When my new parents realized the seriousness of having a 107 temperature and were able to lower it with ice packs, they knew something else needed to be done. Having just lost their 14 month old fur baby to seizures , she called their local vet and were told to bring Charlotte in immediately. As the Dr. Examined Charlotte she was very surprised at the severity of the wound. She said the best treatment would be to remove the leg due to lack of bone in the foot and the infection was so bad that the foot would not heal.
We knew Charlotte was a special fur baby and her mom felt she had to be saved, Charlotte had not made a noise or wimpier throughout her exam and redressing of her wound. It was decided that Charlotte would stay at the clinic (the clinic that the adoption mother used) and be put on IV antibiotics and pain meds, have some blood work done to determine if she could have the amputation done on Wednesday (3 days away).