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Old 01-07-2016, 01:04 AM
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Desperately trying to save our dog!!!!

Looking for advise and/or help on bacterial infections. Our dog had a common TPLO in October and contracted a bacterial infection in his surgical site, called Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. His leg was extremely concerning to us the day we arrived for discharge. So, there is no doubt in our minds, the pseudomonas was a hospital acquired infection. He's been on antibiotics for almost 2 months. Approximately 1 month after his TPLO, it was discovered that he had a fractured fibula head in the same leg and would need corrective surgery to fix. This was performed in December.

He has recently began having serious kidney issues and is being treated by an internal medicine specialist. We learned this evening that his urine sample was cultured and came back positive for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Pseudintermedius (MRSP).

Desperately searching for information on these 2 bacteria's. How, if any, do these two correlate with one another? And could the renal failure be a result from these bacteria. He currently has the plate from the TPLO and an external fixator (from the fractured fibula head) in his leg... Which are making me think are only harmful at this point. This sweet dog means soooooo much to our family and I'm afraid to not give him every opportunity possible to pull through this. But I'm very nervous this isn't going to turn out good. PLEASE HELP!!

*Also, just out of curiosity---- wondering if there is a chance the fractured fibula head could have occurred during sx?
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:26 AM
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So scary - sorry I don't have any answers for you. Hope he's alright, please let us know what happens.
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Old 01-13-2016, 08:33 PM
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So sorry to hear of your dogs infection complications. Unfortunately hospital acquired infections can be very difficult to deal with, human or canine. My guess, and its only a guess, is his kidney failure is probably more related to the antibiotics than the infection. Antibiotics, as much of a life saver as they can be, also come with medical costs and trade-offs. Your internist is best qualified to manage the proper administration of the drugs necessary to deal with the infection. Please let us know how he doing.
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