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Bogart - recovering from left rear amputation - soft tissue sarcoma
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26 August 2019 - 7:06 pm
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Hey everyone, 

Bogart is generally recovering well.  He is more active than I thought he would be just 5 days after surgery.  He walks and gets up without whimpers or anything now!  He’s starting to get his appetite back, but it’s not all there.

I was curious about one thing during recovery.  We noticed on his left side (the amputation side) that he has a long sagging lump of skin (it might be filled with something, I can’t tell) that goes from behind his left front arm, to about his genitals – where they shaved him.  Is this just swelling/bruising or stretching of skin from swelling?  Or is it something I should worry about?  It doesn’t hurt him or seem to bother him, but it’s large and noticeable enough to see and definitely has a different feel when you are petting his chest.  It’s like there’s a soft tube of something under the skin.  

Thanks in advance,

Thomas and Bogart

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27 August 2019 - 10:40 am
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Hi Thomas
Glad to hear that things are pretty good for your boy. YAY!

The thing you are describing sounds like a seroma . That is a fluid build-up from what used to be his leg, usually nothing to worry about, and will reabsorb into the body. Is there any fluid leaking out? If so, what’s it like?

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