So… remember when I said I thought Rio’s gaping leg hole had maybe plateaued and we were hopeful it wouldn’t get bigger? Joke’s on us!!!
***WARNING: This post contains graphic medical images. Continue at your own risk!***
Quick reminder- this was his leg on Tuesday 5/30. Basically looked the same as the day before, and we were hopeful that this was the worst of it.
Here is Wednesday 5/31. M changed his bandage and said it STUNK. Wednesday was also his first full day on the new broader spectrum antibiotic.
Thursday 6/1 M said the bandage didn’t smell nearly as bad, she also feels it looks a bit better. I think it looks like aliens have taken residence in his leg. I mean, I work at a huge hospital and see all kinds of gross wounds, and Rio’s is starting to make me a bit squeamish.
So I haven’t seen it yet today (bandage usually gets changed around 4 pm. I plan on changing it myself tomorrow when I go for a lesson on Trainer’s horse, so I will report back with another 2 days of progress pics then. I will also hopefully have some media from my lesson to give everyone’s eyeballs a break.
We are still thinking it is likely a spider bite. Thoughts?