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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jesse's Update


I finally talked to the vet.  The mass that was removed from Jesse's foot was cellulitus.  This is caused by a previous puncture to the area. 

We knew that there were two puncture marks, but could not come to a conclusion until the vet and I talked - a possible snake bite.  Which makes complete sense.

Thankfully, Jesse does not have cancer, but is going back to the vet today for removal of his stitches and medication.

(see blog post : Another Snake Came to Visit)

From what we've see around here, it could have been a nasty bite from a black water snake.  They are very aggressive snakes, and we have them in the creek, and the ditch that drains between the creek and the farm fields.   We've even seen them in our septic lines that feed to the cap area.    

3 comments:

Sandra said...

I am glad to hear she doesn't have cancer.
As far as snakes go, YIKES! I freak out when I see a garter snake.

EMMA said...

Good news that Jesse is on the road to recovery.

Liz said...

Poor puppy! Thats crazy that it might have been a snake bite. Sure is one nasty looking snake!