain medicine.
In my mind, the dead tissue itself combined with the infection gives me grounds to go after that vet who did the surgery. If a lawyer tells me I don't really have a case, I'm taking it to one of those evening news trouble shooter people. I'm into this for over $1000 now, but as long as I get my baby back, I'll be happy. The rest will come if it's meant to, I suppose.
I SO don't want to be here at work today. He's at home with my mom and one of my friends who drove down from Ohio until I get off at 7pm.