So it’s been two months since Annie & Teddy came off their antibiotics. It was extremely nerve wrecking as we waited to see if the abscesses returned. So far, touchwood, neither abscess has returned, which feels like a miracle given they only had a slim chance of survival at the beginning of the diagnosis.
Annie still has a very small pea shaped lump on her head but it hasn’t changed in three weeks now. She has been given a cautious all clear, purely because of that little lump. I shall keep monitoring it & hopefully nothing will change. As you can see from the photos, her fur has grown back & she is relaxed as ever!
As for Teddy, he has been given a cautious all clear too but the vet is more confident with Teddy that it will not return, purely because he has no lumps. The ordeal did leave Teddy underweight & he had a reaction to all the injections.
By the time the above photo was taken, Teddy’s reaction site had started to heal. His fur had just started to grow back & there were just a few remaining scabs left. To help heal his scabs I used Manuka Honey & it seemed to work pretty well, it definitely took the angry redness away. I had to stop using it once he returned to his Daisy as I know she would have probably licked it off.
Both Teddy & Annie had no after affects of being on antibiotics for so long. Sometimes the gut can grow bad bacteria after such a long course of antibiotics. I think what stopped this is that I had both of them on a probiotic throughout the antibiotic course & for two to three weeks after.
Teddy has gained quite a bit of weight now & is looking like his old self again, which is so great. The whole ordeal has taken quite a bit out of them both as neither are youngsters, but that said, they are both now doing fab. Long may it continue.
We hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas & a we wish for everyone to have a much better year than 2020. What a terrible year!