Monroe is back at the vet today because her wound is even more infected and she still is not improving.
The vet called and we discussed whether or not it was time to say goodbye to Monroe. It really is iffy, but we’re going to give it one more college try with Monroe. The vet doesn’t believe she is suffering, and geese are big, tough birds.
So we agreed that she will be cleaned up and cleaned out today, and we’ll switch antibiotics. She will stay on pain medication to ensure she isn’t suffering. She has an infected bone, infected dog-bite wound, she isn’t passing waste because she has nerve damage and she’s not eating because she’s full of waste. Each one of those individual problems can improve though, and she COULD recover. Together they are a tall order, but a new antibiotic and a good wound cleaning will give her one last chance. She could die today during the wound cleaning if she ruptures an artery again, but if all goes well, she’ll come home tonight and we’ll re-evaluate again this Saturday.
We all want Monroe to “win” this fight because she deserves it so much. Now it is up to the medications and her body. I think she knows we love her and want what’s best for her, even if it isn’t what we’d want for her. But it has been two weeks since she arrived and a few days longer since she was injured. Pelvic breaks take a long time to heal but she isn’t healing yet. And it isn’t fair to her to let her go on indefinitely without improvement. Monroe needs to turn a corner and improve by Saturday or we will plan to say goodbye to her then.
Thanks for all of your support.