Hi, This is my first time posting here, I will try to keep this brief. My baby Scarlett (a boxer) was spayed early last month. I'm a military spouse, and I had the procedure done at the military vet clinic. ok, fine. they told me that the sutures they used were the dissolvable kind. They gave me her little post op care paperwork, and sent me home. Everything was fine until I started to feel her scar looked weird. It looks stiff, and when I would feel it, it felt hard, almost like I thought there was something inside.
ok then, so, she gets this little infection looking things at the top of her scar. I -should have- brought her to the vet, but i am tight on money, so i thought I would just clean it out. (so much for this being brief) So i peeled off the crust and cleaned out the little area, and i saw what was causing the problem, the knot from the sutures. I thought to myself that it shoulda been dissolved by now. So i sterlized some of my good scissors and cut the knot out. I cleaned her up and put some antibiotic cream on it, and she was golden, it looked perfect the next day, healed up just fine.
Then a few days later I see another red bump looking thing. I vow to take her to the vet once I get my paycheck. this bump is like an inch down from the start of her scar, and just off to the side...weird. I keep an eye on it, and Scarlett's behavior, she seems fine, so I chill. The bump comes to a head early this morning, and again, i say I'm going to clean it out. So i peel off the crust and start to clean it out and there is a peice of monofilment in there. It looks like a peice of fishing line. I say to myself that's impossible, she was spayed over a month ago, this should have dissolved. So, i gently tug on it, and it gives, and gives, until 5 inches of monofilment comes out of her, and i saw it worm its way through her scar, it was the weirdest thing ever.
I scrambled to get her operation paperwork, and there was a blurb the vet wrote about her procedure. It listed the type of suture used, and I googled it, and it said it's dissolvable. They used the wrong suture on her, i'm sure. But if they used the wrong suture there at the surface, did they use the wrong stuff all inside her, where they tied off and sewed things back together for the spaying?! the paperwork says they used the same suture the whole time, for everything. Does my dog have ...what is basically plastic fishing line inside of her? What can I do? What will they do to find out?! Right now the vet is closed, and she's not in any obvious pain, but first thing tomorrow I am going in there. I just am not sure what to ask, or if they'll beleive me when I show them what I pulled out of her,
ok, sorry so long, i'm just freaking out.