KEEP AUSTIN...STRONG! 🐾 🚨#UPDATE
: 6:30pm 10/22
Austin is resting comfortably this evening after spending the day at the Hospital. His bloodwork shows a marked increase in his white blood cell count specifically neutrophils. While this could be a general inflammatory response the concern is that he has the start of a post surgical infection.
There is some swelling in the leg and he is painful. The current course of action includes the addition of a Fentanyl patch to further control pain. The addition of another antibiotic to fight off any infection that might be brewing and continuation of his strict rest protocol and existing medications.
He will return to the hospital on Friday for a follow-up or sooner if needed.
Obviously with metal plating and hardware after such a traumatic injury, coupled with the length of time he was injured before he had appropriate orthopedic intervention, concerns rise over a bone infection. The team will be keeping a close eye on the situation and we will continue to make every effort to provide for the best possible outcome.
Thank you again to his Foster family for the stellar job they are doing and the rapid identification of his need for additional care! Y’all are awesome ❤️ #savealife #retrieveafriend #chocolatelab #chocolatelabsofinstagram #chocolatelab_squad #chocolatelabsquad #labradorretriever #labrador #labradorsofinstagram #labrador_lovers #chocolatelab_squad #chocolatelaboftheday #labstagram #justlabradors #thelablove_feature
I always have so much fun visiting my grandparents, I pass out anywhere 😋
I wore my blue bandana so I would match the mountain... turns out it’s not actually blue 🤦🏻♀️🏔
TBT to nap times on hoomans bed 😋😋