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Hi everyone,

Just a quick update on Pitanga, it's been a really long week...

We have found a huge abcess on one of Pitanga's anal glands. It was growing to the inside, so even with regular rectal exams, no one was able to feel it until it was giant! It's still maturing, so a lot of pus will come out, however, we were able to remove about 20 ml of pus  today, and Pitanga was a lot more confortable after that.

This huge abcess explains her high fevers and most of her discomfort. She is still in the hospital and will remain there at least until monday, and we'll see from there - this may very well have started with a grass seed!

Pitanga has asked me to thank you all for your love and cuddles, knowing you were all concerd made her feel loved =)

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Comment by Rhonda Fisher on June 22, 2012 at 7:31pm

Great news that you have found the cause and she is on the mend even if slowly. Poor girl it would have been so uncomfortable for her.

Comment by Finding_Beau on June 22, 2012 at 8:42pm

Dear Teresa, I have only now read your blogs about Pitanga. I hope she recovers very quickly and she will be back home with you very soon. Hobson and Annie send Pitanga lots of English Setter kisses.

Comment by Teresa on June 23, 2012 at 2:30am

thanks you guys! it seems her fever is now gone for good, but she still needs to get rid of that nasty thing before she comes home - we need to make sure there is not grass seed in there, and if there is, it must come out!

Pitanga is feeling good enough to send lots of love back and thank all her get well messages! =)

Comment by Cheryl Gorey on June 23, 2012 at 3:10am

So pleased to read your update and that Pitanga is feeling better and may she continue to recover quickly and be home soon.

Comment by Lois McCullough on June 23, 2012 at 3:29am
Poor Pitanga and you they worry the life out of us!!! Still couldn't imagine life without them xx
Comment by Dee Rance on June 23, 2012 at 6:16am

So pleased that you found this before it did any more harm....she will feel so much better for having it drained, and when the Anti-biotics kick in she will be like a new dog....and when she finally gets home with you and your family you will see a huge change in her....I am sure that she wants to come home to her family as soon as possible...good luck and again big hugs from Saffy and Fin....XXX

Comment by Chantal McIlveen-Wright on June 23, 2012 at 7:14am

Very happy to read that at least you know the cause of all her pain and discomfort!!!! Poor Pitanga staying at the hospital when she could run and play outside  :-(  very soon beautiful girl, very soon you will be out of all your miseries. Plenty of cuddles from me and have a very swift recovery.

Comment by Cornelia on June 23, 2012 at 7:36am

Very pleased that you have found the reason for her condition - hope she can come home soon! Cuddles from me and kisses from Joy xxx

Comment by McBIRDY - Jean DUHANT on June 24, 2012 at 9:55am

So happy for this good news of your girl ! ! ! Wish her a good recovery !

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