Monday, December 29, 2008

Elias and His Malady

So imagine my surprise when Elias was playing with Garvin last Tuesday and Bill's father informed me there was a large lump. Like the size of an egg on the skin under his jaw line. Apparently they had been playing and Garvin snagged Elias along the inside of his lower gum creating a puncture wound that went through the main vein in those parts. This promptly had a balloon like effect filling the skin in his lower jaw with dirty blood. We had a drain put in on Saturday but because it is staying in until this coming Saturday I will not be traveling to Short Mountain.

Elias is in good spirits and has enough antibiotics to stop the plague. As you can see the area effected was quite large and it gave me quite a scare but the vet says he is doing fine.

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